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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Morriss (c1907-1972)

Journalist.

Born at King’s Lynn, England, he began a life-long career in journalism as a reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press in 1928, later becoming a news-copy editor. In 1959 he moved to the Toronto Globe and Mail, returning in 1966 to write for the Winnipeg Tribune. He wrote about drama and the movie industry for 43 years. He was made an honorary life member of the Manitoba Drama League and the Canadian Motion Picture Pioneers, and was holder of the Canadian Drama Award for 1958. In 1971, he retired and moved to Gilford, Ontario. He and his wife were killed in a traffic accident in New Brunswick on 24 March 1972.

Sources:

“Frank, Pat Morriss killed in collision,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1972, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2010

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