Morton Downey Jr. Rank
About Morton Downey Jr.
Morton Downey Jr. was an American star who gained fame through his work as a talk host. He was also popular as an actor. He became especially famous during the late 1980s for his highly controversial talk show dubbed “The Morton Downey Jr. Show”.
He worked as a talk show host at the Sacramento-based radio station KFBK. He was, however, dismissed in 1984.
He was raised in a family of popular showbiz personalities. Barbara Bennett, his mother, was a stage and film actress. His dad, Morton Downey, gained fame as a singer during the 1920s and 1930s.
Famous actress, Joan Bennett was his aunt. His grandfather was Richard Bennett, a legendary personality in the movie industry. His grandmother, Adrienne Morrison, was an actress.
He gave birth to four children and was married four times. His last marriage was to Lori Krebs, whom he married in 1993 and remained with her until his death in 2001.
He died from lung cancer. He was first diagnosed with the illness in the summer of 1996.
Downey was a product of New York University.
In the early years of his career, Downey worked as a DJ. He also delved into music and released a couple of songs. He wrote a few hit songs and became a member of ASCAP.
In 1990 he starred, as Tony Pope, in the action film “Predator 2”. That same year, he played the role of Horton Rivers in an episode of the TV series “Tales from the Crypt”.
He filed for bankruptcy in 1990.
Before he died, he strongly advocated against smoking.
Morton Downey Jr. Rank
F.A.Q. about Morton Downey Jr.
When is his birthday?
Morton Downey Jr.'s birthday is on December 9, 1932.
In how many days is his birthday?
Morton Downey Jr.'s birthday is in 325 days
How old was Morton Downey Jr. when he died?
He was 68 years old.
When did he die?
He died in March 12, 2001.
How old would he be today?
Morton Downey Jr. would be 89 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Morton Downey Jr. from?
He was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S..
Morton Downey Jr.'s Popularity
Morton Downey Jr. was a famous Talk show host, Singer, Actor, DJ, who was born on December 9, 1932. As a person born on this date, Morton Downey Jr. is listed in our database as the 47th most popular celebrity for the day (December 9) and the 49th most popular for the year (1932).
People born on December 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Morton Downey Jr. is the 1264th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Morton Downey Jr.'s birthday, Morton Downey Jr. ranks 456th in famous people born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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