Robert Morse , award-winning actor in theater and television, has died at the age of 90. This was announced by screenwriter and producer Larry Karaszewski via Twitter . Morse is probably best known to most series fans for his role in the multi-award-winning AMC series » Mad Men «. He played Bertram «Bert» Cooper, the eccentric senior partner at advertising agency Sterling Cooper, who often pulls the strings in the background while the two main characters Donald Draper (Jon Hamm) and Roger Sterling (John Slattery) do the day-to-day business.
Robert Morse was a supporting cast member for the first two seasons of Mad Men, but was promoted to the main cast in Season 3, where he remained through Season 7. Decades before Mad Men, however, Robert Morse was already an award-winning acting star.
Robert Morse’s career outside of ‘Mad Men’
He was particularly successful on Broadway in the early stages of his career and even won a Tony Award twice, the highest honor a theater actor can receive. He also embodied one of his best Broadway roles, that of writer Truman Capote, in the anthology series American Playhouse, which also earned him an Emmy in 1993.
In addition, he had directed a number of comedies and musicals for the cinema, particularly in the 1960s, such as » Death in Hollywood » and » How to Succeed Without Trying Very Hard». More often, however, Morse has been seen on the small screen.
The actor’s TV career spanned a whopping 65 years. Morse had his first series appearance in 1954 in the soap «The Secret Storm», his last in 2019 in the comedy » Corporate «. In between, he could be seen from time to time in individual episodes of well-known TV hits such as » A Colt for all cases » and » Murder is her hobby «. His last major series appearance was in 2016 as journalist Dominick Dunne in American Crime Story Season 1, also known as The People v. OJ Simpson” is known.
There he also worked with Larry Karaszewski , who co-created the series as a writer and producer. In his Twitter post he says goodbye to his good friend and colleague with emotional words: