Morrow Wilson is an American actor known for movies like The Secretary (1992), Wit’s End (2005), and Safe Harbor (1999). While Morrow is reckoned a popular entertainer, he is also known to be the 6th and last husband of the famous American actress and comedian Rue Mcclanahan.
Although an Emmy Award-winning performer, Wilson’s former wife experienced a number of shaky relationships that caused her to enter and leave marriages. In 2010, she passed away at the age of 76.
Life and Career Background of Morrow Wilson83-year-old Morrow was born in New York City and is the oldest of his two siblings, Jim and Joe.
Wilson went to the pricey and exclusive Putney School, which he describes as “a farm at the top of a windswept mountain in Vermont.” Through the influence of an older Putney student named Steve Scheiber, he later enrolled in Columbia College in 1957 where he majored in English.
Morrow was later introduced to the world of theater in college and after developing his skills, he decided to pursue a career in television before moving on to advertising.
Before transitioning to a full-time independent career as an actor, singer, and writer, Wilson had a number of high-level corporate positions for many years.
He is presently known to be an award-winning actor who has been cast in dozens of New York City stage productions. Hitherto, he has starred in other feature, independent, and TV films, primetime television, six New York soap operas, and many commercials.
Some of his known works are Communicating Doors (2001), The Secretary (1992), Safe Harbor (1999), Back to You and Me (2005), and Wit’s End (2005).
Meanwhile, Morrow Wilson is also a singer and a writer as mentioned earlier. He has written a book titled David Sunshine and the novel has been awarded four stars by Amazon and five stars by GoodReads.
Morrow Wilson was Married to Rue Mcclanahan for Over a Decade
Given that both Wilson and Rue are performers, it seems likely that they met while working together. They got married on December 25, 1997. Following 12 years of marriage, they got separated in 2009, a year before McClanahan passed on. Her final union—which lasted the longest—was with actor Morrow and she claimed that she had never experienced love like the love she felt for Rue.
Why Did Morrow and Rue Mcclanahan Separate?
While several reasons have been established as to why Rue abandoned her first 5 marriages, there is no clear reason yet as to why she called to quit with Morrow. All that is known is that the couple was separated at the time of Rue’s stroke and eventual death.
Meanwhile, Morrow’s ex-wife has detailed the reasons why she ended her marriage with her first 5 husbands to be mostly centered around their greed, bad temper, and self-centeredness.
A Look at Rue Mcclanahan’s Previous Marriages
The ex-wife of Morrow was notorious for often entering into ill-fated partnerships. The first two of McClanahan’s three marriages, which lasted four years together, were to actors, Tom Bish and Norman Hartweg. Her fourth marriage with Gus Fisher lasted just two years while her fifth marriage to an ex-boyfriend (Tom Keel) terminated after just one year.
Morrow Wilson’s Former Wife Died of Breast Cancer a Year after their Separation
McClanahan had a breast cancer diagnosis in June 1997, and she underwent successful treatment. She was to receive recognition for her lifetime accomplishments on November 14, 2009, at a ceremony called Golden: A Gala Tribute to Rue McClanahan, which was to take place at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. However, the event was delayed because of McClanahan’s hospitalization. On November 4, she underwent triple bypass surgery. Entertainment Tonight reported on January 14, 2010, that the actress had experienced a minor stroke while recuperating from surgery.
Sadly, McClanahan passed away at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on June 3, 2010, at the age of 76, from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was survived by her sixth husband, Morrow Wilson (from whom she split in 2009), her first-born child, Mark Bish of Austin, Texas, her sister, Melinda Lou McClanahan, and various relatives.
Other Facts About Morrow Wilson
I. He couldn’t stay in a place for more than 3 years while growing up. This was due to his father’s career as a freelance writer.
2. Even though it was difficult, Wilson’s itinerant upbringing had two advantages. It helped him get ready for the isolating aspects of his chosen vocation as a writer and actor and enhanced the closeness between the Wilson boys.
3. He began to take the kind of day jobs as an office manager, switchboard operator, or receptionist before making his breakthrough.
4. Wilson is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Authors League of America, the Dramatists Guild, The Actors’ Fund of America, The Players and the Columbia College Resource Council for the Arts.
5. His main concerns now are singing in supper clubs, acting in Shakespeare and light comedy, and writing novels and plays.
6. Wilson’s ex-wife and he both have acting and writing as professional interests.
7. There is no record of him having children and he never married anybody other than Rue Mcclanahan.