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Vic Morrow

Born: 1929-02-14 - Died: 1982-07-23
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Death Summary: Morrow was acting in a scene for Twilight Zone: The Movie when he along with two children (ages 6 and 7) were killed when a helicopter from the scene lost control and crashed.

Morrow and one of the children were decapitated by the helicopter blades and the other child was crushed under the helicopter's body.

The deaths of the children brought up questions of child labor laws, and a case went to court for over a decade. Among the defendants were Director John Landis and Producer Steven Spielberg. They were not of course acquitted of involuntary manslaughter. Lawsuits were settled out of court with the parents of the children as well as Morrow's children.

Who was Vic Morrow : Victor "Vic" Morrow was an American actor who had appeared mostly in televsion shows such as Charlie's Angels, Mission Impossible, and Magnum P.I. just to name a few.

He had two children, one of which is actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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  1. Lee Caren Says:

    An extremely intelligent man. He was an awsome person who knew his profession (acting)well. One of the best character actors that ever lived. Vic always gave his best acting performance in any show or movie he was in. It is a shame that he was never really honored or appreciated by hollywood. The world lost a true gem on the day Vic died so tragically. He will not be forgotten.

  2. pete lehr Says:

    vic was a great actor. a real cool cat god rest his soul amen

  3. pete lehr Says:

    a great actor had a commanding voice tough as they come god blessed him! AMEN!

  4. dwald Says:

    Vic Morrow was one of the BEST! He was a wonderful actor in everything he did! I’ve seen him in several movies & tv shows & am still on a quest to see the rest of his work. He was so sexy..just oozing w charisma! A stupid, careless, AVOIDABLE tragedy claimed the lives of a truly talented man & 2 innocent children. May they rest in peace.

  5. Paul Johnson Says:

    I will never forget him in his star role as Sgt. Saunders in the hit series “Combat”. His death left a terrible void in the movie industry. He is greatly missed.

  6. Gerd Rein Says:

    Vic we worked together on several Combat episodes. You always remembered my name, I hope you rest in peace.

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