Robert Morse, who played Don Draper in the hit American drama Mad Men, has died at the age of 90. Bert Cooper, the head of the show’s advertising company, was its best known character and he lent his surname Cooper to the Sterling company. The news of his death has surfaced the internet, saddening many of his fans and well-wishers. Writer, producer and vice president on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Larry Karaszewski took to Twitter to announce the news.
Larry Karaszewski wrote that his good friend Bobby Morse had died at the age of 90 and went on to call him a great talent and a beautiful spirit. Larry also sent love and blessings to the late actor’s son Charlie and daughter Allyn. The author went on to say that he’s had so much fun hanging out with Bobby, filming people and putting on so many shows over the years. In addition to Larry, several other personalities also paid their sincere respect and tribute to Robert Morse and expressed their deepest condolences to his family and friends. The actor reportedly passed away on Wednesday April 20th, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Who Was Robert Morse?
The actor appeared in nearly 100 theatre, television and film productions during his nearly 60-year career, having first made his name in a stage adaptation of Shepherd Mead’s bestselling How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1961. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1990 he repeated the feat by winning the Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play for his performance as Truman Capote in the play Tru.
Not only did it make him one of only four actors in history to win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play or Musical, but it also earned him an Emmy three years later for televising a live performance of the show became. As part of the ensemble cast, his performance as the eccentric creator of the Mad Men ad company catapulted him to international acclaim, earning him five Emmy nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
After dying quietly after witnessing Neil Armstrong’s moon landing in 1969, he used his Broadway skills for a major post-mortem musical number, doing a song-and-dance routine to The Best Things in Life Are Free . Needless to say, Robert Morse was a great personality who will be greatly missed by many.