Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cross Dressing Actor Christopher Morley

I thought we should play tribute to actor Christopher Morely.

As a child I thought Christopher Morely was a true magician being able to morph himself into a very convincing female and then back again to male. He was a role model, something I personally wanted to be able to achieve when I grew up. I first saw Chris in 'Freebie and the Bean', and was totally blown away by him. It is a shame that his career was mainly in the Hollywood homophobic era, but still his performances were magical.



Here is a condensed clip of an Episode of Partners in Crime called 'Is she or isn't he?' in which Chris features from the begining.




Another television series he appeared in was Vegas, from the 1980's. Here is a clip, together with a complete play list. These clips are from Erica caddei's YouTube channel SGF, which is well worth a visit.




I don't know where Chris is these days or what he is up to, but it would be lovely to know he is well and happy. Cheryl x

Short bio from Wikipedia

Christopher Jarman Morley was born in 1951 and was the older of two sons born to William Jarman Morley, II and Frances Farmer. His paternal family originated in St. Mary's Parish of Nottingham, England but came to America in 1843, settling first in Dillsboro, Indiana and later in Carrollton, Kentucky. His great-grandfather, William Jarman Morley, I, moved to Austin, Texas in the 1870's and was a co-founder of Morley Brother's Drug Company. The company invented and patented many popular old remedies and gradually grew to include locations in several states.

Christopher's parents divorced and he and his brother, David Morley, were raised by their mother and allowed little contact with their father, a prominent veterinarian in El Paso, Texas.

 Christopher Morley was accepted to UCLA in 1969 with a major in mathematics. Once at UCLA, he changed his major to dance and studied ballet with Mia Slavenska. He also studied ballet with Stanley Holden at the Los Angeles Music Center. He performed with the Santa Monica Ballet Co. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in their production of 'The Nutcracker.' Later he obtained his license in Cosmetology, and worked in Beverly Hills at the John Peters Hair Salon, on Rodeo drive. He and his Style Assistant, Robert A. Romero, achieved recognition and success in the Beverly Hills/Hollywood area. Unfortunately, his Assistant, Robert, moved on the Eric Serena Hair Salon, working with stars, such as Cher and others. Both later regretted this career change and separation of a successful work relationship. An actor and female impersonator who specialized in cross-dressing roles in the 1970s and '80s.

4 comments:

  1. Christopher is alive and well in California and working on his art collection!

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    1. Many thanks. Good to know he is well and happy.

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  2. https://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Morley.62?fref=ts Why not contact Christopher himself Cheryl, such a lovely person too x

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