Morgan Brittany has been an actress for almost her entire life. She has worked with such legends as Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda...to name a few. She has been directed by some of Hollywood’s most prestigious directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Mervyn LeRoy, John Schlessinger and Mark Rydell.
Although best known for her role as Katherine Wentworth, the sophisticated but maniacal sister of Pam Ewing on CBS’s “Dallas”. Morgan has had a career spanning the decades. From her role as “Baby June” in Warner Bros. Musical “Gypsy” to “The Birds”, “Marnie” and “Yours, Mine and Ours”, she has enjoyed roles with much variety.
Ms. Brittany’s career began at the age of 5 when she appeared with Lloyd Bridges in the television series “Sea Hunt”. During the 60’s she starred in over 100 television shows such as “Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Andy Griffith Show”, “Lassie”, “Playhouse 90” and “My Three Sons”. In 1966 she became a member of Richard Boone’s repertory company.
After attending college at California State University, Northridge, Ms. Brittany performed a brief stint in Las Vegas as Gene Kelly’s dancing partner in “Gene Kelly’s Wonderful World of Girls”. After that, she went to New York to pursue a modeling career. Within a month, she had landed six national commercials and become a spokesperson for Ultra-Brite Toothpaste, Avon Cosmetics, Ford, Max Factor and L’Oreal Cosmetics. She also was the “Milk girl” for the California Milk Advisory Board.
Her modeling career took her to the Orient and she became the “face” of Kanebo Cosmetics in Japan, Korea and much of the Far East. She spent 3 years traveling the world as their model.
Upon returning to the US, Ms. Brittany moved into feature films such as “Gable & Lombard” and “Day of the Locust”. In both films she portrayed a young Vivien Leigh, a role she repeated in the NBC mini-series “Moviola - The Scarlett O’Hara War” also starring Tony Curtis. Her many MOW credits include playing the young Mrs. Howard Hughes in “The Amazing Howard Hughes” with Tommy Lee Jones and silent film star Clara Bow in “The Dream Merchants”.
In the past few years she has starred in her own ABC television series for Aaron Spelling entitled “Glitter”, had three syndicated TV series “Star Games” with Bruce Jenner, “Photoplay” produced by Jack Haley Jr. and “The Contemporary Collectables Show”. Her recent television credits include “Melrose Place”, “The Nanny”, “Married With Children”, “Silk Stalkings”, “L.A. Law”, “LBJ, the Early Years”, “Perry Mason Mysteries”, “Murder She Wrote”, “B.L. Stryker” with Burt Reynolds and she was a favorite guest star on many of Bob Hope’s specials.