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Birth Name: Errol Morris
Born: 02/05/1948
Birth Place: Hewlett, New York, USA

The early life of Errol Mark Morris seemed as eccentric and fascinating as some of his documentary subjects. Born Feb. 5, 1948 in Hewlett, NY, Morris' father died when he was two years old. His mother, a Julliard graduate, supported him and his brother by working as a music teacher. An aunt, whom Morris would later describe as "somewhat demented," frequently took him to Saturday matinee screenings of horror movies, which terrified him. His chief pursuits as a teenager were obsessive reading, watching television, and playing the cello, which he studied in France for a summer under the legendary composer and conductor Nadia Boulanger. After graduating from the Putney School in Vermont, he atte... Continue Bio >>

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