Tuesdays With Morrie – starring Jamie Farr

Tuesdays With Morrie – starring Jamie Farr

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

He was born Jameel Joseph Farah on July 1, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, the only son of Samuel, a grocer and Jamilia, a seamstress.
His acting career began at 11 when he won $2 in a local talent contest. He graduated from Woodward High School with honors and was named Most Outstanding Student having served as President for three years. He also acted in and wrote various variety shows, was Features Editor of the school newspaper, President of the Radio Club and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating, he moved to Southern California where he attended the Pasadena Playhouse of Theatre Arts. He won his first film role as Santini in the MGM production “The Blackboard Jungle”. Jamie carved out a television career appearing as a regular on “The Red Skelton Show” before serving two years in the US Army where he was stationed in Korea. After discharge, he appeared as a regular on “The Danny Kaye Show” as well as CBS’s “the Chicago Teddy Bears”. Over the years Jamie has co-starred with Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Dean Martin and Lucille Ball.
During M*A*S*H*’s first season, Jamie was hired to play a phony transvestite bucking for a Section 8 Discharge. Something about the chomped cigar under the black veil and hairy legs under the flowing skirt immediately clicked with the producers and audience and Max Clinger was born. The weekly show would boast of 52 million viewers running 13 years and being voted TV Guide’s Best TV show of all time. The final two-hour episode aired on February 28, 1983 drawing a record 125 million viewers.
Jamie has appeared in numerous feature films including “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and the “Cannonball Run” films with Burt Reynolds and SCROOGED with Bill Murray.
He made his Broadway debut as Nathan Detroit in the long running revival of “Guys And Dolls” for which he received rave reviews. His other theatre credits include Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”, Oscar Madison in the North American tour of “The Odd Couple”, Fagin in “Oliver”, George Burns in “Say Goodnight Gracie” and Morrie in the Canadian production of “Tuesdays With Morrie”.
Among the many awards Jamie has received is “The Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, honorary degrees from The University of Toledo and The Medical College of Ohio, “The Governor’s Award of Ohio”. He has a park in Toledo named after him as well as a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. For 28 years he has hosted the LPGA’s Jamie Farr Classic at Toledo’s Highland Meadows Country Club attracting the best female golfers from around the world and raising millions of dollars for children’s charities in Northeast Ohio. Most recently, Jamie was honored with the Special Recognition Award at the 2016 Kahlil Gibran Sprit of Humanity Dinner.
Jamie has been married to Joy Richards for 50 years. They have two children, Jonas and Yvonne. In 2004 Jonas and his wife Pamela blessed Joy and Jamie with their first grandchild, Dorian.

Tuesdays With Morrie – Starring Jamie Farr

Tuesdays With Morrie – Starring Jamie Farr

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“I was unprepared for how moving and powerful TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE turned out to be…On this ground, the flowers of humanity grow.” —NY Post