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Don't Drink the Water (1969) Stars: Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell, Michael Constantine, Richard Libertini, Avery Schreiber, Phil Leeds, Martin Danzig, Howard Morris ~ Directed by Howard Morris


Born September 4, 1919, Character Actor Howard Morris! Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Griffith Show! What a voice! Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) & Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others!


A Love at First Sight, Seen Clearly at Last

Nancy Balbirer and Howard Morris had crushes on each other at N.Y.U., but it took decades before they really found each other.