Bruce Morrow is an actor and producer, best known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), and Across the Universe (2007).
|Profession(s):||Disk jockey, radio announcer,
|Date of Birth:||13 October 1935|
|Age (as in 2022):||86 years|
|TV Show:||3rd Rock From the Sun|
|Family:||Father : Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Children:||Paige Morrow Kimball,
|Networth (approx.)||$ 1.6 Million|
Facts About Bruce Morrow
Bruce Morrow (born Bruce Meyerowitz on October 13, 1935) is an American radio artist, popular professionally as Cousin Brucie.
As a young man, he would have been very interested in radio shows like Boston Blackie, The Bickersons, Superman, and The Shadow.
In 1951, at the age of 16, he played the character “Tooth Decay” in a school hygiene play. He also participated in the All-City Radio Workshop at James Madison High School. He wanted to continue this and spent ten hours a week working for educational drama productions at radio station WNYE-FM.
Morrow enrolled as a student at Brooklyn College but soon dropped out. He later became a student in the Communication Arts program at New York University. He managed to convince a dean to start the school’s first WCAG (Communications Arts Group) radio station. It was a carrier current station with a very limited reach and programmed classical music.
Morrow’s first stint on the radio was in Bermuda on ZBM-AM, where he was famous as “The Hammer”.
Morrow start his career in the United States on New York City’s top 40 station WINS (AM) in 1959.
In 1960 he moved to Miami, Florida to pass time on WINZ (AM) before coming back to New York the following year for the main season WABC (AM 770), another Top 40 station.
Morrow’s come back to New York came just as rock and roll music was becoming extremely famous with baby boomers, and Morrow found himself on the strongest radio station on the East Coast at the beginning of the decade called British invasion.
His major competition came from his previous station WINS, which featured “Murray the K”, a DJ who claimed to be associated with the Beatles.
In 1986, Bruce Morrow Start working on the Wednesday evening shift, where he present The Top 15 Yesterday and Today Countdown. In 1991, the Wednesday show became The Yearbook, focusing on music from the years 1955 to 1979. Cousin Brucie was also the “breakfast host” on Atlantic 252 from 1992 to 1996.
He did many shows as part of WCBS-FM, and his show “Cruisin’ America” was broadcast nationally; the program would last until 1992 and he continued to lead the station until 2005. Afterward, he signed a multi-year contract with Sirius Satellite Radio; His latest projects include “Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Party-Live” and “Cruisin’ with Cousin Brucie.”
In December 1974, Morrow, divorced, married Jodie Morrow (Berlin), at the time managing director of executive development and internal placements for the department store chain Alexander’s.
Morrow has two grandchildren and three adult children, including Meridith Morrow Binette, Paige Morrow Kimball, and Jon Morrow.
Morrow was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
In 2010, he received the Bravery In Radio Award from William Paterson University and his radio station WPSC 88.7 FM, for a record of “inspiring radio programming and lifelong commitment to the medium of radio.”
Morrow’s voice can be heard in the films Across the Universe, Gas Pump Girls, and Dirty Dancing; he also had a minor role in the latter, playing a magician who cuts Baby (Jennifer Grey) in half and served as a period music consultant.