A Very Good Production
A Very Good Production is an American film and television production company founded by comedian, television host, actress Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. Television's Telepictures, it is known for producing the long-running series The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The company co-founded the former record label, eleveneleven in 2010. Happy Time Jekyll Little Funny Too Close To Home Green Eggs and Ham The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen's Design Challenge Little Big Shots Ellen's Game of Games Splitting Up Together Bethenny Repeat After Me One Big Happy Heads Up! Little Big Shots: Forever Young First Dates The Smart One Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Two Steps Forward Castle Hangnail Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable A Very Good Production on IMDb
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is Theodor Seuss Geisel's first children's book. It was published under the pen name Dr. Seuss. First published by Vanguard Press in 1937, the story follows a boy named Marco, who describes a parade of imaginary people and vehicles traveling along a road, Mulberry Street, in an elaborate fantasy story he dreams up to tell his father at the end of his walk. However, when he arrives home he decides instead to tell his father what he saw—a simple horse and wagon. Geisel conceived the core of the book aboard a ship in 1936, returning from a European vacation with his wife; the rhythm of the ship's engines captivated him and inspired the book's signature lines: At least 20 publishers rejected the book before Geisel ran into an old college classmate, who had just become juvenile editor at Vanguard Press. Vanguard agreed to publish the book, it met with high praise from critics upon release, though sales were not as impressive. Analyses of the book have focused on its connections to Geisel's childhood.
Geisel returned to fictionalized versions of Springfield in books, Marco appeared again in 1947 in the Dr. Seuss book McElligot's Pool; the story begins as a boy named Marco walks home from school, thinking of his father's advice: "Marco, keep your eyelids up/ And see what you can see." However, the only thing Marco has seen on his walk is a horse pulling a wagon on Mulberry Street. To make his story more interesting, Marco imagines progressively more elaborate scenes based around the horse and wagon, he imagines the horse is first a zebra a reindeer an elephant, an elephant helped by two giraffes. The wagon changes to a chariot a sled a cart holding a brass band. Marco's realization that Mulberry Street intersects with Bliss Street leads him to imagine a group of police escorts; the scene becomes a parade, as he imagines a grand stand filled with the mayor and aldermen. Now home, he snaps back to reality and rushes up the front steps, eager to tell his father his imagined story. However, when his father questions him about what he saw on his way home, his face turns red and he says, "Nothing...but a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street."
Geisel was 33 and had ten years of experience in cartooning and advertising when he began work on Mulberry Street. He had an established and prosperous career in advertising, including a contract with Standard Oil for Flit bug spray. Geisel's popular campaign featured the line "Quick, the Flit!" He had made some forays into book publishing: for Viking Press in 1931 he illustrated Boners and More Boners, collections of quotations from children's school papers. The book's positive sales encouraged Geisel to create his own children's book, which his advertising contract did not forbid. In 1932, Geisel wrote and illustrated an alphabet book featuring a collection of odd animals, but was unable to interest publishers in it. According to Judith and Neil Morgan, Geisel conceived the core of Mulberry Street in the summer of 1936 aboard the MS Kungsholm, a Swedish American luxury liner, during the return trip from a European vacation with his wife, Helen Palmer; as the Kungsholm endured a storm and Geisel suffered from sea sickness, he jotted down a rambling plot that started with "a stupid horse and wagon".
To keep himself occupied, he began reciting poetry to the rhythm of the ship's engines and soon found himself saying, "And, a story that no one can beat, to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street." For days after they landed, he had the rhythm of the ship's engine stuck in his head, so, at Helen's suggestion, he decided to write a story based around it. The Morgans based this account on interviews with Geisel, who had given similar accounts of the book's creation to journalists throughout his career omitting or altering various details. In one version, he had been working on the book for six months before the European trip, the trip home provided the final breakthrough. In another, he claimed he had the book about half finished when they landed in the US. Geisel, in his perfectionism, struggled with writing Mulberry Street. According to the Morgans, "Although he lived for wit, his flights of fancy were subject to strict review." He spent at least six months on the book, writing numerous drafts.
He asked his wife to discuss every page with him. Geisel submitted his finished manuscript titled A Story No One Can Beat, to dozens of publishers during the winter of 1936–37. Publishers posited a variety of criticisms of the book, including that fantasy was not salable, that children's books written in verse were out of style, that the book lacked a clear moral message. According to the Morgans, Geisel angrily exclaimed to his wife, "What's wrong with kids having fun reading without being preached at?" She cited the book's cartoon-like drawings and its story, which might be seen to encourage daydreaming and lying to one's parents, as possible reasons for its rejection. According to Geisel, he was walking down Madison Avenue in New York City after learning of the latest rejection, planning to burn the manuscript when he got home, when he ran into Mike McClintock, an old Dartmouth College classmate. McClintock had just become juvenile editor at Vanguard Press and took Geisel to his office to introduce him to Vanguard's President James Henle and editor Evelyn Shrifte.
Henle had been gaining a reputation for signing authors whom other, larger
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television is the television production arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment; the division was started on March 21, 1955 with its first and most successful head being Jack L. Warner's son-in-law William T. Orr. ABC had major success against its competition with Walt Disney's Disneyland TV series and approached Warner Bros. with the idea of purchasing the studio's film library. WB formally entered television production with the premiere of its self-titled anthology series Warner Bros. Presents on ABC; the one-hour weekly show featured rotating episodes of television series based on the WB films and Kings Row, as well as an original series titled Cheyenne with Clint Walker. The first one-hour television western, Cheyenne became a big hit for the network and the studio with the added advantage of featuring promotions for upcoming Warner Bros. cinema releases in the show's last ten minutes. One such segment for Rebel Without a Cause featured Gig Young notably talking about road safety with James Dean.
With only Cheyenne being a success, WB ended the ten-minute promotions of new films and replaced Warner Bros. Presents with an anthology series titled Conflict, it was felt. Conflict showed the pilots for 77 Sunset Strip; the success of Cheyenne led WBTV to produce many series for ABC such as Westerns, crime dramas, other shows such as The Gallant Men and The Roaring Twenties using stock footage from WB war films and gangster films respectively. The company produced Jack Webb's Red Nightmare for the U. S. Department of Defense, shown on American television on Jack Webb's General Electric True. All shows were made in the manner of WB's B pictures in the 1940s. During the 1960 Writers Guild of America strike, WB reused many plots from its films and other television shows under the nom de plume of "W. Hermanos"; this was another example of imitating Warner Bros' B Pictures who would remake an "A" film and switch the setting. Two of the most popular stars, James Garner and Clint Walker, quit over their conditions.
Garner never returned to the Warner's fold during this period. Successful Warner's television stars found themselves in leading roles of many of the studio's films with no increase in salary. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was the lead of 77 Sunset Strip, in a recurring role on Maverick, headlined several films until exhaustion forced the studio to give him a rest. Many other actors under contract to Warner's at the time, who despite their work conditions, did see their stars rise over time, albeit for most only included Jack Kelly, Will Hutchins, Peter Brown, Ty Hardin, Wayde Preston, John Russell, Donald May, Rex Reason, Richard Long, Van Williams, Roger Smith, Mike Road, Anthony Eisley, Robert Conrad, Robert McQueeney, Dorothy Provine, Diane McBain, Connie Stevens, who had recorded songs, "Kookie, Kookie" with Edd Byrnes in 1959. Burns and Troy Donahue would become teen heartthrobs. Another contract player, Englishman Roger Moore, was growing displeased with Warner as his contract was expiring and would relocate to Europe from Hollywood, becoming an international star on TV, in films.
Warners contracted established stars such as Ray Danton, Peter Breck, Jeanne Cooper and Grant Williams. These stars appeared as guest stars, sometimes reprising their series role in another TV series; the stars appeared in WB cinema releases with no additional salary, with some such as Zimbalist, Walker and Danton playing the lead roles. Some stars such as Connie Stevens, Edd Byrnes, Robert Conrad and Roger Smith made albums for Warner Bros. Records. One particular recording, a novelty tune titled Kookie, Kookie became a big hit for Edd Byrnes and Connie Stevens; the following year, Connie Stevens had her own hit, with Sixteen Reasons. It was during this period, that shows Westerns like Cheyenne and Maverick. Depending on the particular show, William Lava or David Buttolph would compose the music, with lyrics by Stan Jones or Paul Francis Webster, among others. For the crime shows, it was up to the songwriting team of Jerry Livingston and Mack David, who scored the themes for the sitcom Room for One More, The Bugs Bunny Show.
In 1960, WBTV turned its attentions to the younger viewer, for one program, anyway, as they brought Bugs Bunny and the other WB cartoon characters to prime time, with The Bugs Bunny Show, which featured cartoons released after July 31, 1948, combined with newly animated introductory material. That year saw the debut of The Roaring Twenties (which was thought to be a more benign alternative to Desilu's The Untouchables. Whether or
The Seven Lady Godivas
The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family is a picture book of the tale of Lady Godiva and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. One of Seuss's few books written for adults, its original 1939 publication by Random House was a failure and was remaindered. However, it gained popularity as Seuss himself grew in fame, was republished in 1987; the book recounts in prose the tale of seven Godiva sisters, none of whom wear clothing. The explanation for their nakedness when walking in snow, is that "they were themselves and chose not to disguise it." The story opens with the sisters' father, Lord Godiva, deciding to leave for the Battle of Hastings on horseback. This upsets the sisters, as horses untamed animals. Sure enough, before Lord Godiva manages to leave the castle walls, he is flung from his horse and killed; as a tribute to their father's fate, the Godiva sisters agree to never marry—despite the fact that each is courting one of seven brothers named Peeping—until they can warn their countrymen of the dangers of horses.
The book follows the sisters as they set out on individual quests for "horse truths", which turn out to be well-known sayings involving horses. Seuss had misgivings about The Seven Lady Godivas before its publication. Seuss, by calling Cerf a sap, was implying that Cerf was being too nice in allowing the book to be published; the initial 1939 publishing had a print run of 10,000 copies. Seuss himself called it his "greatest failure" and "a book that nobody bought". To another interviewer he said "It was all full of naked women, I can't draw convincing naked women. I put their knees in the wrong places." It became one of only two Dr Seuss books, along with The Cat in the Hat Songbook, to be allowed to go out of print. The remaining copies were remaindered in the chain of Schulte's Cigar Stores for twenty-five cents, though original editions now have been reported as selling at prices as high as $300; the book's initial failure has been attributed to several factors: at two dollars, it was priced high for the Great Depression era.
The book's depiction of nudity, though it was intended for adults and was restrained, led to cold reception. In 1974, Carolyn See wrote in Esquire that "America was feeling too blue to be cheered up by pictures of silly ladies". Seuss said he tried to draw "the sexiest-looking women" he could, but they "came out just ridiculous"; the failure of The Seven Lady Godivas, Seuss's fourth book, may well have led to his subsequent immersion into the world of children's literature. He stated that he would "rather write for kids", who were more appreciative, was no longer interested in writing for adults. Indeed, his general contempt for adults is evident in his oft-repeated quote: "Adults are obsolete children, the hell with them." When he did publish a second book aimed at adults, it was subtitled A Book for Obsolete Children. Morgan, Judith. Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel. Random House. ISBN 0-679-41686-2
The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss, he is best known as the main character of the children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He has been played/voiced by many different actors, including: Boris Karloff, Hans Conried, Bob Holt, Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch; the Grinch is depicted as a hairy, pot-bellied, pear-shaped, snub-nosed creature with a cat-like face and cynical personality. In full-color adaptations, he is colored avocado green, he has spent the past 53 years living in seclusion on a cliff. In contrast to the cheerful Whos, the Grinch is misanthropic and mean-tempered, with a heart, "two sizes too small", he hates the Christmas season, making particular note of how disturbing the various noises of Christmas time are to him, including the singing of Christmas carols. Unable to stand the holiday any longer, he decides to destroy it once and for all. Aided by his pet dog, Max, he disguises himself as Santa Claus and breaks into the Whos' homes to steal everything they own and dump it off a nearby mountain.
Although he pulls off the theft on Christmas morning, he is shocked to hear the Whos still singing cheerfully, happy to have each other. He realizes that the holiday has a deeper meaning that he never considered. Inspired, he stops the Whos' belongings from falling off the edge of the mountain, in the process his heart grows three sizes, he returns all the gifts he gladly takes part in the Whos' Christmas celebration. The Grinch is still portrayed as a ill-tempered character in artwork or other media. In both the animated TV special and the 2000 live-action film, he is shown to have superhuman strength when he stops an entire sleigh loaded with presents from going over a cliff and lifts it over his head, he is described as " the strength of ten Grinches plus two" during that moment of crisis. With the character's anti-Christmas spirit followed by the transformation on Christmas morning, scholars have noted similarity to Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Cardiologist David Kass suggested that the rapid growth of the Grinch's heart at the end of the story indicates that the Grinch has the physiology of a Burmese python.
In the 2000 adaptation, when he was a baby, his first sign of hating Christmas was after seeing none of the Whos notice him land on a tree. When he was taken in he showed violence to the holiday biting off the head of a Santa cookie and drawing violence to him when he was in school, he falls for a Who-girl named Martha, when a large boy bullies him for being different and telling him he has a beard, which only fuels his determination to make the greatest gift using family heirlooms, a tiny gramaphone and a colinder and throwing them into a hot cooking pot. When he returns to school for the gift exchange with a bag on his head, the Grinch is bullied again, this time by the boy about his gift and the bag on his head, to which the teacher tells Grinch to take it off, revealing his futile attempts to shave his face, which causes the whole class the teacher to laugh; this causes the Grinch to lose his temper, resulting in him throwing his gift at a pile of presents, picking up the tree and throwing it, yelling, "I HATE CHRISTMAS!"
The real reason is that he hates the Whos. The Grinch first appeared in the May 1955 issue of Redbook in a 32-line poem called "The Hoobub and the Grinch," but made his book debut in the 1957 story How the Grinch Stole Christmas and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, published as both a Random House book and in an issue of Redbook magazine. In 1966, the story was adapted into an animated television featurette of the same name, directed by Chuck Jones and included the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Boris Karloff serves as both the story's narrator and the voice of the Grinch, but the song was sung by Thurl Ravenscroft, as Karloff could not sing. In 1977, Seuss responded to the fan request for more Grinch tales by writing Halloween Is Grinch Night, that serves as a prequel to the 1966 film; this was followed in 1982, when Marvel green-lit The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat a TV film starring The Cat in the Hat produced by Dr. Seuss. Although not as successful as the original, the two films both received Emmy Awards.
Several episodes of the 1996 Nick Jr. television show The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss featured the Grinch, this time in puppet form, a rare screen appearance for the character without being animated or illustrated. A 2000 live-action feature comedy film based on the story, directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, was a major success of audience and box office, although it received mixed reviews at those times. A video game based on the film entitled The Grinch, was released on several consoles and PC in the same year, it was followed in 2007 with the release of a Nintendo DS version that went under the full title of the movie. The Grinch was portrayed on the stage when the story was turned into a musical by the Children's Theater Company out of Minneapolis; the show made it to Broadway by way of a limited run in 2006, with Julia Leuchtenberg playing the Grinch. Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson portrayed the Grinch in the touring production of the musical from 2008 to 2015.
The Grinch is a minor character in Seussical, a crossover between various Dr. Seuss stories; the Grinch's story was adapted in animated form in 2018 by Illumination Entertainment, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. The Grinch has become an icon of Christmas and the winter holidays, despite the character's hatred of the season. Over th
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960; as of 2016, the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide. The story has appeared in several adaptations starting with 1973's Dr. Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam-I-am and the first-person narrator; the story follows an unnamed character who does not like green eggs and ham and his adversary Sam-I-Am who wants him to eat it. The story becomes a refrain as Sam persistently follows his rival through an assortment of locations and dining partners; the character gives in and tries the dish, just to make Sam “let him be”, finds it quite tasty responding, "I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am." Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss's "Beginner Books", written with simple vocabulary for beginning readers. The vocabulary of the text consists of just 50 words and was the result of a bet between Seuss and Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss's publisher, that Seuss could not complete an entire book without exceeding that limit.
The 50 words are: a, am, anywhere, are, be, box, could, dark, do, eggs, goat, green, here, house, I, if, in, like, may, me, not, on, or, Sam, see, so, that, them, they, tree, will, would, you. Green Eggs and Ham was published on August 12, 1960. By 2001, it had become the fourth-best selling English-language children's hardcover book of all time; as of 2014, the book has sold 8 million copies. In 1999 the National Education Association conducted an online survey of children and teachers, seeking the 100 most popular children's books; the children ranked Green Ham third, just above another Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat; the teachers ranked it fourth. Teachers ranked it fourth again in a 2007 NEA poll. Scholastic Parent & Child magazine placed it #7 among the "100 Greatest Books for Kids" in 2012; that same year, it was ranked number 12 among the "Top 100 Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal – the first of five Dr. Seuss books on the list; the book has become sufficiently ingrained in the cultural consciousness that U.
S. District Court Judge James Muirhead referenced Green Eggs and Ham in his September 21, 2007 court ruling after receiving an egg in the mail from prisoner Charles Jay Wolff, protesting against the prison diet. Muirhead ordered the egg rendered his judgment in the style of Seuss. Senator Ted Cruz read the book on the floor of the United States Senate during his filibuster over the funding over Obamacare. Musician will.i.am has stated. On September 29, 1991, following Dr. Seuss' death earlier that week, the Reverend Jesse Jackson recited an excerpt of Green Eggs and Ham on Saturday Night Live during a special tribute segment. Green Eggs and Ham is the third of the three Geisel stories that were adapted into the television special Dr. Seuss on the Loose, which featured a connecting narration by The Cat In The Hat, in 1973; the character appeared in Fox in Socks with a few changes to him, such as no hat. The song "Green Eggs and Ham" was recorded by the band Moxy Früvous on their 1992 independent debut album Moxy Früvous and is a rap treatment of the famous story.
The book was made into a Living Books adaptation for the PC and there were similar differences to reflect the new media such as Sam-I-Am sings his opening lines. An upcoming animated television series based on the book, Green Eggs and Ham, will premiere on Netflix in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To, Random House Children's Entertainment and Gulfstream Television and distributed by Warner Bros. Television; the book was featured as one of the segments brought to life via live-action in a stage-play fashion in the 1994 TV film In Search of Dr. Seuss. In VHS/DVD, The book had included two other stories, The Tooth Book & Ten Apples Up On Top. לֹא רָעֵב וְלֹא אוֹהֵב Huevos verdes con jamón Groene eieren met ham 火腿加綠蛋 Prosciutto e uova verdi Virent ova! Viret perna! Kto zje zielone jajka sadzone? Les œufs verts au jambon Lynda. How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs and Ham
Tracy Jamel Morgan is an American actor, voice actor, comedian best known for his seven seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009 for his work on 30 Rock, he has appeared in numerous films as an voice actor. Morgan was raised in Tompkins Houses in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, he is the second of five children of a homemaker and Jimmy Morgan, a musician who returned from military duty in the Vietnam War as a recovering heroin addict, causing him to leave the family when Morgan was six years old. His father named him Tracy in honor of a platoon mate and friend who shipped off to Vietnam with him and was killed in action days later; the target of bullies as a child, Morgan attended DeWitt Clinton High School. In 1985, at age 17 in his second year, he learned his father had contracted AIDS from hypodermic needle use, his father died in November 1987, at age 39. Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina that year and dropped out of high school just four credits short of his diploma to care for his ailing father.
Raising their first son and living on welfare, Morgan sold crack cocaine with limited success, but began earning money performing comedy on the streets after his best friend was murdered. He said in 2009: "He would say to me,'Yo, man, you should be doing comedy.' A week he was murdered. And that for me, like my Vietnam. I had my survival guilt. Why I made it out and some guys didn't."Morgan embarked on a stand-up comedy career enough that he "finally moved to a nice community in Riverdale, from a run-down apartment next to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx". Morgan made his screen debut playing Hustle Man on the television show Martin; the character sold various items from the "hood", always greeting people with his trademark "What's happ'n, chief?", had a pet dog he dressed as a rapper. In the 2003 Chris Rock film Head of State, Morgan appeared as a man watching television questioning why they are not watching Martin. Morgan was a regular cast member on Uptown Comedy Club, a sketch-comedy show filmed in Harlem that aired for two seasons, from 1992 to 1994.
He was on the HBO series Snaps in 1995. He appeared twice on HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Morgan joined the cast of the comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1996 and performed as a regular until 2003, he returned to host on March 14, 2009, reprised his roles as Brian Fellow and Astronaut Jones. He made a guest appearance on the 2011 Christmas show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, hosted again on October 17, 2015. From 2006 to 2013, Morgan was a cast member of the television series 30 Rock, playing the character Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself, his work on 30 Rock was well-received, he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards. In 2018, Morgan began starring in The Last O. G. Morgan had his own sitcom, The Tracy Morgan Show, in 2003, canceled after one season. Morgan appeared in One Mic, on Comedy Central, he hosted the first Spike Guys' Choice Awards, which aired on June 13, 2007. In 2003, he was on an episode of Punk'd, he can be heard as Spoonie Luv on the Comedy Central program Crank Yankers and as Woof in the animated series Where My Dogs At?.
Morgan acted in commercials for ESPN NFL 2K, ESPN NBA 2K, ESPN NHL 2K, co-starring with Warren Sapp, Ben Wallace and Jeremy Roenick. He appeared in Adam Sandler's film The Longest Yard as a transgender inmate. Morgan has hosted the VH1 Hip Hop Honors for two consecutive years, hosted the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Morgan appeared in two episodes of the Animal Planet series Tanked, first having a Jaws-themed shark tank built in the basement of his house having a replacement tank built for his giant Pacific octopus. In December 2015, he starred in a comedic Beats by Dre commercial. Morgan has given Carol Burnett, Jackie Gleason, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor as among his primary comedic influences. On October 20, 2009, Morgan's autobiography, I Am the New Black, was released; the book includes stories about living in Tompkins Projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Morgan appeared on National Public Radio's Fresh Air hosted by Terry Gross, at times becoming emotional about his former life in a New York ghetto.
While in high school, Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina in 1987. They have three sons together. Morgan filed for divorce in August 2009, after having been separated for eight years. Morgan credits one of his sons with having saved him from his alcoholism. Morgan said in 2009, "I'm estranged from my own mother and most of my family, I'm not sure that's going to change much."In September 2011, on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, Morgan announced he and model Megan Wollover had become engaged six months earlier in San Francisco. Their first child, daughter Maven, was born in New York City on July 2, 2013. Morgan and Wollover married on August 23, 2015. In 1996, Morgan for years has struggled with alcohol abuse. With his consent, many of his own troubles were incorporated within 30 Rock episodes. In early December 2010, Morgan received a kidney transplant necessitated by his diabetes and alcohol abuse. Morgan admitted that he did not take his diabetes but realised the care for it would end up being a matter of life and death.
On June 7, 2014, Morgan was a passenger in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus involved in a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey. Just