Morgan Brittany
Birth Date:
December 5, 1951
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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American actress Morgan Brittany (born Suzanne Cupito) is best known for playing  Katherine Wentworth, the conniving younger half-sister of Pamela Ewing and Cliff Barnes, in the television soap opera “Dallas” from 1981 to 1987. Currently, she works as a contributor on Fox News and has written a first book, “What Women Really Want” (2014).

Brittany became a national ambassador for the March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies, during the 1980s. She raised funds and brought awareness to the prevention of birth defects throughout the state. She was with the organization for twenty years.      

Brittany has been married to stuntman Jack Gill since 1981. They are the parents of actress Katie Gill and musician/stuntman Cody Gill. She split her times between Atlanta, Georgia and Southern California.

Suzanne Cupito

Childhood and Family:

Morgan Brittany was born as Suzanne Cupito on December 5, 1951, in Hollywood, California. She attended Grover Cleveland High School with Charles Martin Smith. They performed in school dramas and musicals. She later graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University at Northridge.   

On May 31, 1981, Morgan was married to Jack Gill. They have two children, Katie Gill (born 1985) and Cody Gill (born 1988).  



Morgan Brittany launched her career when she was nine years old as Suzanne Cupito with a part in a television special called “Playhouse 90.” She went on to land guest spot in a number of television series, including “The Detective,” “The Lloyd Bridges Show,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Twilight Zone,” “My Three Sons,” “Rawhide,” “Lassie,” “Branded” and “The Outer Limits.” She made her big screen debut in “Gypsy” (1962), where she co-starred alongside her favorite actress, Natalie Wood. She then  appeared in such films as “The Birds” (1963, starred  Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette), “Stage to Thunder Rock” (1964, starred Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell and Scott Brady), “Yours, Mine and Ours” (1968, starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda).

Brittany officially changed her professional name when she was 18 years old. She then appeared as a dancer in Gene Kelly's Las Vegas show, “Gene Kelly's Wonderful World of Girls,” before moving to New York City. In NYC, she worked as a model with The Ford Modeling Agency, and appeared in several TV commercials and print ads. She signed a three year contract as “The Ultra Brite Toothpaste Girl” and became spokesmodel for Levi's, L'Oreal, Ford and Camay, among other brands. Her stint as a model even brought Brittany to Tokyo where she became the face of the Japanese cosmetics company Kanebo's product “Ireine” for two and a half years. After returning to the U.S. in 1976, she re-launched her acting career.

Brittany played the role of Vivien Leigh in “Gable and Lombard” (1976), a biographical movie directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring James Brolin and Jill Clayburgh as screen stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, respectively. She followed it up with roles in television movies like “The Amazing Howard Hughes” (1977), “Delta County, U.S.A.” (1977), “The Initiation of Sarah” (1978), “Samurai” (1979), “The Fantastic Seven” (1979), “Death Car on the Freeway” (1979), “The Dream Merchants” (1980), “The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch” (1982), “Half Nelson” (1985), “LBJ: The Early Years” (1987), “Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel” (1987) and “The Saint: The Big Bang” (1989) as well as guest appearances in television shows like “The Quest” (1976), “California Fever” (1979), “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (1980), “When the Whistle Blows” (1980), “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1980), “The Love Boat” (1981-1986), “Fantasy Island” (1981-1983), “The Fall Guy,” “Hotel,” “L.A. Law,” “Married with Children” and “Murder, She Wrote.” She also appeared in two feature films: “The Prodigal” (1983) and “Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat” (1989).

After her stunning appearance on the 1980 TV film “The Scarlett O'Hara War,” Brittany attracted the attention of “Dallas” producers who was in search of an actress to play  the sister of Pamela Ewing, Katherine Wentworth. Brittany made her first appearance on the CBS primetime soap opera on October 30, 1981 and would stay with the show until October 2, 1987.

Brittany starred with David Birney and Arthur Hill in the television drama series “Glitter,” playing Kate Simpson. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show ran on ABC for a season from September 13, 1984 to December 27, 1985.  

In the 1990s, Brittany appeared in episodes of the television series “B.L. Stryker” (as Donna Whitehall), “Burke's Law” (as Laura Gardner), “The Nanny” (as Judy Silverman), “Melrose Place” (2 episodes, as Mackenzie Hart) and “Silk Stalkings.” Besides, she was cast in the independent films, such as “Riders in the Storm” (1995), “Legend of the Spirit Dog” (1997) and “ The Protector” (1998).    

In 2001, Brittany played the role of Dr. Hall in an episode of “Doc” called “Some Gave All: Part 1.” She later returned to the series to play Dr. Gwen Hall in the episode “Wake Up Call” (2004). She also made guest appearances in other series like “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (2001), “V.I.P.”(2002) and “Son of the Beach” (2002).

In 2002, Brittany appeared in the indie film “ The Biggest Fan,” which is based around the band Dream Street (Chris Trousdale, Jesse McCartney, Matt Ballinger, Frankie J. Galasso and Greg Raposo). She then played the role of Abbey in “Mothers and Daughters” (2006), a drama film starring Sally Kirkland, Heidi Marnhout, and Sheri Hellard, who also directed the film, and appeared with  Namrata Singh Gujral, Beau Bridges and Brad Raider in the comedy film “Americanizing Shelley” (2007).  

Presently, Brittany works as a conservative political commentator and author. She pens a weekly column for World Net Daily  and Townhall Finance. On September 2, 2014, she released a book titled “What Women Really Want” with co-authors Ann-Marie Murrell and Dr. Gina Loudon.   


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