Morton Downey Jr. Interview
The biggest compliment you can ever give someone is to say they're original.
Morton Downey Jr. was an original. A singer. An actor. An author. And, oh yeah, a Talk Show Host. Morton Downey Jr. did it all.
On March 12, 2001 Morton Downey Jr. died of Lung Cancer. He was 67 years old.
Back on February 22, 1999 we spoke with Morton Downey Jr. about his career, his health, some of the people he knew over the years, and his time as a disc jockey in Syracuse.
This is the first time this interview has been published anywhere.
Q: Back in the days of the Morton Downey Jr. Show, you
told the Enquirer the pressures of doing that show almost drove you to suicide.
Is that true?
Q: Since you were the star of the show, couldn't you
control the schedule and slow the work pace?
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