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Howard Morrison

Entertainer [Te Arawa]

His name was synonymous with entertainment in New Zealand. Dubbed Ol' Brown Eyes — Māoridom's version of Frank Sinatra — Howard Morrison's voice and charisma carried him through decades of success both here and abroad. From the Howard Morrison Quartet to time as a solo performer, Morrison's take on songs like 'How Great Thou Art' ensured his waiata an enduring place at the top of local playlists.

I remember as a young boy, growing up – we were always told to stand up and make a speech, stand up and sing a song, do this and do that ... when I look back, he was grooming us, training us for our journey. Actor Temuera Morrison, on his uncle Howard

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Subject - Television

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The Secret Life of John Rowles

2008, Subject - Television

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bro'Town

2004 - 2009, As: Howard Morrison - Television

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Pokarekare Ana - A Māori Love Song

2002, Subject - Television

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The Sir Howard Morrison Story

2002, Narrator, Subject - Television

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My Kainga My Castle

2000, Presenter - Television

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Showcase

1996 - 1998, Judge - Television

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Showcase - 1996 Grand Final

1996, Judge - Television

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Sir Howard Morrison - Time of My Life

1995, Subject, Artistic Director - Television

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Toogood Tales

1994, Subject - Television

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Breaking Barriers

1993, Subject - Television

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Wonderful World - TV One Channel ID

1991, Subject - Television

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An Evening with Sir Howard Morrison

1990, Subject - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Howard Morrison

1990, Subject - Television

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Kia Ora Bonjour - Part One

1990, Presenter - Television

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Billy T Live

1990, Writer, Actor - Television

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Kia Ora Bonjour - Part Two

1990, Presenter - Television

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My Old Man's an All Black - performed by Howard Morrison & Billy T James

1990, Performer - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie

1990, Subject - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Showbands (Episode Two)

1990, Subject - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Singers (Episode Five)

1990, Subject - Television

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This is Your Life - Sir Howard Morrison

1989, Subject - Television

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Magic Kiwis

1989 - 1991, Subject - Television

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This is Your Life

1989, Subject - Television

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Speakeasy

1983, Subject - Television

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Speakeasy - Breaking In

1983, Subject - Television

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Howard Morrison Special - Hamilton

1982, Subject - Television

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How Great Thou Art (Whakaaria Mai)

1981, Performer - Music video

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Top Town - 1977 Final

1977, Presenter - Television

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John Rowles - 'Cheryl Moana Marie'

1976, Subject - Television

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Telethon

1975 - 1993, Presenter - Television

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Studio One - New Faces Final, 1974

1974, Judge - Television

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Studio One - Episode Two 1974

1974, Judge - Television

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New Zealand Day at Waitangi

1974, Performer - Television

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Studio One

1968 - 1974, Judge - Television

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Don't Let it Get You

1966, As: Himself - Film

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Funny Things Happen Down Under

1965, As: Kingie - Film