Eric Douglas Morley and Adoption

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Morley was orphaned at the age of 11 and sent to a naval training ship.

He became an entertainment and media tycoon. He and his wife founded the Miss World pageants in 1951; he was chairman of Mecca Ltd. (responsible for introducing Bingo to the UK) and director of the Grand Metropolitan Group.


Who's Who, 1997 "The Morleys." Available at: Associated Press. "Eric Morley, Creator of Miss World Pageant, Dies at Age 82." Available at: