== Early life and career ==[[File:TheRobinMorganShow.jpeg|thumb|left|200px|Morgan in studio at The Robin Morgan Show in 1946]]
Morgan was born on January 29, 1941, although the birthdate was reported inaccurately throughout her career as a child actor. She was born in [[Lake Worth, Florida]] to unmarried Jewish parents. Her mother Faith Berkeley Morgan traveled from her New York residence to Florida to give birth.ref Robin's father, a medical doctor named Mates Morganstern, refused to accompany the pregnant Faith on her trip.ref
Robin Morgan grew up in [[Mount Vernon, New York]] and later on [[Sutton Place, Manhattan|]] in Manhattan. Her mother and her maternal aunt Sally started her as a child model when she was a toddler. At what she and others thought was the age of four (she was actually five years old),ref she had her own radio program on New York station titled Little Robin Morgan. She was also a regular on the original network radio version of [[Juvenile Jury]] playing herself. She started her most famous acting role when she replaced another child actor in the role of Dagmar Hansen, the younger sister in the TV series [[Mama (television)|]] starring [[Peggy Wood]] that premiered on CBS in 1949. Producers, sponsor [[Maxwell House]] and network officials believed Morgan's age was seven when she began work on the series, but she was actually eight.ref The year was 1949 when Morgan took on the part of Dagmar.