Morley Torgov BA, LLB, DLitt (born 3 December 1927 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a Canadian novelist, humorist and lawyer. He was a partner in the Toronto-based legal firm Olch, Torgov, Cohen LLP.

He studied law in Toronto at Osgoode Hall, formally becoming a lawyer in 1954. Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1990.

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick was a 1988 film based on his 1982 novel. His short story collection A Good Place To Come From was made into a TV series.

Torgov is the father of former actress and current artist Sarah Torgov, who appeared in the movies Meatballs and American Gothic among others.

In 2015, he was named a member of the Order of Canada.[1]

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