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George Murphy (I) (1902–1992)


After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Since 1927 was he with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway, since 1934, after his wife retired from show business, in Hollywood, where he worked with Shirley Temple, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald Reagan. A Republican since 1939, in 1945 he became president of ... See full bio »

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(age 89) in Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Charles Tyler
- You're Only Young Twice (1960) ... Charles Tyler
 1952 Walk East on Beacon!
Inspector James 'Jim' Belden
 1952 Talk About a Stranger
Robert Fontaine Sr.
 1951 No Questions Asked
Police Insp. Matt Duggan
 1949 Battleground
'Pop' Stazak
 1949 Border Incident
Jack Bearnes
 1948 Big City
Patrick O'Donnell
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Steve Abbutt
 1947 Cynthia
Larry Bishop
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Theodore 'Ted' Parkson
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Jake Justus
 1944 Step Lively
Gordon Miller
 1944 Show Business
George Doane
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Johnny Demming
 1943 The Powers Girl
Jerry Hendricks
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Lt. Thomas L. 'Tom' Sands
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Jimmy K. Metcalf
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street
Joe Jonathan
 1941 Rise and Shine
Jimmy McGonigle
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Skeets Maguire
 1941 Tom Dick and Harry
Tom
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Jerry Kelly
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Alan Blake
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Eddie Kerns
 1939 Risky Business
Dan Clifford
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Rusty
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Barry Paige
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Roger Wendling
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Hal Adams
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Bill Raeburn
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Sonny Ledford
 1937 London by Night
Michael Denis
 1937 Top of the Town
Ted Lane
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short)
Charlie Hall
 1936 Woman Trap
Keat Shevlin
 1935 The Public Menace
Edward Joseph 'Red' Foster
 1935 After the Dance
Jerry Davis
 1935 I'll Love You Always
Carl Brent
 1934 Jealousy
Larry O'Roarke
 1934 Kid Millions
Jerry Lane
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Stage Play: Roberta. Musical revue. Music by Jerome Kern. Book by Otto A. Harbach. Based on the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller. Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle. Scenic Design by Clark Robinson. Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel. Furs Designed by Max ... See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Nancy Carroll] Nancy herself wasn't too easy to work with. She was potentially one of the great stars, but she never quite made it -- maybe because she used stage tricks instead of her God-given talents ... She seemed to enjoy making others uncomfortable. See more »

Trivia:

He was elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election held following the death of Senator Clair Engle (Democrat of California) from a malignant brain tumor in 1964. Murphy's opponent in this election was former JFK press secretary Pierre Salinger, who was trounced by a huge margin. During Murphy's term (1965-1971) he contracted throat cancer. He battled this successfully, but, sadly, because of... See more »

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