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Overview (4)

Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Birth NameMorna Anne Murray
Nickname Annie
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anne Murray is a major recording star. She has won numerous Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, as well as a number of Juno Awards in her native Canada. Anne lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children. She has sold over 24 million records. She is known for such hits as "Snowbird", "Danny's Song", "You Won"t See Me", "You Needed Me", "What Would It Take" etc... Anne tours on a regular basis but limits her dates as her family comes first.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <paule.boulet@sympatico.ca>

Spouse (1)

Bill Langstroth (20 June 1975 - 1998) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (18)

She has a museum, Anne Murray Centre, dedicated to her in Springhill, Nova Scotia.
Was a high school Physical Education teacher before her singing career
She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1975 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1984 for her services to music.
Pictured on one of four 52¢ Canadian commemorative postage stamps honoring Canadian Recording Artists, issued 29 June 2007. The other stamps pictured Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
Two children with Bill Langstroth: son William (born in 1976) and daughter Dawn (born April 16, 1979).
Daughter of James Carson Murray, a doctor, and Marion Murray, a registered nurse.
Separated from Bill Langstroth in May, 1998.
Her daughter, Dawn Langstroth, is a singer, songwriter and recording artist who sometimes recorded with her mother. Dawn has also been battling anorexia.
After high school, spent a year at Mount Saint Vincent University, a Catholic women's college in Halifax. Next stop was the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where she studied Physical Education.
Sister of David, Daniel, Harold, Stewart and Bruce Murray. Bruce performed and toured with Anne in the 1980s.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Her mother, the former Marion Burke, died April 10, 2006, at the age of 92.
Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
She is of Irish, Scottish, and French descent.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
Just released "Country Croonin'" (2002); CD of country/pop standards
Release of her memoirs, "All of Me" by Anne with Michael Posner. [October 2009]
Friends with Ruth Buzzi.

Personal Quotes (6)

Some of of the guys in my early years were into drugs and booze until I finally woke up to what was going on. We used to go through Chicago airport with these guys and I'd be scared to death. If we were there for more than an hour, almost all of them would get pissed. You never knew when you got to the boarding gate who was going to be in what kind of shape. It was horrible.
You know, I ain't hurtin' to be a star.
I was conscious about everything at the beginning. I got over my shyness, but I still don't like cocktail parties. Early on, everybody wanted a piece of me. They were just grabbing at me on the one hand and looking down their noses at me on the other. I thought, 'Get me the hell out of here.' I was much better off in the United States because there they don't care where you're from.
In those days people were constantly trying to change me into a glamor baby. I remember having to wear white boots on 'Wayne and Shuster'. I didn't like them. They made me look like Nancy Sinatra, and I didn't want to look like her. I wanted my hair short, but everyone wanted me to have long hair. I fought twenty-five years for my short hair. But in time, I smartened up and realized I at least had to put on some nice clothes.
I was in bare feet when we got married. It was great. [When the photographer backed into some candles] He had on a polyester suit and, boy, did it ever go up in flames. We had to break off the ceremony and push him our of the house and roll him around in the backyard to put out the flames. It was quite an wedding.
[on the end of her run of hit records] It's not great when it happens. It's like looking in the mirror and seeing you have an old lady's neck. You just have to maintain a sense of humor. [The Arizona Republic, May 10, 1998]

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