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Date of Birth 22 June 1872Laurel, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 29 July 1941Los Angeles, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Murray was born on June 22, 1872 in Laurel, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Wizard of Oz (1925), The Hollywood Kid (1924) and The Noise of Bombs (1914). He was married to Beatrice Hamilton and Nellie B. He died on July 29, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Beatrice Hamilton (1906 - ?)
Nellie B. (? - ?)

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Entered films with the Biograph Company in 1912.
In the Keystone films he played the Hogan character.
Off screen pseudonym: James O'Hara
On stage in travelling shows from the age of eleven. Later teamed up with Oliver Trumbull (stage name Ollie Mack) as half of the vaudeville double act of "Murray and Mack". After an impressive 21 years on the circuit, they split up and Murray joined Biograph in 1914. Two years later, he moved to Keystone, where he appeared in several films opposite Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand. He remained a popular actor in 2-reel comedy shorts throughout the 20's and was still seen in small character roles up to 1938.

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