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Ken Murray (I) (1903–1988)


He wasn't a natural, instinctive talent but entertainer Ken Murray had solid breeding to rely on. Born in 1903 in New York City, his father was a vaudeville comic and Ken taught himself to dance, sing, tell jokes, and even perform rope tricks to try and get ahead. It paid off. Touring in an act with his first wife, Ken was soon headlining the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
(1962)
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 1
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 1 Himself - Master of Ceremonies
(1941)

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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Souvenir Salesman
 1968 The Power
Grover
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
'Smiling Billy' Murray
 1949 Red Light
Ken Murray
 1941 Swing It Soldier
Jerry Traynor
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Don King
 1933 From Headquarters
Mac
 1933 Disgraced!
Jim McGuire
 1932 Crooner
Peter Sturgis
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Spencer B. Dazy
 1930 Leathernecking
Frank
 1929 Half Marriage
Charles Turner
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Biography: "The Body Merchant: The Story of Earl Carroll". Ward Ritchie Press; 1st edition. 243 pgs. NOTE: Regarded as the most unvarnished, definitive account of showman Earl Carroll's life to date. Significant in respect that the author knew and worked for Carroll. See more »
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Personal Quote:

On Hollywood: "A place where you spend more than you make on things you don't need to impress people you don't like."

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Two sons by Cleatus, Kenneth Doncourt Jr (14 Sep 1942 - May 1979) and Cort Murray, and two daughters by Bette, Pamela Ann Murray and Janie Murray. See more »

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