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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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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Souvenir Salesman
 1968 The Power
 1963 Son of Flubber
Mr. Hurley
 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
 1933 Disgraced!
Jim McGuire
 1932 Crooner
Peter Sturgis
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Spencer B. Dazy
 1930 Leathernecking
 1929 Half Marriage
Charles Turner
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Stage: Appeared in "Ken Murray's Hollywood" on Broadway. Special production. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by -Ralph Alswang. John Golden Theatre: 10 May 1965-22 May 1965 (16 performances). Produced by Alexander H. Cohen. Produced in association with Arthur Whitelaw. 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."


He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for radio at 1724 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

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