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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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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
(1962)
Follow Me, Boys!
Follow Me, Boys! Melody Murphy
(1966)
Bill and Coo
Bill and Coo Ken Murray (Prologue)
(1948)
Juke Box Jenny
Juke Box Jenny Malcolm Hammond
(1942)

Filmography

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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Souvenir Salesman
 1973 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Ironbottom
- Energy Crisis (1973) ... Ironbottom
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Ben (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor")
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... Ben (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor")
 1968 The Power
Grover
 1966 Follow Me, Boys!
Melody Murphy
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Vicenzo
- Cops and Robbers (1965) ... Vicenzo
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Yates
- Are Parents People? (1965) ... Yates
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Anton Korbel
- The Fiddlesticks Affair (1965) ... Anton Korbel
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Sean Rusher
- The Show Must Go on - To Orange City (1964) ... Sean Rusher
 1961-1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Whipsaw / Dave Eldridge
- Little Cayuse (1964) ... Whipsaw
- Gamble with Death (1961) ... Dave Eldridge
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Charles P. Banner
- Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) ... Charles P. Banner
 1963 Son of Flubber
Mr. Hurley
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Doc Willoughby
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- Hollywood - My Home Town (1962) ... Narrator
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Harry the Horse
- Miami Moolah (1955) ... Harry the Horse
 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cameo
- Deadeye at the Golden Nugget (1954) ... Cameo
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
'Smiling Billy' Murray
 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Gramercy Ghost (1951)
 1949 Red Light
Ken Murray
 1948 Bill and Coo
Ken Murray (Prologue)
 1942 Juke Box Jenny
Malcolm Hammond
 1941 Swing It Soldier
Jerry Traynor
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Barney Nelson
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Nap Sisler
 1937 Wedding Yells (Short)
Ken
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Don King
 1937 Doctor Cupid (Short)
Dr. Murray
 1937/II Mail and Female (Short)
Ken
 1936 Can't Think of It (Short)
 1936 The Oily Bird (Short)
 1936 The Wife of the Party (Short)
Sassafras
 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."

Trivia:

His short film on the history of William Randolph Hearst's huge estate in San Simeon, California is still being shown every day to visitors touring the Hearst Castle estate. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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