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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 July 1943Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Birth NameRobert Murray Arthur Burns

Mini Bio (1)

Murray Burns was born on July 20, 1943 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Robert Murray Arthur Burns. He is an actor, known for Adventures of the Sea Hawk (1958) and Crunch and Des (1955). He has been married to Sophia van der Nent since November 18, 2005. He was previously married to Wendy.

Spouse (2)

Sophia van der Nent (18 November 2005 - present)
Wendy (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Son of Donald H.(Bob) Burns, who was the Town Crier of St. George, Bermuda. Bob Burns was in the 1988 Guinness Book of Records (p. 181) for "Loudest Voice" with a shout recorded at 113 decibels.
Grandson of writer Arthur Hunt Chute.
(Multiple) Great grand nephew of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
When filming Crunch & Des, he grew so fast that at one point the other actors had to stand on boxes in some scenes in order to appear much taller than him.
Broke his neck diving off a cliff in Bermuda the same week (May 1995) and the same vertebra (C2 fracture) as actor Christopher Reeve. But whereas it left Reeve paralyzed from the neck down, in Murray's case the nerve was not severed and after several months wearing a halo, he completely recovered from his injury.

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