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James Murray (I) (1901–1936)


Sometimes the early tragic death of a Hollywood actor can lead to immortality, as in the cases of icons James Dean and Marilyn Monroe--and, to a somewhat lesser extent, little Bobby Driscoll, who died a Skid Row bum in the streets, a victim of drug addiction. Not so for actor James Murray, whose death occurred in a similar fashion to Driscoll. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Crowd John Sims
(1928)
Bachelor Mother Joe Bigelow
(1932)
The Rampant Age Sandy Benton
(1930)
In Old Kentucky Jimmy Brierly
(1927)

Filmography

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 1936 San Francisco
Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1935 Skull and Crown
Matt - Henchman
 1935 Ship Cafe
Gerald (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
Bit (uncredited)
 1935 The Drunkard
Edward Middleton
 1935 Twenty Dollars a Week
Peter Douglas
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Henchman with Curtis (uncredited)
 1933 Havana Widows
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face
Brakeman (uncredited)
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Blind Soldier
 1933 Central Airport
Eddie Hughes
 1933 High Gear
Mark 'High Gear' Sherrod
 1933 Air Hostess
Ted Hunter
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Dan McAllister
 1932 Bachelor Mother
Joe Bigelow
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Character
 1932 Alaska Love (Short)
Freddie Watson
 1932 The Reckoning
Terry
 1931 In Line of Duty
Cpl. Sherwood
 1931/I Trapped (Short)
Jimmy Dare
 1931 Hold 'er Sheriff (Short)
Jimmy Dalton
 1931 Kick In
Benny LaMarr
 1930 Bright Lights
Connie Lamont
 1930 Hide-Out
Jimmy Dorgan
 1930 The Rampant Age
Sandy Benton
 1929 Shanghai Lady
'Badlands' McKinney
 1929 Thunder
Tommy Anderson
 1929 The Shakedown
Dave Roberts
 1928 The Little Wildcat
Conrad Burton
 1928 The Big City
Curly
 1928 The Crowd
John Sims
 1928 Rose-Marie
Jim Kenyon
 1927 The Lovelorn
Charlie
 1927 In Old Kentucky
Jimmy Brierly
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
One of Tillie's Admirers in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1924 The Pilgrims (Short)
John Alden
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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Marion Sayers  (divorced) | See more »
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Trivia:

King Vidor, who had directed Murray in The Crowd (1928), later said that he respected Murray as an actor and was dismayed that alcoholism cost the actor his career. Murray, in his later years, ended up penniless and turned to pan-handling on the street. By coincidence, one of the people he hit up for money was Vidor, who offered him a role in Our Daily Bread on the condition that Murray stop ... See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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