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Madalyn Murray-O'Hair (1919–1995)

Madalyn Murray O'Hair (née Mays) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a militant feminist activist, well known as the American atheist activist, founder of American Atheists, and the organization's president from 1963 to 1986. Madalyn Murray O'Hair become famous for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ... See full bio »

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 1968-1975 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Self - Guest / Self
- Episode dated 12 February 1975 (1975) ... Self - Guest
- Episode dated 12 October 1972 (1972) ... Self
- Episode dated 24 April 1968 (1968) ... Self - Guest
- Episode dated 10 April 1968 (1968) ... Self - Guest
 1970 Philbin's People (TV Series)
- Episode #1.49 (1970) ... Self
 1969 The Dennis Wholey Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.27 (1969) ... Self
 1969 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (1969) ... Self
 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode #7.234 (1968) ... Self
 1967 Donahue (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Self
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 2011 Good Riddance (Documentary)
Self - American Atheist Crusader
 2010 Disappeared (TV Series documentary)
 2008 Crime Stories (TV Series documentary)
- The Abducted Atheists (2008) ... Self
 2006 Godless in America (TV Movie documentary)
Self - American Atheist Crusader
 2002 Forensic Files (TV Series documentary)
- Without a Prayer (2002) ... Self

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An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated. See more »


The main perpetrator of her murder, David Roland Waters died on January 27, 2003 at the age of 55. See more »


In later years, often wore glasses See more »


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