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Don Murray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donald Patrick "Don" Murray (born July 31, 1929) is an American actor. Murray was born in Hollywood, California. He attended East Rockaway High School (class of 1947) in East Rockaway, New York where he played football and track, was a member of the student government and glee club and joined the Alpha Phi Chapter of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. From high school he went on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Murray had a long and varied career in films and television, including his role as Sid Fairgate in the long-running prime-time soap opera Knots Landing from 1979 to 1981. He was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actor in Bus Stop (1956) in which he co-starred with Marilyn Monroe. He starred as a blackmailed United States senator in Advise & Consent (1961), a film version of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Allen Drury that was directed by Otto Preminger and cast Murray opposite Henry Fonda and Charles Laughton. He also co-starred with Steve McQueen in the film Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965) and played the ape-hating Governor Breck in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). In addition to acting, Murray directed a film based on the book The Cross and the Switchblade (1970) starring Pat Boone and Erik Estrada, and he scripted two episodes of Knots Landing ("Hitchhike" parts 1 & 2) in 1980. Murray starred with Otis Young in the ground breaking ABC western television series The Outcasts (1968-69) featuring an interracial bounty hunter team in the post-Civil War West. Murray decided to leave Knots Landing after two years to concentrate on other projects, although some sources say he left over a salary dispute. The character's death was notable at the time because it was considered rare to "kill off" a star character. The death came in the second episode of season three, following up on season two's cliffhanger in which Sid's car careered off a cliff. To make viewers off doubt the character would actually die, Murray was listed in the newly created credit sequence for season three; the character survived the plunge off the cliff (thus temporarily reassuring viewers), but died shortly afterwards in hospital. Although he effectively distanced himself from the series after his exit in 1981, Murray later contributed an interview segment for Knots Landing: Together Again, a non-fiction reunion special made in 2005. Murray was the first husband of actress Hope Lange. They had two children, including actor Christopher Murray. Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Murray (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Nascut:
Jul 31, 1929 in Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
55
Primul film:
In series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Ultimul film:
Film Tab Hunter Confidential 2015-03-15
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Tab Hunter Confidential
Poster of Scorpion
Poster of Childish Things
Poster of Kid Rodelo
Filme in care a jucat
Film Tab Hunter Confidential Himself 2015-03-15
Film Island Prey Parker Gaits 2005-06-15
Serial The Single Guy Unknown 1995-09-21
Film Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess Himself 1994-10-17
Film Ghosts Can't Do It Winston 1989-01-01
Film Made in Heaven Ben Chandler 1987-11-06
Film Stillwatch Sam Kingsley 1987-02-10
Film Hollywood Uncensored Himself 1987-01-01
Film The Stepford Children Steven Harding 1987-01-01
Film Scorpion Gifford Lease 1986-12-01
Film Peggy Sue Got Married Jack Kelcher 1986-10-05
Film Radioactive Dreams Dash Hammer 1986-09-19
Serial Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Film A Touch of Scandal Benjamin Gilvey 1984-11-27
Film License to Kill Tom Fiske 1984-01-10
Film Quarterback Princess Ralph Maida 1983-12-03
Film I Am The Cheese David Farmer 1983-11-11
Serial Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Film Endless Love Hugh Butterfield 1981-07-17
Film Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop Sergeant Jack Leland 1980-04-28
Film The Boy Who Drank Too Much Ken Saunders 1980-02-06
Film Rainbow Frank Gumm 1978-11-06
Serial How the West Was Won Unknown 1976-01-19
Film Deadly Hero Edward A. Lacy 1975-12-14
Film A Girl Named Sooner Sheriff Phil Rotteman 1975-06-18
Serial Amy Prentiss Unknown 1974-12-01
Film Girl on the Late, Late Show William Martin 1974-04-01
Serial Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Breck 1972-06-29
Film Justin Morgan Had a Horse Justin Morgan 1972-02-06
Film Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1971-12-09
Film The Intruders Sam Garrison 1970-11-10
Film Daughter of the Mind Dr. Alex Lauder 1969-12-09
Film Childish Things Tom Harris 1969-07-01
Serial The Outcasts 1968-09-23
Film The Viking Queen Justinian 1967-03-25
Film The Borgia Stick Tom Harrison 1967-02-25
Film Sweet Love, Bitter 1967-01-30
Film The Plainsman Wild Bill Hickok 1966-08-01
Film Kid Rodelo Kid Rodelo 1966-02-02
Film Baby the Rain Must Fall Deputy Sheriff Slim 1965-01-12
Film One Man's Way Norman Vincent Peale 1964-02-26
Film Escape from East Berlin Kurt Schröder 1962-10-22
Film Advise & Consent Senator Brigham Anderson 1962-06-06
Film The Hoodlum Priest Father Charles Dismas Clark 1961-03-26
Film One Foot in Hell Dan Keats 1960-09-11
Film These Thousand Hills Albert Gallatin 'Lat' Evans 1959-07-24
Film Shake Hands with the Devil Kerry O'Shea 1959-06-24
Film From Hell to Texas Tod Lohman 1958-06-01
Film A Hatful of Rain Johnny Pope 1957-07-17
Film The Bachelor Party Charlie Samson 1957-04-09
Film Bus Stop Beauregard 'Bo' Decker 1956-08-31
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Serial Westinghouse Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Serial The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20