Don Murray
Actor
Don Murray
For other persons named Don Murray, see Don Murray. Don Murray File:Don Murray in Bus Stop trailer cropped. jpgin Bus StopBorn Donald Patrick MurrayTemplate:Safesubst:July 31, 1929 (1929-07-31) (age 82)Template:Safesubst:Hollywood, California, U.S. Disappeared Template:Safesubst: Template:Safesubst:Died Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Resting place Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Occupation ActorYears active 1950–presentSpouse Hope Lange (m.
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Elaine Stritch--A Great Life Force Passes On.(But She's Raising The Roof Someplace Else, Right Now!)
Huffington Post - over 2 years
"SHE WAS very much Elaine, right until she died this morning." This is Elaine Stritch's nephew Chris Bolton calling me from Birmingham, Michigan Thursday, a.m. "She never really got over the operation she had when she moved back here recently." Elaine will be buried with John Bay, her husband, in Chicago. There are no other details right now. When I saw William Inge's play Bus Stop, long before it became a movie, I never forgot seeing an actress named Elaine Stritch mount the stairs wearily onstage, playing a pal to the lead, Broadway's great star Kim Stanley. I met Elaine shortly after this and we remained friends ever after. • MORE STRITCH: It's divine coincidence that tomorrow, and through most of July, Michael Riedel's lively Theater Talk show on various PBS stations will reprise one of its most popular episodes -- "Elaine Stritch's Birthday Bash." It was Elaine celebrating her 88th and she talks up a hilarious storm -- everything from Sondheim to Bela Lugosi. Check loc ...
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Don Murray: The many myths of Thatcherism - CBC.ca
Google News - almost 4 years
CBC.ca Don Murray: The many myths of Thatcherism CBC.ca Margaret Thatcher occupied the same space in the British psyche that Pierre Trudeau did in Canada's. Political opposites, both were unexpected leaders whose initial triumphs surprised and galvanized their countries, and whose leadership styles created ... Thatcher Praised by China for Deal Ending U.K. Rule in Hong KongBloomberg Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87Toronto Star Britain's first woman prime minister prevailed almost unchallenged for more than ...National Post CNN International -Telegraph.co.uk -Daily Mail all 3,108 news articles »
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Stuart Swanlund of the Marshall Tucker Band dies at 54
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Guitarist Stuart Swanlund, who joined Southern rock group the Marshall Tucker Band in 1985, has passed away at the age of 54. Publicist Don Murry Grubbs tells the AP that the guitarist died in his sleep of natural causes Saturday (Aug. 4) in his Chicago home.
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Remembering The Mysterious Marilyn Monroe 50 Years Later
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Fifty years have passed since she died, but there is still a shroud of mystery surrounding the legendary Ms. Marilyn Monroe. While she might still be one of Hollywood's most recognizable sex icons, Monroe remains an elusive figure, having been found dead in her Los Angeles home in 1962 at the young age of 36. "In the end, Monroe is one of the most complex female public figures in American history, and that real complexity plays a role in her continuing ability to fascinate us," author of "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox," Lois Banner, wrote for the Los Angeles Times. "We admire her beauty, puzzle over her mysteries and see her as a reflection of the quixotic, multifaceted, always striving and often contradictory American character." Banner believes that the end of Monroe's story sums up the tale in and of itself. "She loved to live in a mysterious way," he told USA Today. So, who was the real Marilyn Monroe? Those who knew her said she was often misund ...
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5 most memorable Marilyn Monroe performances
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
5 most memorable Marilyn Monroe performances LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is the well-honed Marilyn Monroe screen persona — the breathy, girlish voice, the glamorous curves and the flirty sex appeal — and then there are the films that allowed her to stretch, or at least allowed her to try. A devout Method actress, Monroe took her craft seriously, dug deep in search of motivation and worked harder than her effortless screen presence would suggest. Monroe actually gets second billing behind Jane Russell in Howard Hawks' musical comedy, based on the Broadway show about a couple of showgirls and best friends who travel to Paris, run into misadventures and revel in all the attention thrown their way. — "The Seven Year Itch" (1955): Here's Monroe again at the center of one of film's most famous images: standing over a New York City subway grate, letting the wind from a passing train send her ivory, pleated halter dress billowing all around her. Yes, her Arkansas accent ...
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Europe in turmoil as France and Greece reject austerity
CBC - almost 5 years
The French and Greek elections on Sunday were just a warning, Don Murray writes. What has become clear in Europe's austerity-driven crisis is that anger sparked by economic misery can turn to fury against the political system, and that fury can be vicious.
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Distracted driving law comes into force next Thursday - St. Albert Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Cpl. Don Murray, head of the St. Albert RCMP detachment's traffic section, said local officers don't have any targeted operations planned, but they will be looking for distracted drivers. “We do various seatbelt and speed operations around town and it
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High school swimmers dip toes in early-season waters - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Google News - over 5 years
First-year head coach Don Murray is taking a break from being the region's head official to coach a Patriots squad that placed second among the girls teams at last year's region meet. Among the returners for the North Pole girls is senior team captain
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Bee Awareness event today in Fort Myers - The News-Press
Google News - over 5 years
“Honey's kind of like wine,” said five-year beekeeper Don Murray, vice president of BASF. “Whatever bees are gathering the nectar from, the taste of that nectar is reproduced in the honey, very slightly.” The awareness day gives beekeepers an
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City residents spring into action to save trees from being cut down - CanadaEast.com
Google News - over 5 years
City forester Don Murray said contractors shouldn't be removing trees unless it's approved by the city. The city tries spare trees because it's in the business of planting trees, not getting rid of them without good reason, Murray said
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A fungus among us - Moncton ThisWeek
Google News - over 5 years
"It's weather related," said city forester Don Murray. A fungus fuelled by moisture and humidity is causing the leaves of the maples to turn brown, prematurely wilt and shed. "Chances are these trees will recover. It's a late-season defoliator,
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - Chicago Reader
Google News - over 5 years
... Roddy McDowell, happily treating this drive-in schlock as if it were Hamlet, plays the articulate ape Caesar, who mutely insinuates himself into the household of paranoid governor Don Murray and plots the overthrow of the human race
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Match Cuts: "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" - IFC
Google News - over 5 years
That includes one memorable and disturbing moment, available in the Unrated Cut, in which Governor Breck (Don Murray), the evil, turtleneck-wearing overlord of this dystopian future, makes a vain attempt to prove his superiority over the rebelling apes
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Wilbert H. "Bud" Parkison - Pittsburg Morning Sun
Google News - over 5 years
He is survived by his Fox in-laws: Frank and Frances Fox of St. Paul, KS, Barbara and Bernard Vitt of Tulsa, OK, Pat Fox of Walnut, KS, Mary Lou and Don Murray of Pittsburg, KS, Frances Eaton of Seneca, KS, Sharon Wineinger of Raleigh, NC,
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Don Murray, Unsung Hero - Santa Barbara Independent
Google News - over 5 years
This is Don Murray as rogue New York City cop Officer Lacy, the protagonist of the delightfully sleazy 1976 thriller Deadly Hero—just one of six works featuring Murray that will be presented over the course of this weekend (Aug
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Western Canada gets bitten by brutal mosquito season - National Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... Ottawa's public health authorities counted fewer mosquitoes than in the same period of 2010, said the city's Jean-Guy Albert. Don Murray, a city forester in Fredericton, said that despite a fair amount of rain, the mosquitoes have been “tolerable
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Paved trails 'accessible to more people' - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
But although he understands some people are unhappy with the decision, Don Murray, city forester and acting parks and trees manager, said it's important to pave some sections of the trail because they're not just for recreational use
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Bus Stop - Sky Movies
Google News - over 5 years
Don Murray nimbly nails the part of the gauche stetson-wearer and Monroe engages as the jaded Southern Belle. However, it's Arthur O'Connell as a dusty old cowpoke who steals the show. Always on the brink of embarrassment, but never quite falling in,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Don Murray
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 84
    In July 2014, there was a retrospective of Murray's films held at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
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  • 2005
    Age 75
    Although he effectively distanced himself from the series after that, Murray later contributed an interview segment for Knots Landing: Together Again, a reunion special made in 2005.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 51
    In 1981 Murray decided to leave the series after two seasons to concentrate on other projects, although some sources say he left over a salary dispute.
    More Details Hide Details 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 season two's cliffhanger in which Sid's car careened off a cliff. To make viewers doubt that the character had actually died, Murray was listed in the credit sequence for season three; in fact, season three revealed that Fairgate had survived the plunge off the cliff (thus temporarily reassuring the viewers), but died shortly afterwards in hospital.
  • 1980
    Age 50
    He also scripted two episodes of the program in 1980.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 49
    In 1979, he starred as Sid Fairgate on the long-running prime-time soap opera Knots Landing.
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  • 1976
    Age 46
    In 1976, Murray starred in the film Deadly Hero.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to acting, Murray directed a film based on the book The Cross and the Switchblade (1970) starring Pat Boone and Erik Estrada. 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 32
    In 1962, he married Elizabeth Johnson and then had three children: Coleen, Sean, and Michael.
    More Details Hide Details Murray was a conscientious objector during the Korean War. He performed work among refugees, including orphans in Europe.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 27
    In 1957, he starred as reserved, married bookkeeper Charlie Sampson in The Bachelor Party.
    More Details Hide Details The same year he starred in one of his most successful roles, that of Johnny Pope in the drama A Hatful of Rain. Despite director Fred Zinnemann's intention to typecast the actor as the comical brother Polo, Murray insisted on playing the lead. Thus he portrayed Johnny Pope, a morphine addicted Korean War veteran. The film was one of the first to show the effects of drug abuse on the addicted and those around him. He starred as a blackmailed United States senator in Advise & Consent (1961), a film version of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Allen Drury. The movie 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).
  • 1956
    Age 26
    In 1956, Don Murray married Hope Lange, with whom he had co-starred in Bus Stop. They had two children, Christopher and Patricia. They divorced in 1961.
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  • 1954
    Age 24
    He took a three-year break from acting in order to assist orphans and war casualties during the Korean War. In 1954, he returned from Europe to America and to acting, when he starred alongside Mary Martin in the stage version of The Skin of Our Teeth.
    More Details Hide Details Upon seeing his performance in the play, director Joshua Logan decided to cast him in 20th Century Fox's film version of Bus Stop. Don Murray's role as Beauregard "Bo" Decker in Bus Stop (1956) marked his film debut. He starred alongside Marilyn Monroe, who played Cherie, the object of his desire. His performance as the innocent cowboy who is determined to get Cherie was well received, and he was nominated for a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • 1951
    Age 21
    After graduating, he soon made his Broadway debut in the 1951 play The Rose Tattoo, as Jack Hunter.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Murray was born in 1929 the only child of Dennis Aloisius Murray, a Broadway dance director and stage manager, and Ethel Murray, a former Ziegfeld performer.
    More Details Hide Details Murray attended East Rockaway High School (class of 1947) in East Rockaway, New York where he played football and was on the track team. He was a member of the student government, glee club, and joined the Alpha Phi Chapter of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. Upon graduation from high school, he went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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