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GEORGE MURPHY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

George Murphy was born on July 4th, 1902 in New Haven, Connecticut with the middle name Lloyd, born to parents, Michael Charles Murphy and Nora Long.  After graduating from Peddie High School he enrolled at Yale, but soon decided to change career goals and dropped out to pursue a career in dancing.
 
To support himself he also found work as a miner and night club dancer while pursuing other avenues in entertainment.  When he did finally break into the entertainment industry he became very well known for his dancing and was seen I such productions as, "Broadway Melody of 1938", "Broadway Melody of 1940" and "For Me and My Gal".
 
When the silent era came to an end and talkie films came about, he began to pursue that side of entertainment.  Murphy was seen on such features as, "The Eddie Cantor Show" (1930), "Kid Millions" (1934), "After the Dance" (1935) and "You're a Sweetheart" (1937).  
 
As his career progressed he mainly focused on films appearing in more features such as, "The Mayor of 44th Street" (1942), "For Me and My Girl" (1942), "Show Business" (1944), "Having Wonderful Crime" (1945) and "The Arnelo Affair (1947).
 
His most recent appearances prior to retiring were in the films, "Walk East on Beacon!" (1952) and on the television series, "MGM Parade" (1955) and "New Comedy Showcase" (1960).
 
Along with his career as an actor, he became the President of the Screen Actors Guild in 1945 and then in 1952, Murphy retired from the industry and found work as a television producer and also pursued a career in politics where he became a California Senator in 1964 similar to another actor turned politician named Ronald Reagan
 
Murphy married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Juliette Henkel who he wed in 1926 and they had two children together, Dennis and Melissa, and remained married until she passed away in 1973.  He then wed Betty Blandi in 1982 and they were married for ten years before he passed away at the age of eighty nine on May 3rd, 1992 in Palm Beach, Florida after suffering from leukemia. 
 

Filmography

1960   New Comedy Showcase

1955   MGM Parade 

1952   Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Night Life

1952   Walk East on Beacon!

1952   Talk About a Stranger 

1951   It's a Big Country

1951   No Questions Asked 

1949   Battleground

1949   Border Incident

1948   Big City

1948   Tenth Avenue Angel 

1947   Cynthia

1947   The Arnelo Affair

1946   Up Goes Maisie

1945   Having Wonderful Crime

1944   Step Lively

1944   Show Business

1944   Broadway Rhythm 

1943   This Is the Army 

1943   Bataan

1943   The Powers Girl 

1942   The Navy Comes Through

1942   For Me and My Gal

1942   The Mayor of 44th Street

1941   Rise and Shine 

1941   Ringside Maisie 

1941   Tom Dick and Harry 

1941   A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

1940   Little Nellie Kelly

1940   Public Deb No. 1

1940   Two Girls on Broadway

1940   Broadway Melody of 1940

1939   Risky Business 

1938   Hold That Co-ed 

1938   Letter of Introduction 

1938   Little Miss Broadway 

1937   You're a Sweetheart 

1937   The Women Men Marry 

1937   Broadway Melody of 1938 

1937   London by Night

1937   Top of the Town

1936   Violets in Spring

1936   Woman Trap 

1935   The Public Menace

1935   After the Dance 

1935   I'll Love You Always 

1934   Jealousy

1934   Kid Millions 





Matinee Classics - Walk East on Beacon starring George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore, Karel Stepannek, Louisa Horton, Peter Capell and George Roy Hill
Matinee Classics - Walk East on Beacon starring George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore, Karel Stepannek, Louisa Horton, Peter Capell and George Roy Hill
Matinee Classics - Step Lively starring Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Eugene Pallette, Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Grant Mitchell and Anne Jeffreys


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