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Audie Murphy Overview:

Actor, Audie Murphy, was born Audie Leon Murphy on Jun 20, 1924 in Kingston, TX. Murphy died at the age of 46 on May 28, 1971 in near Roanoke, VA and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Audie Murphy was America's most decorated WWII soldier, with 28 medals including the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor (the US's highest military decoration). He took his light Texan voice and boyish appeal into movies, becoming a prolific star of 80-minute Technicolor westerns in which, he said, 'the scripts were the same -- only the horses were changed.' He briefly appeared in 'A' films after the success of the film adapted from his WWII Memoir, To Hell and Back. Murphy was married to American film and television actress, Wanda Hendrix from 1949-1950 (first of two wives).

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Looking at the Stars:

By Aurora Bugallo on May 2, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Nobody likes for his life to be disrupted. But when the country calls, they need you.” - By the age of 19, had won two Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross. He won the Medal of Honor at that age by operating a machine gun on a burning tank destroyer... Read full article


Hollywood Veterans in Arlington National Cemetery:

on Mar 24, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

Last weekend, filmmaker Brandon Brown and I set out to find six celebrities buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The venture took four hours and more than five miles of walking. To put that into perspective, we were hunting for six graves out of more than 400,000 people buried in... Read full article


Texas honors with Legislative Medal of Honor

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 29, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

awarded Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Governor Rick Perry will formally present the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Audie L. Murphy on October 29, 2PM in a public ceremony in Farmersville, Texas.  The award will be accepted by Murphy’s sister, Mrs. Nadine... Read full article


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Audie Murphy Quotes:

[Destry digs bullets out of the saloon wall]
Phil Decker: What are you doing?
Tom Destry: I forgot to tell you about a hobby of mine. I collect old, used bullets


John Gant: Take two men. Say they have robbed and lied, and have never paid. The man whom one of them has robbed comes to me and says, "Kill that man who's robbed me." And I kill him. The other man becomes ill and would die, except for a physician who returns him to health to rob and lie again. Who's the villain in this piece? Me or the physician?


John Gant: Judges interest me. They have the power of life and death. So do physicians.


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Audie Murphy Research Foundation established by Murphy family, for collection, preservation and distribution of historical information about AM. Location: 18008 Saratoga Way, Suite 516, Santa Clarita, CA 91351 Fax 805-251-8432.

At Arlington Cemetery, the tombstones of Medal of Honor recipients are normally decorated in gold leaf, but Murphy requested that his tombstone remain plain and inconspicuous.

Son, Terry, born April 14, 1952. Son James ("Skipper") born March 24, 1954.

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