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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.

MINI BIO:

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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REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON: as Tom Destry, 1954

on Jun 7, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Maedez of Font and Frock and Ruth of Silver Screenings are once again hosting their popular Reel Infatuation Blogathon on June 7th - 9th. It's all about those oh-so-crushable characters. The hubby strolled into the room while I was watching Destry. "What are you watching?" (... Read full article


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:

Lt. Jed Sayre: The point is, I don't think Barney was murdered by a Navajo or any other Indian.
Capt. Lee Whitlock: Well, how can you say that? Half the man's head was gone!
Lt. Jed Sayre: You didn't see an arrow sticking in him, did you?
Capt. Lee Whitlock: Proving what?
Lt. Jed Sayre: Proving this: an Indian may scalp a man, but he'll always stick an arrow in the body. It's superstition. It's supposed to pin the spirit to the corpse so it won't go rising up and haunting the guilty Indian or his friends.


Tom Destry: You make an exception in one case, you may as well not have the law. You can understand that, can't you?
Eli Skinner: I guess, I'm not old enough to understand anything like that.
Tom Destry: Well, you'll probably never get old enough to understand a woman.


The American: I'm from a country that's been in existence for less than two hundred years, in a very old world. That same fifty years ago, we were barely taken seriously as a nation, much less a great force for wisdom and decision. But suddenly now, a watch tick of history later, the world waits angrily for us to provide the answers it hasn't been able to find in fifty centuries.


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Audie Murphy Facts
Just before his death, Murphy was offered the part of the villain in the original Dirty Harry (1971).

June 20, 1996 was proclaimed Audie Murphy Day by the Greenville Area Postal Customer Advisory Council in Greenville, Texas. U.S. Highway 69 North, from North Greenville city limits to Fannin County line was renamed The Audie Murphy Memorial Highway. Audie Murphy was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame this year in Oklahoma.

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.

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