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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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:

[the family is trying to act normally while three Indians are waiting outside]
Cash Zachery: Dammit, Ben. We can kill them before we eat breakfast.


Dan Evans: You sure called the turn on Spang.
Clint Cooper: All you gotta do is think like a corkscrew.


[the Zacharys are discussing the rumors about Rachel]
Cash: It's out there, Ben. It's layin' on their stomachs and they don't know what to do.
Ben: Well, it's still a lie and we've got nothin' to be ashamed of.
Cash: What are we goin' to do when one of them says it? What are we goin' to do when one of them says it to Rachel?
Ben: Kill 'em, I guess.
Cash: That's all I wanted to hear.


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His ex-wife attended his memorial service.

Charles Drake became a good friend offstage with Audie Murphy and was cast as a top supporting player in many of his westerns and war pictures.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).

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