Don Murray Overview:

Actor, Don Murray, was born Donald Patrick Murray on Jul 31, 1929 in Hollywood, CA. As of December 2022, Don Murray was 93 years old.



Although Murray was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best Supporting ActorBus Stop (1956)BoNominated
1982Best WritingTootsie (1982)N/ANominated

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

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Don Murray Quotes:

Dan: If you got enough whiskey, you don't need to dream about things not worth dreamin'.

Mitch: Well, everything's set on his end. Now we tie up the other end.
Dan: Where's that?
Mitch: The border - Royce City.
Dan: That hellhole? There's nothing there but lice!
Mitch: That's what we're looking for, isn't it - human lice?
Dan: Present company not excepted?

Arnold Craig: [about his fiancée] What'll I say to her, Charlie?
Charlie Samson: Gee, I don't know. What do you feel like saying to her, Arnold? Do you really love her? I mean, are you just marrying this girl because your family wants you to marry her? What?
Arnold Craig: I think I like her, Charlie. It's just that, well, I'm afraid that I'm not going to make a very good husband for her, Charlie.
Charlie Samson: Tell her that, Arnold. Just tell her that you don't think you'll make a good husband, that you're scared. If she's a half-way decent girl, she'll try to understand. If she loves you, she'll make it her job to make you happy. That's what love is, Arnold, when you got somebody in the world you just want to make happy. My wife - I, I don't know what I'd do without her. Arnold, I got a pretty tough grind coming up - I'm gonna work all day and I'm gonna go to night school at night. My wife she knows I need this to be happy and she does everything she can to help me. We've got a baby coming, but if you love your wife and you love that baby, then everything's easy. Arnold, I want my wife so bad right now, I just wanna go home and I wanna take her in my arms and I wanna tell her how much she means to me. I want to make her happy. Take Walter, I mean, he's gonna die, but don't you think he's gonna be at work tomorrow morning, just like he always is, same old Walter, full of jokes and laughs and everything? It's because he's got somebody to live for, he's even got somebody to die for. How rich can a man be? Eddie. Poor Eddie. I used to be so jealous of Eddie. I used to say, "gee, that guy is so free". Free from what? Free from loving a woman, from really wanting a woman. Arnold, what I'm trying to tell you is that life is nothing if you don't love somebody. Life is wonderful if you do love somebody. I want my wife so bad right now, I...
[Charlie gets choked up and can't speak anymore]

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Graduated from East Rockaway High School, East Rockaway, New York.

Ex-son-in-law of Arthur Lange.

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