George Murphy Overview:

Legendary actor, George Murphy, was born George Lloyd Murphy on Jul 4, 1902 in New Haven, CT. Murphy died at the age of 89 on May 3, 1992 in Palm Beach, FL .


American dancer with snub nose, dark, wavy hair and light, pleasant speaking/singing voice. A vigorous hoofer with years of Broadway experience before coming to Hollywood, he soon settled down in films around the top of the second rank of stars. Played a few tough-guy roles after World War II, but left the movies in 1952 for a political career on the Republican side (Congressman for California from 1965 to 1969). Special Oscar 1950. Died from leukemia.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. George Murphy's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #111 on Nov 8, 1954. Murphy was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1950 for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large .

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George Murphy Quotes:

Helene: Not so fast, my skirt's too tight!
Jake: Oh, I told you you didn't know how to dress for a murder.

Sarah Wendling: Young lady, give your father a message from me that he's being disposessed.
Barbara Shea: Oh, you can't!
Sarah Wendling: I'm tearing the hotel down.
Barbara Shea: But he paid his rent!
Sarah Wendling: He's violated his lease by having all sorts of animals on the premises. He'll save himself a lot of trouble by getting right out.
Roger Wendling: I'll have something to say about this.
Sarah Wendling: I'm afraid you will not, as our attorney will inform you. Furthermore, Roger, if you continue your association with this woman...
Roger Wendling: Continue it? I was just trying to get her to make it permanent!

Jimmy K. Metcalf: You know what's been the matter with you? You've been walking around with a picture book villain in your pocket and every once in a while you take a look at it like it was a mirror.

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