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Don Murray ACTOR


Don Murray was born on July 31st, 1929 in Hollywood, California with the birth name Donald Patrick Murray.  He went to East Rockaway High School in East Rockaway, New York and was very athletic playing football and on the track team.  After high school he went on to study drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
His entertainment career first began by working on summer stock in new York, Delaware and Connecticut in the mid 40's.  Soon he was appearing on the Broadway stage in a production of, "The Rose Tattoo" (1951-1952).  Don took a brief break from acting to work during the Korean War in Europe assisting refugees and orphans and then after the war he returned right back to acting with his next role on "The Skin of Our Teeth" (1955).

Director Joshua Logan saw him in this production and hired Murray to work on his first film.  From this point on his career headed up and since the start of his stage performances he has now appeared on a number of films and television series.
Some of his more well known roles were on the film, "Advise & Consent" (1961), "The Outcasts" (1968-1969), the soap opera, "Knots Landing" (1979-1981) and for the film, "Bus Stop" (1956) starring Marilyn Monroe, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.  
Some of his other film roles were on, "A Hatful of Rain" (1957), "The Bachelor Party" (1957), "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (1972), "Baby the Rain Must Fall" (1965).
Along with working as an actor he had the opportunity to direct a film, "The Cross and the Switchblade" (1970) and also wrote two episodes of "Knots Landing".  Some of his more recent roles were on the short lived television series, "Brand New Life" (1989-1990), "Sons and Daughters" (1991) and the films " Elvis is Alive" (2001), "Island Prey" (2005) and his most recent role "The Hard Ride" (2011).  He continues to live in Los Angeles and take on new and exciting roles.   


2011 The Hard Ride
2005 Island Prey
2001 Elvis Is Alive
2000 Internet Love
1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
1998 Mr. Headmistress
1996 Hearts Adrift
1996 The Single Guy 
1995 Wings
1989-1993 ABC Afterschool Specials
1993 Murder, She Wrote
1991 Sons and Daughters
1989-1990 A Brand New Life 
1989 Ghosts Can't Do It
1987 Mistress
1987 Made in Heaven
1987 Matlock
1987 The Stepford Children
1987 Stillwatch
1987 Hotel
1986 Scorpion 
1986 Something in Common
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
1986 T.J. Hooker
1985 Radioactive Dreams 
1984 A Touch of Scandal 
1984 License to Kill
1983 Quarterback Princess
1983 I Am the Cheese
1983 Branagan and Mapes
1959-1983 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1979-1981 Knots Landing
1981 Return of the Rebels 
1981 Endless Love 
1980 Fugitive Family
1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop 
1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much 
1980 If Things Were Different 
1979 Crisis in Mid-air 
1978 Rainbow  
1977 How the West Was Won 
1976 Deadly Hero 
1975 A Girl Named Sooner 
1973-1975 Police Story 
1974 Amy Prentiss
1974 The Sex Symbol
1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show
1973 Great Mysteries
1973 Love Story
1973 Cotter
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 
1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1972 Justin Morgan Had a Horse 
1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June 
1970 The Intruders
1969 Daughter of the Mind 
1969 Childish Things
1968-1969 The Outcasts 
1967 The Viking Queen
1967 The Borgia Stick
1967 Sweet Love, Bitter 
1966 The Plainsman
1966 Kid Rodelo 
1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall
1964 One Man's Way 
1962 Escape from East Berlin
1962 Advise & Consent 
1961 Hoodlum Priest 
1960 One Foot in Hell 
1957-1960 Playhouse 90 
1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
1958-1959 The DuPont Show of the Month 
1959 These Thousand Hills 
1958 From Hell to Texas 
1957 A Hatful of Rain 
1957 The Bachelor Party 
1956 Bus Stop 
1956 The United States Steel Hour 
1955 Justice
1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1951-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955 Producers' Showcase 
1952 Kraft Theatre 
1952 Danger 
1952 Lux Video Theatre 
1950 Studio One in Hollywood

Matinee Classics - Bus Stop starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray, Hope Lange, Hans Conried and Max Showalter

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