George Murphy

Actor, Dancer, Singer
Genial American leading actor and singer-dancer who enjoyed 15 years of second-string stardom in Hollywood and, prefiguring Ronald Reagan (whom he rather resembled), later enjoyed success in California politics.
Born: 07/04/1902 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Desilu Revue 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

Mr. Callaghan (Actor)

No Questions Asked 1951 (Movie)

Police Insp. Matt Duggan (Actor)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mayor of 44th Street 1941 (Movie)

Joe Jonathan (Actor)

The Navy Comes Through 1941 (Movie)

Lt. Thomas L. 'Tom' Sands (Actor)

A Girl, a Guy and A Gob (Movie)

Claudis, "Coffee" Cup (Actor)

Bataan (Movie)

Lt. Steve Bentley (Actor)

Border Incident (Movie)

Jack Bearnes (Actor)

Broadway Melody of 1938 (Movie)

Sonny Ledford (Actor)

Broadway Melody of 1940 (Movie)

King Shaw (Actor)

Cynthia (Movie)

Larry Bishop (Actor)

For Me and My Gal (Movie)

Jimmy K. Metcalf (Actor)

Having Wonderful Crime (Movie)

Jake Justus (Actor)

Hold That Co-Ed (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Jealousy (Movie)

Larry O'Roark (Actor)

Kid Millions (Movie)

Jerry Lane (Actor)

Little Miss Broadway (Movie)

Roger Wendling (Actor)

Little Nellie Kelly (Movie)

Jerry Kelly (Actor)

Ringside Maisie (Movie)

Skeets Maguire (Actor)

Rise and Shine (Movie)

Jimmy M'Gonigle (Actor)

Step Lively (Movie)

Gordon Miller (Actor)

Talk About a Stranger (Movie)

Robert Fontaine, Sr. (Actor)

Tenth Avenue Angel (Movie)

Steve Abbott (Actor)

The Big City (Movie)

Patrick O'Donnell (Actor)

The Powers Girl (Movie)

Jimmy Hendricks (Actor)

Tom, Dick and Harry (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Top of the Town (Movie)

Ted Lane (Actor)

Two Girls on Broadway (Movie)

Eddie Kerns (Actor)

Woman Trap (Movie)

Keat Shevlin (Actor)

Biography

Genial American leading actor and singer-dancer who enjoyed 15 years of second-string stardom in Hollywood and, prefiguring Ronald Reagan (whom he rather resembled), later enjoyed success in California politics.

Relationships

Juliette Henkel

Wife
Married 1926 until her death 1973

Bette Murphy

Wife
Married 1982 until his death 1992

Melissa Murphy

Daughter
survived him

Dennis Murphy

Son
survived him

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
left in third year

Milestones

1969

Lost in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate, partially hampered by a throat operation for cancer which left him almost voiceless

1964

Elected to the US Senate

1943

Served as president of the Screen Actors' Guild for two terms

1943

Updated to the status of "star" on MGM's listing of contract players

1927

Made Broadway debut with Julie Johnson (who would later become his wife) as his dance partner

Made film debut in the mid-1930s

Left films in the early 1950s

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