William Murphy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Murphy's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the drama "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945) with Burgess Meredith, "Young Widow" (1946) with Jane Russell and "A Foreign Affair" (1948). He also appeared in "Jungle Patrol" (1948) and the fantastical comedy "It Happens Every Spring" (1949) with Ray Milland. His film career continued throughout the fifties in productions like the drama "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1950) with John Wayne, the Montgomery Clift dramatic adaptation "A Place in the Sun" (1951) and the Brian Donlevy crime flick "Hoodlum Empire" (1952). He also appeared in "Red Skies of Montana" (1952) with Richard Widmark. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Fred MacMurray dramatic adventure "Fair Wind to Java" (1953), the crime feature "The Big Heat" (1953) with Glenn Ford and the crime adaptation "Six Bridges to Cross" (1955) with Tony Curtis. Murphy more recently edited the Ben Johnson drama "Tomboy and the Champ" (1961).