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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy (January 26, 1931 – May 4, 2011) was an American film actress of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. She was born in Washington, D.C., before moving to Los Angeles. Shortly out of high school she was signed to appear in films for Paramount Pictures in the late 1940s. Murphy first gained attention in 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who tries to reform Marlon Brando in The Wild One. The following year, she appeared opposite Tony Curtis in Beachhead, and the year after that as Fredric March's daughter in the thriller The Desperate Hours, which also starred Humphrey Bogart. She co-starred with actor-director Ray Milland in his Western A Man Alone, and appeared in dozens of television series including Perry Mason, I Spy and Ironside. She was long absent from the big screen before acting in 1972 with Steve McQueen in the Sam Peckinpah film Junior Bonner. She had retired from acting by the 1980s. Murphy died from heart disease complications on May 4, 2011; she was 80 years old. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary Murphy (actress), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 26, 1931 In Washington, D.C., USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lemon Drop Kid 1951-04-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Wind That Shakes the Barley 2006-03-24
Known For
Poster of Ironside
Poster of The Fugitive
Poster of My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy
Poster of Perry Mason
Movie The Wind That Shakes the Barley Bernadette 2006-03-24
Movie Born Innocent Miss Murphy 1974-09-10
Movie Junior Bonner Ruth Bonner 1972-08-02
Series Circle of Fear Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie Footsteps Martha Hagger 1972-10-03
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie Harlow Sally Doane 1965-06-23
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy Helen Devlin 1963-01-22
Series Redigo Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Fugitive Thelma Hollister 1963-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie 40 Pounds of Trouble Liz McCluskey 1962-01-01
Movie Two Before Zero Unknown 1962-10-31
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The Investigators Unknown 1961-10-05
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Black Saddle Unknown 1959-01-10
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Movie Crime and Punishment USA Sally Marmon 1959-11-01
Movie Escapement Ruth Vance 1958-03-04
Movie Live Fast, Die Young Kim Winters / Narrator 1958-04-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Maverick Queen Lucy Lee 1956-05-03
Movie The Intimate Stranger Evelyn Stewart 1956-06-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Hell's Island Janet Martin 1955-05-06
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie A Man Alone Nadine Corrigan 1955-10-17
Movie The Desperate Hours Cynthia 'Cindy' Hilliard 1955-10-05
Movie Beachhead Nina Bouchard 1954-02-05
Movie Make Haste to Live Randy Benson 1954-03-25
Movie Sitting Bull Kathy Howell 1954-10-06
Movie The Mad Magician Karen Lee 1954-05-19
Movie Main Street to Broadway The Actress - Mary Craig 1953-10-12
Movie The Wild One Kathie Bleeker 1953-12-30
Movie The Atomic City Young Woman Buying Stamps 1952-05-01
Movie Carrie Jessica Hurstwood 1952-07-17
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Death Valley Days Marianne 1952-10-01
Movie Off Limits WAC 1952-12-30
Movie The Lemon Drop Kid Girl (uncredited) 1951-04-02
Movie Darling, How Could You! Sylvia 1951-08-08