MURPHY, Audie

(1924–1971)
   Born in Texas, Audie Murphy is one of the most neglected Western stars and his work is undergoing a major revaluation. Murphy fought in World War II and returned a genuine war hero, a man who knew intense combat first hand. Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier of the war, earning 33 medals and the Medal of Honor itself. James Cagney saw Murphy’s picture on the cover of Life magazine and invited him to Hollywood, where he began playing bit roles in the late 1940s. In 1950 Universal signed him and began featuring the combat hero in Westerns. Audie Murphy starred in 29 Westerns of varying quality. His best films were probably Destry (1954) ; Hell Bent for Leather (1960) ; and his last film, A Time for Dying (1969), directed by Budd Boetticher. When he was killed in a plane crash in 1971, Audie Murphy was just developing into a real Western star independent of his war hero image.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • Murphy, Audie (Leon) — born June 20, 1924, near Kingston, Texas, U.S. died May 28, 1971, near Roanoke, Va. U.S. war hero and actor. Enlisting in the army in 1942, he became the most decorated U.S. soldier of World War II. He killed hundreds of Germans, and he once… …   Universalium

  • Murphy, Audie (Leon) — (20 jun. 1924, cerca de Kingston, Texas, EE.UU.–28 may. 1971, cerca de Roanoke, Va.). Héroe de guerra y actor estadounidense. Se alistó en el ejército en 1942 y fue el soldado estadounidense más condecorado de la segunda guerra mundial. Mató a… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Audie Murphy — Audie Leon Murphy (* 20. Juni 1924 (eigentlich 20. Juni 1926) in der Nähe von Kingston, Texas; † 28. Mai 1971 bei einem Flugzeugabsturz in den Bergen von Virginia) war der höchstdekorierte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Audie Murphy — Infobox Military Person name= Audie L. Murphy born= birth date|1926|06|20 died= death date and age|1971|05|28|1926|06|20 placeofbirth= Kingston, Texas placeofdeath= Brush Mountain near Catawba or Roanoke, Virginia placeofburial= Arlington… …   Wikipedia

  • Audie Murphy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Murphy. Audie Murphy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • murphy — /merr fee/, n., pl. murphies, v., murphied, murphying. Slang. n. 1. an Irish or white potato. 2. any of various confidence games in which a victim is left with a sealed envelope supposedly containing money, but which contains only newspaper or… …   Universalium

  • Murphy — /merr fee/, n. 1. Frank, 1890 1949, U.S. statesman and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1940 49. 2. Isaac, 1861 96, U.S. thoroughbred racehorse jockey. 3. William Parry /par ee/, born 1892, U.S. physician: Nobel prize for… …   Universalium

  • Murphy (Familienname) — Murphy ist ein Familienname Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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