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Birth Place: Profession: actor, executive, dancer, singer, publicist, politician

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
3.
 Walk East on Beacon (1952) James Belden
4.
5.
 Talk About a Stranger (1952) Robert Fontaine, Sr.
6.
 No Questions Asked (1951) Inspector Matt Duggan
7.
 Saturday's Hero (1951) Football player
8.
 Father Was a Fullback (1949) Football player
9.
 Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) Football player
10.
 Battleground (1949) "Pop" Stazak
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1927:
Made Broadway debut with Julie Johnson (who would later become his wife) as his dance partner
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Made film debut in the mid-1930s
1944:
Updated to the status of "star" on MGM's listing of contract players
1944:
Served as president of the Screen Actors' Guild for two terms
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Left films in the early 1950s
1964:
Elected to the US Senate
1970:
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
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -

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wife:
Julie Johnson. Dancer, actor.
wife:
Bette Murphy. Survived him.

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daughter:
Melissa Murphy. Survived him.
son:
Dennis Murphy. Survived him.

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"Say, Didn't You Used to Be George Murphy?"

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