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Also Known As: Kenneth Abner Doncourt, Don Court, Kent Tailor Died: October 12, 1988
Born: July 14, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, filmmaker, producer, narrator, author

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Ken Murray was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Murray began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Half Marriage" (1929), "Leathernecking" (1930) and "Disgraced" (1933) with Helen Twelvetrees. He also appeared in "From Headquarters" (1933) and "You're a Sweetheart" (1937). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in "The Marshal's Daughter" (1953), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) and the comedy sequel "Son of Flubber" (1963) with Fred MacMurray. He also appeared in the Fred MacMurray adaptation "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) and the Kirk Douglas dramatic adaptation "The Way West" (1967). Murray continued to exercise his talent in the sixties through the eighties, taking on a mix of projects like "The Power" (1968) starring George Hamilton, "Hollywood" and "Ken Murray: Shooting Stars" (1979). His credits also expanded to "Joe Albany... A Jazz Life" (1980) starring Joe Albany and "Hollywood's Private Home Movies" (ABC, 1982-83). Murray last appeared on "Hollywood: The Golden Years" (1987-88). Murray had two children. Murray passed away in October 1988 at the age of 85. ...

Ken Murray was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Murray began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Half Marriage" (1929), "Leathernecking" (1930) and "Disgraced" (1933) with Helen Twelvetrees. He also appeared in "From Headquarters" (1933) and "You're a Sweetheart" (1937). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in "The Marshal's Daughter" (1953), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) and the comedy sequel "Son of Flubber" (1963) with Fred MacMurray. He also appeared in the Fred MacMurray adaptation "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) and the Kirk Douglas dramatic adaptation "The Way West" (1967). Murray continued to exercise his talent in the sixties through the eighties, taking on a mix of projects like "The Power" (1968) starring George Hamilton, "Hollywood" and "Ken Murray: Shooting Stars" (1979). His credits also expanded to "Joe Albany... A Jazz Life" (1980) starring Joe Albany and "Hollywood's Private Home Movies" (ABC, 1982-83). Murray last appeared on "Hollywood: The Golden Years" (1987-88). Murray had two children. Murray passed away in October 1988 at the age of 85.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 The Power (1968) Grover
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 The Way West (1967) Hank
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 Follow Me, Boys! (1966) Melody Murphy
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 Son of Flubber (1963) Mr. Hurley
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 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Doc Willoughby
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 The Marshal's Daughter (1953) Smiling Billy Murray
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 Red Light (1949) Himself
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 Bill and Coo (1948) Narrator
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father:
Jack Doncourt. Vaudevillian.
son:
Kenneth Abner Doncourt. Born in 1942; died in 1979.
son:
Cort Murray. Singer. Born in 1944.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Life on a Pogo Stick"
"Body Merchant"
"The Golden Days of San Simeon"

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