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Murray Alper was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Alper appeared in such films as the Burgess Meredith dramatic adaptation "Winterset" (1936), "Panic on the Air" (1936) and "Sea Devils" (1937). He also appeared in "23 1/2 Hours Leave" (1937), the Humphrey Bogart crime picture "King of the Underworld" (1939) and "Twelve Crowded Hours" (1939). His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like "The Lady Is Willing" (1942), "No Time For Love" (1943) with Claudette Colbert and the crime feature "Mug Town" (1943) with Billy Halop. He also appeared in the Deanna Durbin romance "Hers to Hold" (1943). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the adventure "The Lost Continent" (1951) with Cesar Romero, the comedy "Jalopy" (1953) with Leo Gorcey and "Trouble Along the Way" (1953) with John Wayne. He also appeared in "Tanganyika" (1954) and the action picture "Security Risk" (1954) with John Ireland. Alper more recently acted in the The Three Stooges comedy "The Outlaws Is Coming!" (1965). Alper passed away in November 1984 at the age of 80.
Tony Scott ( 2006-03-13 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever
Born: January 11, 1904 New York, NY
Died: November 16, 1984
Alper appeared on Broadway from 1927 to 1940 in a number of shows including: The Wild Man of Borneo, This is New York, Broadway Boy and Every Man for Himself. Alper, a wonderful movie presence, played in numerous films as a cabbie, bookie, cop or GI. Although he never achieved star rating, he appeared with some of the screens biggest names.
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