GEORGE MURPHY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1970 - HFSID 251583
GEORGE MURPHY George Murphy writes a letter of thanks to Ken Murray for his help during the campaign. Typed Letter Signed: "'Murph'" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 6¼x8. Washington, D.C., 1970 November 24.
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George Murphy writes a letter of thanks to Ken Murray for his help during the campaign.
Typed Letter Signed: "'Murph'" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 6¼x8. Washington, D.C., 1970 November 24. On his United States Senate letterhead to actor Ken Murray, Beverly Hills, California. In full: "Words cannot express my deep gratitude to you for lending your talents in a special way during my campaign. I know you have a very busy schedule and to take the time to do this was extremely generous and gracious of you. My only regret is that we were not successful in our efforts and, therefore, I will no longer be representing you in the United States Senate. As I conclude my service, and as I reflect on the many happy days I have spent in Washington, I shall always remember your kindness to me. I hope to see you soon and, in the meantime, my warmest thanks and best personal regards." Handwritten postscript, initialed: "M." In full: "You're a Sweetheart". Fine condition. With original typed envelope, bearing Murphy's printed frank. Lightly creased. Stained to left of typed address. Overall, fine condition. Dancer/actor GEORGE MURPHY (1902-1992) appeared in film musicals of the 1930s, moving to dramatic roles in the late 1940s. He followed a path similar to that of his friend Ronald Reagan: switching party allegiance from Democratic to Republican, serving as President of the Screen Actors Guild and winning election to the U.S. Senate from California in 1964. Murphy served as a U.S. Senator from 1965-1971. Multi-talented entertainer KEN MURRAY (1903-1988) had begun his career as a vaudeville performer and later appeared in feature films, including 1937's You're a Sweetheart and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), on stage and on television. He hosted Ken Murray's Blackouts, a stage show that holds the record as the longest-running show in Los Angeles (1942-1949, 3,844 performances), TV's The Ken Murray Show (1950-1951) and several specials featuring his "home movies" of Hollywood stars and appeared on several TV shows. In the year of this letter, Murray guest starred on an episode of Love, American Style. Two items.
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