Audie Murphy Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 20, 1925 in Kingston, Texas
Died: May 28, 1971 in Catawba, Virginia
Biography | show moreshow less
Audie Murphy (1924-1971) was born to a poor Irish sharecropper in Kingston, Texas. He would become the most decorated United States soldier in World War II and a successful movie star. Having always dreamed of joining the military he changed his birthdate to join The United States Army when he was only seventeen. During the war Murphy was promoted several times and eventually took command of his own company. On January 26, 1945, his unit was part of the battle at Holtzwihr, France. After his unit was reduced to the strength of nineteen men he sent all of his men to the rear while he covered. After running out of ammunition Murphy climbed into a burning tank destroyer and began cutting down German infantry with its .50 caliber machine gun. He fought back the Germans for over an hour. For his valor on the day he was awarded the Medal of Honor. His service during the war gained him thirty three U.S. medals, every medal available at the time. After the war he suffered from various mental illnesses and became very outspoken about his own problems with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In 1945, actor James Cagney invited Murphy to come work in Hollywood. The same year he released his bestselling ghostwritten autobiography To Hell and Back, he starred in Bad Boy (1949). To Hell and Back was turned into a 1955 film that featured the actor as himself. He spent twenty one years in Hollywood, making 44 feature films. He also appeared on television and became a successful country music songwriter. On May 28, 1971, Murphy died when his private plane crashed in Virginia. He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1966 Einer spielt falsch (Performer), 1965 Arizona Raiders (Performer), 1964 Bullet for a Badman (Performer), 1961 Whispering Smith (Performer), 1961 Posse from Hell (Performer), 1960 Hell Bent for Leather (Performer), 1959 Cast a Long Shadow (Performer), 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (Performer), 1956 Walk the Proud Land (Performer), 1956 World in My Corner (Performer), 1954 Destry (Performer), 1952 The Cimarron Kid (Performer), 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (Performer), 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1967 40 Guns to Apache Pass (Performer), 1966 The Texican (Performer), 1966 Gunpoint (Performer), 1964 The Quick Gun (Performer), 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek (Performer), 1962 War Is Hell (Performer), 1959 No Name on the Bullet (Performer), 1958 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat (Performer), 1953 Tumbleweed (Performer), 1953 Gunsmoke (Performer), 1948 Beyond Glory (Performer), 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat (Producer), 1971 Travelin' Light (in person), 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1955 What's My Line (in person), 1955 Medal of Honor (in person), 2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (Other), 1962 Six Black Horses (Performer), 1961 Battle at Bloody Beach (Performer), 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown (Performer), 1960 The Unforgiven (Performer), 1960 Startime (Performer), 1957 Suspicion (Performer), 1957 Night Passage (Performer), 1957 Joe Butterfly (Performer), 1955 To Hell and Back (Performer), 1954 Ride Clear of Diablo (Performer), 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek (Performer), 1952 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1949 Bad Boy (Performer), 1955 To Hell and Back (Writer), 1958 Rock 'Em Cowboy (in person), 1955 Allen in Movieland (in person), 1996 Biography (Other), 1961 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1976 America at the Movies (Other), 1958 The Gun Runners (Performer), 1969 A Time for Dying (Performer), 1964 Apache Rifles (Performer), 1963 Showdown (Performer), 1959 The Wild and the Innocent (Performer), 1958 The Quiet American (Performer), 1954 Drums Across the River (Performer), 1953 Column South (Performer), 1951 The Red Badge of Courage (Performer), 1950 Kansas Raiders (Performer), 1950 Sierra (Performer), 1950 The Kid from Texas (Performer), 1969 A Time for Dying (Producer), 1961 Audie Murphy in Nuremberg (in person)

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