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Ken Murray Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

KEN MURRAY
Born: July 14, 1903 in New York City, New York
Died: October 12, 1988 in Burbank, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Ken Murray (1903-1988) was a vaudevillian, actor, and radio and television entertainer who hosted The Ken Murray Show, an hour-long variety show on Saturday nights on CBS (1950-1952). It was also broadcast on the radio nationally; at the time, televisions were still not present in the majority of households. During World War II, he hosted another variety show, Ken Murray's Blackouts, in Los Angeles. This show featured risque humor, starlets, music and novelty acts; it ran for seven years and 3,844 appearances. Where Were You? was a less popular but unique and innovative show that aired locally in the Los Angeles, California area from 1954 to 1957. Murray went on to appear in various films, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Follow Me, Boys! (1966), and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). Perhaps his most important contribution to Hollywood, however, was his use of home movies with Hollywood celebrities. He sent footage of actors like Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin to his grandparents, and he later used this film to create films like Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963). They provide a first-hand account of Hollywood stars behind the scenes. He wrote a number of books over the decades, including an autobiography.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1997-Judy-Garland's-Hollywood (Other), 1952-The-Sam-Levenson-Show (in person), 1950-Screen-Snapshots-2856:-It-Was-Only-Yesterday (Other), 1995-Biography (Other), 1976-Won-Ton-Ton:-The-Dog-Who-Saved-Hollywood (Performer), 1966-Follow-Me,-Boys! (Performer), 1961-1964-Death-Valley-Days (Performer), 1963-Son-of-Flubber (Performer), 1951-Showtime,-U.S.A. (Performer), 1948-Bill-and-Coo (Performer), 1933-Brother-Could-You-Spare-a-Million (Performer), 1933-Disgraced! (Performer), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (Producer), 1957-El-coyote (Producer), 1948-Bill-and-Coo (Producer), 1948-Bill-and-Coo (Other), 1948-Bill-and-Coo (Director), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (Director), 1957-El-coyote (Director), 1957-El-coyote (Cinematographer), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (Cinematographer), 1957-El-coyote (Writer), 1948-Bill-and-Coo (Writer), 1933-Brother-Could-You-Spare-a-Million (Writer), 1965-Hollywood-My-Home-Town (in person), 1964-The-Hollywood-Palace (in person), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (in person), 1962-Strictly-for-Laffs (in person), 1960-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1960-About-Faces (in person), 1955-The-Name's-the-Same (in person), 1955-Dateline:-Disneyland (in person), 1951-Kreisler-Bandstand (in person), 1951-What's-My-Line (in person), 1944-Screen-Snapshots-Series-24,-No.-3 (in person), 1963-1964-The-Judy-Garland-Show (in person), 1980-1981-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1952-Screen-Snapshots:-Memories-of-Famous-Hollywood-Comedians (Other), 1946-Screen-Snapshots-Series-25,-No.-10:-Famous-Fathers-and-Sons (in person), 1963-Burke's-Law (Performer), 1938-Swing,-Sister,-Swing (Performer), 1938-Wedding-Yells (Performer), 1937-Doctor-Cupid (Performer), 1936-The-Wife-of-the-Party (Performer), 1932-Ladies-of-the-Jury (Performer), 1929-Half-Marriage (Performer), 1979-Ken-Murray-Shooting-Stars (Director), 1979-Ken-Murray-Shooting-Stars (Cinematographer), 1974-Dinah! (in person), 1971-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1957-1966-The-Bob-Hope-Show (in person), 1963-Perry-Como's-Kraft-Music-Hall (in person), 1950-1962-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1959-The-Bob-Cummings-Show (in person), 1959-The-Garry-Moore-Show (in person), 1957-The-Lux-Show (in person), 1957-Hollywood-Glamour-on-Ice (in person), 1955-Screen-Snapshots:-The-Great-Al-Jolson (in person), 1953-Screen-Snapshots:-Ha!-Ha!-From-Hollywood (in person), 1952-Songs-for-Sale (in person), 1950-1951-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1940-Screen-Snapshots-Series-19,-No.-9:-Sports-in-Hollywood (in person), 1997-20th-Century-Fox:-The-First-50-Years (Other), 1965-The-Man-from-U.N.C.L.E. (Performer), 1964-The-Greatest-Show-on-Earth (Performer), 1955-Damon-Runyon-Theater (Performer), 1937-You're-a-Sweetheart (Performer), 1937/II-Mail-and-Female (Performer), 1936-The-Oily-Bird (Performer), 1932-Crooner (Performer), 1930-Leathernecking (Performer), 1955-Ford-Star-Jubilee (Producer), 1935-Screen-Snapshots-Series-14,-No.-6 (Cinematographer), 1971-Mantrap (in person), 1968-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1964-That-Regis-Philbin-Show (in person), 1956-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood-Small-Fry (in person), 1953-Screen-Snapshots:-Out-West-in-Hollywood (in person), 1950-The-Jack-Benny-Program (in person), 1945-Peeks-at-Hollywood (in person), 1935-Screen-Snapshots-Series-14,-No.-6 (in person), 1968-The-Power (Performer), 1965-Bob-Hope-Presents-the-Chrysler-Theatre (Performer), 1990-The-Three-Stooges-60th-Anniversary-Special (Other), 1961-1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1958-1960-The-Jack-Paar-Tonight-Show (in person), 1970-Love,-American-Style (Performer), 1965-The-Bing-Crosby-Show (Performer), 1962-The-Man-Who-Shot-Liberty-Valance (Performer), 1962-The-DuPont-Show-of-the-Week (Performer), 1954-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1953-The-Marshal's-Daughter (Performer), 1949-Red-Light (Performer), 1942-Juke-Box-Jenny (Performer), 1941-Swing-It-Soldier (Performer), 1940-A-Night-at-Earl-Carroll's (Performer), 1936-Can't-Think-of-It (Performer), 1933-From-Headquarters (Performer), 1933-A-Preferred-List (Performer), 1953-The-Marshal's-Daughter (Producer), 1950-The-Ken-Murray-Show (Producer), 1953-The-Marshal's-Daughter (Other), 1983-Hollywood's-Private-Home-Movies (in person), 1964-The-Celebrity-Game (in person), 1956-The-Tennessee-Ernie-Ford-Show (in person), 1955-Screen-Snapshots:-Ramblin'-Round-Hollywood (in person), 1953-Screen-Snapshots:-Spike-Jones-in-Hollywood (in person), 1952-Parade-of-Stars-Auto-Show (in person), 1950-1952-The-Ken-Murray-Show (in person), 1951-The-Colgate-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1950-Showtime,-U.S.A. (in person), 1950-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood's-Famous-Feet (in person), 1946-Rough-But-Hopeful (in person), 1941-Screen-Snapshots-Series-21,-No.-1 (in person)
Theater Credits
Ken-Murray's-Hollywood - Performer (May 10, 1965 - May 22, 1965), Blackouts-of-1949 - Performer (September 6, 1949 - October 15, 1949), Earl-Carroll's-Sketch-Book-[1935] - Performer (June 4, 1935 - November 30, 1935)

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