• Quelques photos de Don Murray et de sa famille ainsi que diverses personnalités du spectacle.

    Barbara Eden Don Murray THE STEPFORD CHILDREN 1987

    Don Murray et Marilyn Monroe



    Don Murray et son épouse Bettie.

    Bettie,Christopher et Don Murray

    Don Murray

    1986 Peggy Sue s'est mariée   Kathleen Turner, Don Murray, Barbara Harris, Sofia Coppola  .

    1982 Barbara Eden , Connie Stevens et Don Murray .

    Don Murray et Sunny Thompson

    Don Murray Shirley Knight "Un amour infini "1981

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  • UCLA to honor the integrity and ability of actor Don Murray

    In the days when studios called the shots, he focused on his independence. 'An evening with Don Murray' celebrates the 83-year-old Oscar nominee.

    March 07, 2014|By Susan King, Los Angeles Times

    Don Murray is a man of convictions.

    When he was 19 and working as an usher at CBS in New York City for $17 a week while attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Murray turned down an offer to sign a contract with Universal for a whopping $150 a week.

    Don Murray: An article in the March 7 Calendar section about a UCLA film event honoring actor Don Murray gave the actor's age as 83. He is 84.

    "They could put you in whatever picture they wanted," explained the genial actor, 83, over the phone recently from his home in Santa Barbara. And he nearly walked away again several years later when 20th Century Fox wanted him to sign a long-term contract after he was cast in his film debut as Marilyn Monroe's love interest in the 1956 William Inge comedy "Bus Stop."

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    Though the studio initially told Murray "you can't do the role" if he didn't sign,  the Fox executives ended up negotiating with the young actor, who had been a conscientious objector during the Korean War. He would make two films a year for the studio for six years and would be allowed time off if a Broadway play piqued his interest.

    • Don Murray, 83, will be lauded Friday with screenings by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
    Don Murray, 83, will be lauded Friday with screenings by the UCLA Film &… (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles…)

    "I ended up buying out my contract before my six years were up because I wanted to do 'The Hoodlum Priest,' which I wrote, produced and played a leading role," he said of the 1961 film drama.

    Film scholar Foster Hirsch noted that Murray had a truly independent spirit.

    "He didn't play the game in the studio age. ...," Hirsch said. "He never did get typecast and had great versatility."

    Still, Hirsch said, Murray's choices were not always critically or commercially successful, so he didn't become a household name like his peers including Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.

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    Shannon Kelley, UCLA Film & Television Archive's head of public programs, said Murray's characters often have a Shakespearean sensibility. "He is often left morally isolated and bereft, but at the same time there is the tragic nobility to his characters."

    On Friday evening, the UCLA archive will pay tribute to the actor, who was Oscar-nominated for "Bus Stop" for his enchanting turned as Bo, a young wild rodeo cowboy who falls head over heels for a chanteuse (Monroe).

    Over the years, Murray has  starred in such films as 1957's "Bachelor Party," 1981's "Endless Love" and 1985's "Peggy Sue Got Married." He also played Sid Fairgate from 1979-81 on CBS' "Knots Landing."

    "An Evening With Don Murray" at the Billy Wilder Theater will feature the actor in conversation with Hirsch as well as screenings of the 1955 "Philco Television Playhouse" production of "A Man is Ten Feet Tall," which also stars a young Sidney Poitier, and director Fred Zinnemann's 1957 "A Hatful of Rain," based on the hit Broadway play by Michael V. Gazzo.

    The play and the film were controversial at the time because the drama explored drug addiction in soldiers returning from the Korean War. Murray plays Johnny, a Korean War vet who returns to his wife in New York City with a dependency on the morphine he had been given for an injury. Eva Marie Saint stars as his wife and Anthony Franciosa plays his brother, Polo.

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    Fox's head of production, Buddy Adler, informed Murray while he was making "Bus Stop" for director Joshua Logan that he had bought "Hatful of Rain"' for him so he could play "the comedy part" of Polo, Murray said.

    But Murray didn't want to be typecast, especially that early his career. He wanted to play the addict.

    So when the actor learned Zinnemann ("From Here to Eternity," "High Noon') was signed to do "Hatful of Rain," he visited the veteran filmmaker and convinced him to give him the part of Johnny.

    He took on an even more complex role — that of a closeted Ohio senator who is being blackmailed — in Otto Preminger's 1962 political drama, "Advise & Consent."

    Murray didn't have any trepidation playing the part. "I went in to meet with Preminger, and he asked me if I would be reluctant, as some stars had turned it down," Murray said. "He said, 'Do you think that playing a homosexual will hurt your career?' "

    The actor reminded Preminger that he played a brutal Nazi commander of a POW camp in 1953's "Stalag 17."

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    "I said, 'Do you think playing a Nazi hurt your career?' And he said, 'Being a Nazi didn't hurt my career.' He was talking about his reputation for being such a dictatorial director on the set."

    But there was clearly a risk involved for Murray.

    "Actors didn't want to be branded in those days," Hirsch said. "Let's be honest, it's still a factor. He wasn't the first choice, but he was the absolute right choice."



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  • Cette vidéo est "Un hommage à Don Murray "au Théâtre Lobero  à Santa Barbara   en Californie.  Don et ses fils, Mick Murray, Sean Murray et Chris Murray ainsi que l' acteur Tim Abell parlent du film "Breathe"(2008)   pour lequel Don Murray est acteur,producteur et réalisateur.

    Don Murray donne aussi à des informations sur certains de ses  nombreux films , y compris"Bus Stop" avec Marilyn Monroe, "Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent", and" A Hatful of Rain" avec Eva Marie Saint. 

    Depuis six décénnies Don Murray ,l'acteur est a été présent dans des films,au thétre et à la télévision.


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  •  Alors que Val est à l’hopital,Sid vient pour la voir et fait la connaissance de Bobby.Celui ci ne sachant pas ou est  Gary ,Sid part à sa recherche.Il le trouve dans un bar mais cette fois ci,Gary n’a pas bu d’alcool.

     Don Murray et la sublime Marilyn Monroe dans Bus stop en 1956 puis aux cotés de Lee Remick et Steve McQueen dans Le sillage dela violence en 1964.                                                                                                            Don Murraay est né le 31/07/1929 en Californie à Hollywood,de son vrai nom Donald Patrick Murray.                                                   En 1968, il incarne Earl Corey dans le feuilleton télévisé « Les bannis », aux côtés de Otis Young (alias Jemal David).Il a également interprété au cinéma le rôle du gouverneur tyrannique dans « La conquête de la planète des singes ».

    Par la suite, il continue sa carrière, principalement à la télé. Sa dernière apparition date de 2001, à l’âge de 72 ans.                                 Son palmarès cinématographique et télévisuel est impressionnant ,tant par la qualité que par la quantité. Voici un petit aperçu .

    Voici un extrait de "Bus Stop" avec la divine Marilyn Monroe et Don Murray.


      1987 -- Bienvenue au Paradis
      1986 -- Peggy Sue s’est mariée
      1975 -- Tueur ou justicier
      1972 -- La Conquête de la Planète des singes
      1967 -- La Reine des Vikings
      1967 -- Sweet Love, Bitter
      1964 -- Le Sillage de la violence
      1962 -- Tunnel 28
      1961 -- Tempête à Washington
      1960 -- Les Hors-la-loi
      1959 -- L’Épopée dans l’ombre
      1958 -- Duel dans la boue
      1958 -- La Fureur des hommes
      1957 -- Une poignée de neige
      1956 -- Arrêt d’autobus

    Don MURRAY a joué dans la série ou le téléfilm :

      1980 -- Témoin a Abattre
      1979 -- Cote Ouest

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