Don Murray

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Birth Name: Don Murray
Born: 07/31/1929
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA

"Bus Stop" (1956) provided Murray with a strong role as a naive, yet forceful, cowboy romancing a singer (Marilyn Monroe). For his efforts, the actor earned an Oscar nod as Best Supporting Actor. His two subsequent features, "The Bachelor Party" and "A Hatful of Rain" (1957) both provided meaty roles, but later efforts failed to capitalize on his early promise. Murray moved into producing and screenwriting with "The Hoodlum Priest" (1961), a true story about a clergyman who worked with criminals, in which he also starred. His 1970 directing debut, "The Cross and the Switchblade", was an earnest but uneven feature. A second feature, "Damien" (1977), a biopic of the priest who worked with lepe... Continue Bio >>

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