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Don Murray is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 31 july 1929 at Hollywood (USA)

Don Murray

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Birth name Donald Patrick Murray
Nationality USA
Birth 31 july 1929 (91 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Donald Patrick "Don" Murray (born July 31, 1929) is an American actor.


In 1956, Don Murray married Hope Lange, with whom he had co-starred in Bus Stop.
They had two children:

Christopher Murray
Patricia Murray
They divorced in 1961.

In 1962, he married Elizabeth Johnson,
They had 3 children:

Coleen Murray
Sean Murray
Michael Murray
Despite the character he played in A Hatful of Rain, Murray had been an objector to the Korean War. Rather than participating, he had done civilian work by helping out refugees, including orphans in Europe.

Best films

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Usually with

John Derek
John Derek
(2 films)
Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey
(2 films)
Larry Gates
Larry Gates
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Don Murray (41 films)

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Ghosts Can't Do It, 1h30
Directed by John Derek
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Ghost films
Actors Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn, Julie Newmar, Don Murray, Victoria Burgoyne, Henry Jayasena
Roles Winston
Rating22% 1.1133051.1133051.1133051.1133051.113305
Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to make love, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man drown so that Scott can take his body.
Made in Heaven, 1h42
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth, Mare Winningham, Don Murray
Roles Ben Chandler
Rating64% 3.24953.24953.24953.24953.2495
In a small Pennsylvania town in 1957, Mike Shea (Hutton) dreams of escaping small town life and moving to California with his girlfriend Brenda Carlucci. But Brenda leaves him with his motor running and Mike takes off alone. Along the way, he rescues a woman and her children from a river but perishes himself. He finds himself in Heaven, where his Aunt Lisa greets him, and explains the rules and regulations. Once in the ethereal realm, Mike falls in love with a heavenly guide named Annie Packert (McGillis).
The Stepford Children
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Robot films
Actors Don Murray, Barbara Eden, Randall Batinkoff, Pat Corley, Tammy Lauren, Richard Anderson
Roles Steven Harding
Rating52% 2.620692.620692.620692.620692.62069
Laura and Steven Harding (Barbara Eden and Don Murray) move with their children to the town of Stepford, Connecticut where Steven had lived with his first wife who had died mysteriously. While Laura is occupied with passing the Bar Exam, Steven is disturbed by their children, athletic but unfocused David (Randall Batinkoff) and free-spirited, music loving Mary (Tammy Lauren). Steven joins the Men's Association, which is still assimilating their wives into robots. This time, they have begun to turn their out of control teens into robots as well. Once they are assimilated, the children are obedient, homework loving, accomplished droids, but with little personality.
Peggy Sue Got Married, 1h43
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Don Murray, Barbara Harris, Joan Allen, Jim Carrey
Roles Jack Kelcher
Rating62% 3.1490653.1490653.1490653.1490653.149065
Peggy Sue Bodell sets off for her 25-year high school reunion in 1985, albeit hesitantly, with her daughter, Beth, who goes along as company. Peggy Sue has just separated from her high school sweetheart, now husband, Charlie, and is wary of attending the reunion because of everyone questioning her about his absence as they have been married since Peggy Sue became pregnant right after graduation. Peggy has dressed like they used to when they were back in high school, unlike everyone else who is dressed in current eighties attire.
Radioactive Dreams, 1h38
Directed by Albert Pyun
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Don Murray, Lisa Blount, Norbert Weisser, John Stockwell, George Kennedy
Roles Dash Hammer
Rating57% 2.852432.852432.852432.852432.85243
A nuclear war breaks out in 1996, expending the world's entire nuclear arsenal, except for one missile. Two children, Philip Chandler (John Stockwell) and Marlowe Hammer (Michael Dudikoff), are abandoned by their fathers in a fallout shelter cut into the side of a wooded mountain. The pair grow up in the shelter, with 1950s detective fiction and swing music as the guiding force in their learning. Fifteen years later Marlowe succeeds in digging out the cave entrance. The pair give each other haircuts, dress in suits, and go to rejoin the world.
License to Kill, 1h36
Directed by Jud Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors James Farentino, Penny Fuller, Don Murray, Kristen Vigard, Millie Perkins, Donald Moffat
Roles Tom Fiske
Rating55% 2.7570652.7570652.7570652.7570652.757065
Une famille en deuil dont la fille a été tuée dans un accident de voiture par un conducteur ivre, est outrée et frustrée des retards bureaucratiques qu'elle rencontre pour porter l'affaire en justice. Une fois à l'audience, le père est d'abord inquiet de l'inefficacité du jeune procureur à surmonter les aspects techniques et les manœuvres utilisées par l'avocat du conducteur pour garder son client libre. Lorsque le juge est obligé de se prononcer à plusieurs reprises en faveur de la défense, les parents sont scandalisés que le conducteur puisse échapper à la justice et surtout de le voir continuer à circuler librement en voiture sous l'emprise de l'alcool...
I Am The Cheese, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Robert MacNaughton, Cynthia Nixon, Robert Wagner, Don Murray, Hope Lange, Lee Richardson
Roles David Farmer
Rating58% 2.916342.916342.916342.916342.91634
In this adaptation of Robert Cormier's novel, 14-year-old Adam Farmer (Robert MacNaughton) seeks to unearth the many secrets locked in his subconscious. Adam's journey through his mind is paralleled with a bike trip to Rutterburg, Vermont, with a package for his father. As he travels through several small towns, he starts to remember past events from his life.
Thursday's Child, 1h40
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rob Lowe, Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter, Tracey Gold, Heidi Bohay
Roles Parker Alden
Rating69% 3.4607253.4607253.4607253.4607253.460725
Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked to find out that he has a life-threatening heart disease. Sam has trouble dealing with his illness, but he pretends to still be a joyful teenager to not have his parents worrying even more than they already do. His health is deteriorating, though, and it is eventually revealed that he needs a heart transplant if he wants to survive. This is the beginning of a long and a both mentally and physically exhausting journey including countless operations, tests, and search for donors. Even before the final operation, Sam is forced to deal with several setbacks in his life.
Endless Love, 1h56
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray, Richard Kiley, Beatrice Straight
Roles Hugh Butterfield
Rating49% 2.4554352.4554352.4554352.4554352.455435
In suburban Chicago, teenagers Jade Butterfield (Brooke Shields) and David Axelrod (Martin Hewitt) fall in love after they are introduced by Jade's brother Keith (James Spader). Jade's family is known in their community for a bohemian lifestyle, allowing them to develop an all-consuming and passionate relationship; including allowing the two to make love in Jade's bedroom. In contrast to the openness of her family, David's home life is dull; his parents are wealthy political activists who are not actively involved in his life.
Return of the Rebels
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly, Patrick Swayze, Robert Mandan, Jamie Farr
Roles Sonny
Rating52% 2.6401952.6401952.6401952.6401952.640195
Mary Beth Allen (Barbara Eden), a retired former motorcycle club member, is a widowed operator of a campground along the Colorado River which is being threatened and taken over by groupies led by K.C. Barnes (Patrick Swayze) who scare off customers, leaving a trail of destruction all over the campground and harassing the regular customers.
The Boy Who Drank Too Much, 1h39
Directed by Jerrold Freedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Scott Baio, Lance Kerwin, Ed Lauter, Toni Kalem, Dan Shor, Mariclare Costello
Roles Ken Saunders
Rating69% 3.464693.464693.464693.464693.46469
Baio stars as Buff Saunders, a teen hockey player well-liked and respected among his coaches and teammates. He battles to hide the truth from his elders and peers that, like his father, he is an alcoholic. He struggles to remain clean and sober in order not to lose his position on the team and the respect of his friends.
Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop, 1h40
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Don Murray, Karen Black, Pat Crowley, James Withmore Jr., A Martinez, Ron Masak
Roles Sergeant Jack Leland
Rating57% 2.8984652.8984652.8984652.8984652.898465
This script must be run from the command line
Crisis in Mid-air
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors George Peppard, Desi Arnaz Jr., Michael Constantine, Dana Elcar, Martin Milner, Greg Morris
Roles Adam Travis
Rating69% 3.4750153.4750153.4750153.4750153.475015
The film starts with Nick Galver having a nightmare: a military pilot intentionally switching off his transponder signal is intruding into the airspace of civilian flights Nick is controlling, causing an air collision. He wakes up terrified and his wife Betsy advises him to see a doctor, and to find a less stressful job.
Rainbow (1978)
, 1h37
Directed by Jackie Cooper, Melville Shavelson
Origin USA
Genres Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Andrea Mcardle, Don Murray, Michael Parks, Piper Laurie, Rue McClanahan, Nicholas Pryor
Roles Frank Gumm
Rating67% 3.38613.38613.38613.38613.3861
The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the movie studio system that held her back while her mother (Piper Laurie) was forever pushing her to excel.