“Bus Stop” with Marilyn Monroe, “West Coast”… Actor Don Murray has died


Don Murray, the versatile actor, died at the age of 94 on Friday, February 2, his son, Christopher, said. New York Times. In his six-decade career, the American actor took on all kinds of roles, from priests to drug addicts to gay senators.

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After serving in the military in Europe, with orphans and war victims, he returned to the United States and his career took off almost immediately. In the theater, first, in the theatrical version The Skin of Our Teeth. Then in the cinema, especially. In Bus station, in 1956, opposite Beauregard “Beau” Decker and Marilyn Monroe. The performance earned him an Oscar nomination in the category of best supporting actor and launched his career once and for all.

Then he will take on roles in the cinema, for example A handful of snow (1957), Epic in the shadows (1959), the blue ones (1961) or Storm in Washington (1962).

Second career in television

In the late 1960s, he decided to turn his career around, reducing his Hollywood appearances in favor of the small window. Among other things, he will play in the western series The exiles, from 1968 to 1969. This series was one of the first in the United States to feature black and white actors on screen. First criticized for its depiction of racial violence, The exiles it will later be considered a forgotten classic.

Don Murray will appear next west coastThe series aired from 1979 to 1994 (it ran there until 1981), before ending its television run. Twin Peaks: The Returnin 2021

In total, he participated in 34 films, 25 telefilms and 32 series, in productions dealing with different social issues.


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