Charles Murray (American actor)

Charles Albert Murray (June 22, 1872 – July 29, 1941), was an American film actor of the silent era.

Charles Murray
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Murray in 1916
Born
Charles Albert Murray

(1872-06-22)June 22, 1872
DiedJuly 29, 1941(1941-07-29) (aged 69)
OccupationActor
Years active1912–1938

Murray was born in Laurel, Indiana, on June 22, 1872,[1] to Isaac Murray and Martha Ellen "Mollie" Murray (née Sullenburger).

Murray was a comedian in vaudeville and on stage for 20 years, forming the Murray and Mack team,[2] before he began acting in films. His first work in films was for Biograph.[1] His work in films included appearing in The Cohens and Kellys series with George Sidney.[3] He appeared in more than 280 films between 1912 and 1938, starting with film shorts. He also directed five films.

Murray was married to Nellie Bae Hamilton. He died in Los Angeles, California, from pneumonia. For his contribution to motion pictures, decades after his death, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Charles Murray". Photoplay Magazine. X (2). June 1916. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "'Cohen and Kelly' Pair Has Worked Togetehr 6 Years". The Times Dispatch. May 1, 1922. p. 52. Retrieved December 26, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "George Sidney, 68, Stage, Screen Actor". The New York Times. Associated Press. April 30, 1945. p. 19. Retrieved December 25, 2021.

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