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Remembering Tap Dancing Senator George Murphy

A tribute, profile, and fan site for professional tap dancer George Murphy. George Murphy was an actor and tap dancer in the 1930's 1940's and 1950's. He was also a politician who served as president of the Screen Actor's Guild in the 1940's and as a United States Senator representing California in the 1960's and 1970's. Murphy was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1902 and he died in Palm Beach Florida in 1971.

STAGE NAME: George Murphy
FULL NAME: George Lloyd Murphy
DATE OF BIRTH: July 4, 1902
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
SCREEN ACTOR'S GUILD PRESIDENT: 1944-1946
HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD: 1951
U.S. SENATOR January 1, 1965 - January 2, 1971
DATE OF DEATH: May 3, 1992
PLACE OF DEATH: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Family of George Murphy
SPOUSE #1: Juliette "Julie" Henkel-Johnson (1926 until she died)
SON WITH JULIETTE MURPHY: Dennis Michael Murphy
DAUGHTER WITH JULIETTE MURPHY: Melissa Elaine Murphy
SPOUSE #2: Bette Biandi (1982 until he died in 1992)

Profiles and Articles About George Murphy
- Turner Classic Movies "George Murphy" Profile
- Wikipedia "George Murphy" Article
- Intermet Movie Database "George Murphy" Listing
- U.S. Congress "George Murphy" Biography

George Murphy Tap Dancing in the Movies
- George Murphy Tap Dancing With 12 year Old Peggy Ryan
- "Limpy Dimp" With Joan Davis
- "We Should Be Together" With Shirley Temple
- "Little Miss Broadway" With Shirley Temple
- George Murphy, Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire
- Come On My Wonderful Friend and Dance

Filmography of George Murphy

1930's
1934: "Jealousy"
1934: "Kid Millions"
1935: "After the Dance"
1935: "The Public Menace"
1936: "Woman Trap"
1937: "Broadway Melody of 1938"
1937: "London by Night"
1937: "The Women Men Marry"
1937: "Top of the Town"
1937: "You're a Sweetheart"
1938: "Hold That Co-ed"
1938: "Letter of Introduction"
1938: "Little Miss Broadway"
1939: "Risky Business"

1940's
1940: Broadway Melody of 1940"
1940: "Little Nellie Kelly" | Film Trailer |
1940: Public Deb No. 1
1940: "Two Girls on Broadway"
1941: A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
1941: Ringside Maisie
1941: Rise and Shine
1941: Tom, Dick and Harry
1942: For Me and My Gal
1942: The Mayor of 44th Street
1942: The Navy Comes Through
1943: Bataan
1943: The Powers Girl
1943: This Is the Army

1944: Broadway Rhythm
1944: Show Business
1944: Step Lively
1945: Having Wonderful Crime
1946: Up Goes Maisie
1947: Cynthia
1947: The Arnelo Affair
1948: Big City
1948: Tenth Avenue Angel
1949: Battleground
1949: Border Incident

1950's
1951: "It's a Big Country"
1952: "Talk About a Stranger"
1952: "Walk East on Beacon"
1954: "Deep in My Heart" (his scenes were deleted)



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