Charlie Murray

Charlie Murray
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Charlie Murray
Film: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Actor | Comedian
Born June 22, 1872 in Laurel, IN
Died July 29, 1941 of pneumonia in Hancock Park, CA

Veteran film comedian Charlie Murray was associated with the stage and screen for nearly a half century.

Murray began his professional career as a youth. He and Ollie Mack appeared in musical comedies as a team for 20 years. He left the theater in 1912, when he joined the old Biograph organization. Later, he was one of the Keystone Kops.

From his association with the slapstick comedy films Murray went to First National, where he appeared in such pictures and "McFadden's Flats," "Cohens and Kellys," "The Gorilla," "Irene," "Head Man," "Flying Romeos," "Vamping Venus" and "Do Your Duty."

Later, Murray went to Universal for "King of Jazz," which starred the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman. There began a long association with this company, once interrupted by some Paramount-Christie comedies.

It was at Universal that he teamed with George Sidney for the "Cohens and Kellys" series, which began in the early part of 1925.

Some of his other pictures were "The Duke of Dublin," "His Honor the Mayor," "Caught Cheating," Dangerous Waters," "Circus Girl" and "Breaking the Ice."

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