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Tom Murray (actor)

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Tom Murray
Tom Murray (03) - The Gold Rush 1925 - PDVD 009.JPG
Murray in The Gold Rush, 1925
Born(1874-09-08)September 8, 1874
Stonefort, Illinois, United States
DiedAugust 27, 1935(1935-08-27) (aged 60)
Hollywood, California, United States
Years active1916-1931
Spouse(s)Louise Carver (? - August 27, 1935)

Thomas Henderson Murray (September 8, 1874 – August 27, 1935) was an American film actor and musician. He appeared in thirteen films between 1922 and 1931, including roles in two Charlie Chaplin films and was a member of Hillbilly country music groups in the early 30s. Born in Stonefort, Illinois and died in Hollywood, California of stomach cancer. He was married to Louise Carver.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1916 Tweedledum Torpedoed by Cupid Short, Alternative title: Torpedoed by Cupid
A Lucky Tramp Short
Lend Me Your Wife Short
A Bath Tub Elopement Short
1922 French Heels Camp Foreman
Too Much Business Officer 16
The Ladder Jinx Detective Smith
Don't Be Foolish Cop Short
1923 The Pilgrim Sheriff Bryan
The Meanest Man in the World Andy Oatman
1924 Ride 'Em Cowboy Pistol Pete Short
1925 The Gold Rush Black Larsen
The Business of Love Sweeney
1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Nick Kargas
Into Her Kingdom Bolshevik Guard
Private Izzy Murphy The Attorney
1931 White Renegade Jane's Father Alternative title: Fool's Gold, (final film role)

Music career

He was part of 2 hillbilly music groups, the Beverly Hill Billies and the Hollywood Hillbillies that was also known as Uncle Tom Murray's Hollywood Hillbillies. Roy Rogers and Shug Fisher were one-time members of the Hollywood Hillbillies.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Wundram, Bill (January 21, 1956). "Filmland Mourns Davenport 'Star'". Morning Democrat. Iowa, Davenport. p. 1. Retrieved April 8, 2018 – via open access
  2. ^ "The Beverly Hill Billies". Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Harkins, Anthony (2005). Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon. Oxford University Press. p. 87. ISBN 9780195189506.
  4. ^ Cusic, Don (July 29, 2011). The Cowboy in Country Music: An Historical Survey with Artist Profiles. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN 9780786486052.
  5. ^ "Roy Rogers Builds An Empire – Dale's Daily Data". Country 106.5 WYRK Radio. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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