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George Lloyd Murphy (1902-1992)
George Lloyd Murphy (4 Jul 1902, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 3 May
1992, Palm Beach, Florida) was the
son of Michael Charles Murphy and Nora B Long.
George Murphy first career was as a dancer and actor, starting in
theatre, and then in movies from 1930-52. He had leading roles in
several big-budget musicals, and was awarded a honourary Academy Award
(Oscar) in 1951.
Murphy entered politics in 1953 as chairman of the California
Republican State Central Committee. Murphy directed the entertainment
for the presidential inaugurations of 1952, 1956 and 1960. He was
United States Senator
from California 1965-1971. You can read much more about his career at Wikipedia.
On 18 Dec 1926, George Murphy married Juliette "Julie" Henkel (1904, Detroit,
Michigan - 1973), his ballroom dancing partner. Her parents were Walter
J Henkel (1866/67, Michigan - ), Livery Stables Proprietor (1910),
Stock Farmer (1920), Detroit, and Amelia H Henkel (1869/70, Michigan -
). They had two children:
In 1930, George Murphy (26, theatre actor) and Juliet Murphy (25,
theatre actress) lived at 33 W 55th St, New York, NY.
- Dennis Michael Murphy. In 1992, Dennis Michael Murphy lived
in Marina Del Rey, CA. He has a 42ft boat, "About Time" berthed at
Marina Del Rey, CA in 2011.
- Melissa Elaine Murphy (1943 - 28 Mar 2009). She married a
Mr Brown. In 1992, Melissa Elaine Brown lived in San Diego,
CA. On 28 Mar 2009, Melissa Murphy Brown (65) died. She
was a long time resident of La Jolla and a Veterinary
Assistant in the community. She was survived by daughters,
Kelli K Ellis (25 Jun 1965 - ) of Temecula and Erin Ellis of CO; son,
Chris S Brown of San Diego, three grandchildren and brother Dennis
Murphy of Los Angeles.
2-7 Dec 1949, George L Murphy (47) and Juliette H Murphy (45) sailed
first class on the Queen Elizabeth from Cherbourg, France to New York,
NY. Their address was Plaza Hotel, New York, NY.
In 1982, George Murphy married Betty Blandi.
His father was Michael Charles "Mike" Murphy (26 Feb, 1860, Southboro,
MA – 4 June, 1913, Philadelphia, PA). Mike Murphy was a
legendary athletic trainer and coach, first for Yale University,
then for the University of Pennsylvania, as well as for the US Olympic
team at the 1900, 1908 and 1912 Olympics. He was widely considered to
be the premier athletic trainer of his era. You can read much more
about him at Wikipedia.
His mother was Nora B Long (1871, MA - 1916, Detroit, Wayne Co,
They married and had children:
His grandparents were:
- Mabelle Marie Murphy (17 Oct 1893, Connecticut - Mar 1982, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan). She married Urban
Andrew Fisher (17 Mar 1893, Michigan - 1948), Assistant Chief Proprietor, Automobile Plant in 1930, and they had 5 children: John
Albert Fisher (1919-1924) and Lenore E Fisher (1921-1984), Joan V Fisher (1924/25-), Urban
Andrew Fisher Jr (23 Feb 1926, Michigan - ) and May Fisher (1929-).
- Charles Thorne Murphy (9 Nov 1895 - 29 Jul 1989, Beverly
Hills, Oakland, Michigan). Played football for Yale University. In
1925, he married Elsie Vhay, daughter of William J Vhay of Bloomfield
Center (engaged 30 May 1925). In 1930, he was a Stockbroker, living at
945 Bedford Three
Mile, Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne Co, Michigan, with his
wife, Elsie Vhay (30), son
William V Murphy (1) and two servants.
- George Lloyd Murphy (SEE ABOVE)
- James D Murphy (1832/33, Ireland - ). In 1870, he was
working in a shoe shop, and living with his wife and six children in
Southborough, Worcester Co, MA.
- Mary ______ (1835/36, Ireland - )
- Jeremiah D Long (Oct 1840, Cork, Ireland - 26 Nov 1927,
Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan)
- Jane E Hartigan (2 May 1843, St John's, New Brunswick - 18
May 1919, Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan)
George Lloyd Murphy's American passport was issued on 27 Feb 1974.