Audie Murphy Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Family

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Audie Murphy (Audie Leon Murphy) was born on 20 June, 1924 in Kingston, Texas, USA, is an Actor, Producer, Writer. Discover Audie Murphy's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Audie Murphy networth?

Popular As Audie Leon Murphy
Occupation actor,producer,writer
Age 47 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 20 June 1924
Birthday 20 June
Birthplace Kingston, Texas, USA
Date of death 28 May, 1971
Died Place near Catawba, Virginia, USA
Nationality USA

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Audie Murphy Height, Weight & Measurements

At 47 years old, Audie Murphy height is 5' 5" (1.65 m) .

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Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Who Is Audie Murphy's Wife?

His wife is Pamela Opal Lee Archer (23 April 1951 - 28 May 1971) ( his death) ( 2 children), Wanda Hendrix (8 February 1949 - 14 April 1950) ( divorced)

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Wife Pamela Opal Lee Archer (23 April 1951 - 28 May 1971) ( his death) ( 2 children), Wanda Hendrix (8 February 1949 - 14 April 1950) ( divorced)
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Audie Murphy Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Audie Murphy worth at the age of 47 years old? Audie Murphy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Audie Murphy's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

To Hell and Back (1955)$400,000

Audie Murphy Social Network




He and film producer Hal B. Wallis tried unsuccessfully to persuade Desmond T. Doss to sell them the rights to his life story. Doss refused all offers to turn his story into a film. A film about Doss was finally made and released ten years after his death. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) was directed by Mel Gibson and starred Andrew Garfield as Doss.


Audie Murphy and James Arness both served in the 3rd Infantry Division during World War II. Murphy was in the 15th Infantry Regiment and Arness was in the 7th Infantry Regiment. Both regiments took part in the landings in Sicily and Anzio while part of the 3rd Division. Arness was wounded at Anzio and shipped back to the states.


Murphy died broke and in debt. His widow spent the next 35 years working as a patient liaison at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (North Hills, CA) paying off his debts. She died in 2010, age 90.


In 1995 he was chosen by "Empire" magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars (#55) in film history.


Just before his death, Murphy was offered the role of the villain in the original Dirty Harry (1971), which went to Andrew Robinson.


He ran into a streak of bad financial luck and was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1968. Admirably, he campaigned vigorously for the government to spend more time and money on taking care of returning Vietnam War veterans, as he more than most others knew exactly what kinds of problems they were going to have.


The Texican (1966), his lone attempt at a new, European form of inexpensive horse opera, to become known as "the Spaghetti Western", was unsuccessful. His star was falling fast. In addition to his acting career -- he made a total of 44 films -- Murphy was a rancher and businessman. He bred and raised thoroughbred horses and owned several ranches in Texas, Arizona and California. He was also a songwriter, and penned hits for such singers as Dean Martin, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride and many others. His postwar life wasn't all roses, however. He suffered from what is now called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but was then called "combat fatigue", and was known to have a hair-trigger temper.


Universal's new owners, MCA, dumped its "International" tag in 1962 and turned the studio's focus toward the more lucrative television industry. For theatrical productions, it dropped its roster of contract players and hired actors on a per-picture basis only. That cheap Westerns on the big screen were becoming a thing of the past bode no good for Murphy, either.


He worked for Huston again on The Unforgiven (1960). Meanwhile, the studio system that Murphy grew into as an actor crumbled.

He had a short-lived and turbulent marriage to actress Wanda Hendrix, and in the 1960s his increasing bouts of insomnia and depression resulted in his becoming addicted to a particularly powerful sleeping pill called Placidyl, an addiction he eventually broke.


Mentioned in Pork Chop Hill (1959)--Gregory Peck says to Robert Blake, "Who do you think you are, Audie Murphy?".


Director Don Siegel said in an interview that Murphy often carried a pistol on the set of The Gun Runners (1958) and many of the cast and crew were afraid of him.


One of his better pictures was Night Passage (1957), a Western in which he played the kid brother of James Stewart.


He starred in the film version of his autobiography, To Hell and Back (1955), which was a huge hit, setting a box-office record for Universal that wasn't broken for 20 years until it was finally surpassed by Jaws (1975)).


Had two sons with Pamela Archer: Terry Michael (born April 14, 1952) and James Shannon ("Skipper") (born March 24, 1954).


He finally got a lead role in Bad Boy (1949), and starred in the trouble-plagued production of MGM's The Red Badge of Courage (1951), directed by John Huston. While this film is now considered a minor classic, the politics behind the production sparked an irreparable fissure within the ranks of the studio's upper management. Murphy proved adequate as an actor, but the film, with virtually no female presence (or appeal), bombed badly at the box office. Murphy, however, had already signed with Universal-International Pictures, which was putting him in a string of modestly budgeted Westerns, a genre that suited his easygoing image and Texas drawl.


For the next several years he struggled to make it as an actor, but jobs were few, specifically just two bit parts, in Beyond Glory (1948) and Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948).


In September 1945 Murphy was released from active duty, promoted to 1st Lieutenant, and assigned to inactive status. His story caught the interest of superstar James Cagney, who invited Murphy to Hollywood. Cagney Productions paid for acting and dancing lessons but was reluctantly forced to admit that Murphy--at least at that point in his career--didn't have what it took to become a movie star.


Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and was credited with killing over 240 German soldiers and wounding and capturing many more. Audie Leon Murphy was born in Kingston, Hunt County, Texas, to Josie Bell (Killian) and Emmett Berry Murphy, poor sharecroppers of Irish descent. After the death of his mother and the outbreak of WWII, Murphy enlisted in the army in June 1942 after being turned down by the Navy and the Marines. After undergoing basic military training, he was sent first to North Africa. But the Allies drove the German army from Tunisia, their last foothold in North Africa, before Murphy's unit could be sent into battle. His first engagement with Axis forces came when his unit was sent to Europe. First landing on the island of Sicily, next mainland Italy, and finally France, he fought in seven major campaigns over three years and rose from the rank of private to a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant. Part of Murphy's appeal to many people was that he didn't fit the "image" most had of a war hero. He was a slight, almost fragile-looking, shy and soft-spoken young man, whose boyish appearance (something he never lost throughout his life; he always looked at least 15 years younger than he actually was) often shocked people when they found out that, for example, during one battle he leaped on top of a burning tank--which was loaded with fuel and ammunition and could have exploded at any second--and used its machine gun to hold off waves of attacking German troops, killing dozens of them and saving his own unit from certain destruction and the entire line from being overrun.


He woke up screaming at night and slept with a loaded M1911. 45 semi-automatic pistol nearby. He was acquitted of attempted murder charges brought about by injuries he inflicted on a man in a bar fight.


Audie Murphy Research Foundation established by Murphy family, for collection, preservation and distribution of historical information about AM. Location: 18008 Saratoga Way, Suite 516, Santa Clarita, CA 91351 Fax 805-251-8432.