Audie Murphy Net Worth 2018: Hidden Facts You Need To Know!


Audie Murphy Net Worth

Audie Murphy Net Worth is
$300 Thousand

Audie Murphy Biography

Audie Murphy net well worth: Audie Murphy was an American fight soldier and actor who had a net well worth of $300 thousand during his death in 1971. After losing $268,000 in a 1968 essential oil deal that proceeded to go bad, he discovered himself owing unpaid taxes to the IRS. Murphy struggled with PTSD and experienced monetary problems later in existence.S. Murphy starred as Tom “Whispering” Smith on the tv screen series Whispering Smith in 1961. As an actor he starred in a number of films like the autobiographical To Hell and Back again. Murphy was raised with an absent dad and his mom passed on while he was an adolescent. He worked picking natural cotton after dropping out of college. Murphy’s old sister helped him falsify documentation to enlist in the armed service after the assault on Pearl Harbor. He was rejected by both Navy and the Marine Corps. At 19 years aged he received the Medal of Honor after he single-handedly

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Quick Facts

Full NameAudie Murphy
Net Worth$300 Thousand
DiedMay 28, 1971, Catawba, Virginia, United States
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Soldier, Songwriter
SpousePamela Archer, Wanda Hendrix
ChildrenTerrance Michael Murphy, James Shannon Murphy
ParentsJosie Bell Killian, Emmett Berry Murphy
SiblingsEugene Porter Murphy, Richard Houston Murphy, Joseph Preston Murphy, Ariel June Murphy, Vernon Murphy, J.W. Murphy, Charles Emmett "Buck" Murphy, Oneta Murphy, Verda Nadine Murphy, Willie Beatrice Murphy, Elizabeth Corrine Murphy
AwardsMedal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre
MoviesTo Hell and Back, Ride Clear of Diablo, The Guns of Fort Petticoat, Gunsmoke, Tumbleweed, Arizona Raiders, The Unforgiven, Destry, The Wild and the Innocent, No Name on the Bullet, The Cimarron Kid, Walk the Proud Land, Night Passage, The Duel at Silver Creek, Ride a Crooked Trail, Drums Across the River, The Kid from Texas, Posse from Hell, The Texican, Kansas Raiders, The Gun Runners, 40 Guns to Apache Pass, Column South, Seven Ways from Sundown, Bullet for a Badman, A Time for Dying, The Quick Gun, Apache Rifles, Battle at Bloody Beach, The Red Badge of Courage, Gunpoint, Cast a Long Shadow, Joe Butterfly, Gunfight at Comanche Creek, World in My Corner, Hell Bent For Leather, Beyond Glory, Six Black Horses, Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven, The Quiet American, Sierra, Trunk to Cairo, War Is Hell, Bad Boy, Showdown
TV ShowsWhispering Smith

Interesting Facts

1 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.
2 A non-smoker who rarely drank alcohol, he turned down large offers of money to advertise cigarettes and spirits.
3 Disliked the name "Audie" when he was a kid and usually went by his middle name, Leon. In the Army, he discovered that "Leon" was considered synonymous with rednecks, and spent the rest of his life going by "Audie" or "Murph.".
4 His friends in Hollywood were mostly character actors and film crew members (cameramen, makeup artists, horse wranglers, stunt people both male and female), and he was often protective of them, and tried to help them succeed in their careers. There is also a story of him staying with a wealthy friend in Dallas, and blowing off a party full of wealthy people to go hang out with the African-American kitchen staff and compliment them on their cooking.
5 Pulp western novelist J.T. Edson created a character named Dusty Fog based on Murphy, and a thinly disguised version of Murphy appears in one of Stephen Hunter's novels. Fredrick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds is sort of a Mirror Universe Nazi analogue to Murphy. Robert Stack cited Murphy as a partial inspiration for his take on Elliot Ness in The Untouchables. The author of First Blood cited Murphy as a partial inspiration for John Rambo, although even in his more troubled moments, Murphy was a lot more functional than Rambo. An expy of Murphy also shows up, along with expies of other influential gunfighters, as part of a Badass Crew Earl Swagger recruits in Stephen Hunter's ''Pale Horse Coming''.
6 Murphy reputedly once frightened a drunken, misbehaving Lawrence Tierney, one of the more notorious brawlers in Hollywood, into leaving a party without raising his voice or physically harming Tierney.
7 Has a military hospital named after him: The Audie L. Murphy Veteran's Hospital in San Antonio, TX.
8 Medal of Honor Citation: 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to prepared positions in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, 1 of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from 3 sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad which was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued the single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective.
9 Charles Drake became a good friend offstage with Audie Murphy and was cast as a top supporting player in many of his westerns and war pictures.
10 Supported the Democratic Party.
11 He was a life member of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).
12 Received most of his decorations before he had turned 20.
13 Although commonly referred to as Sgt. Audie Murphy, he was given a battlefield commission and was promoted to 2nd Lt. prior to receiving his Medal of Honor.
14 First wife Wanda Hendrix claimed he had horrible nightmares and slept with a gun under his pillow.
15 Son, Terry, born April 14, 1952. Son James ("Skipper") born March 24, 1954.
16 His ex-wife attended his memorial service.
17 Just before his death, Murphy was offered the part of the villain in the original Dirty Harry (1971).
18 He was born in Kingston, TX, and grew up in Celeste. He went to school in Celeste until 8th grade, when he dropped out to help support his family.
19 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars (#55) in film history in 1995.
20 Fan club contact: The Audie Murphy National Fan Club, 8313 Snug Hill Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854-4057. Annual fee $14.00.
21 June 20, 1996 was proclaimed Audie Murphy Day by the Greenville Area Postal Customer Advisory Council in Greenville, Texas. U.S. Highway 69 North, from North Greenville city limits to Fannin County line was renamed The Audie Murphy Memorial Highway. Audie Murphy was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame this year in Oklahoma.
22 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.
23 At Arlington Cemetery, the tombstones of Medal of Honor recipients are normally decorated in gold leaf, but Murphy requested that his tombstone remain plain and inconspicuous.
24 Most decorated US soldier of WWII. Among his 27 US decorations was the Medal of Honor, the US's highest award for military conduct "above and beyond the call of duty," plus 5 decorations awarded by France and Belgium.

Net Worth & Salary

To Hell and Back (1955) $400,000


1 Cold intimidating stare renowned for its ability to make even the toughest opponents back down
2 His slow soft-spoken Texan drawl


1 Hell, I don't think anyone has any friends in the industry. When you're hot, everyone wants a piece of you. When word gets around you're washed up, no one will touch you with a 10-foot pole. They're afraid you'll ask them for a job. Or a loan. Or maybe repayment of an old debt.
2 After turning down an offer to do a beer commercial: How would it look: 'War Hero Drinks Booze'? I couldn't do that to kids."
3 I's strong. I'm too tough for this town [Hollywood]. I won't let it break my heart. I won't let it break me. I'll fight it to the finish. I just wish it was a fight I knew how to fight.
4 [on turning 40] I guess my face is still the same, and so is the dialogue. Only the horses were changed.
5 [Bill Mauldin about Murphy] In him, we all recognized the straight, raw stuff, uncut and fiery as the day it left the still. Nobody wanted to be in his shoes, but nobody wanted to be unlike him, either.
6 [of his role as himself in To Hell and Back (1955)] I don't think I'm the type. Maybe Tony Curtis would do.
7 [on his acting career] I'm working under a great handicap . . . no talent.
8 [fellow US Army officer about Murphy] Don't let that baby face fool you, that's the toughest soldier in the Third Division.
9 I never liked being called the "most decorated" soldier. There were so many guys who should have gotten medals and never did--guys who were killed.
10 [1956] I can't ever remember being young in my life.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1601 Vine Street.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Action Performance Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)



A Time for Dying 1969 Jesse James
The Texican 1966 Jess Carlin
Gunpoint 1966 Chad Lucas
40 Guns to Apache Pass 1966 Captain Coburn
Arizona Raiders 1965 Clint
Einer spielt falsch 1965 Mike Merrick
Apache Rifles 1964 Jeff Stanton
Bullet for a Badman 1964 Logan Keliher
The Quick Gun 1964 Clint Cooper
Gunfight at Comanche Creek 1963 Bob Gifford aka Judd Tanner
Showdown 1963 Chris Foster
Six Black Horses 1962 Ben Lane
Whispering Smith 1961 TV Series Tom 'Whispering' Smith
War Is Hell 1961 Narrator
Battle at Bloody Beach 1961 Craig Benson
Posse from Hell 1961 Banner Cole
Seven Ways from Sundown 1960 Seven Jones
The Unforgiven 1960 Cash Zachary
Hell Bent for Leather 1960 Clay
Startime 1960 TV Series Howard Wilton
Cast a Long Shadow 1959 Matt Brown
The Wild and the Innocent 1959 Yancy
No Name on the Bullet 1959 John Gant
The Gun Runners 1958 Sam Martin
Ride a Crooked Trail 1958 Joe Maybe
Rock 'Em Cowboy 1958 Short Audie Murphy
General Electric Theater 1958 TV Series Tennessee
The Quiet American 1958 The American
Suspicion 1957 TV Series Steve Gordon
Night Passage 1957 The Utica Kid
Joe Butterfly 1957 Pvt. Joe Woodley
The Guns of Fort Petticoat 1957 Lt. Frank Hewitt
Walk the Proud Land 1956 John Philip Clum
World in My Corner 1956 Tommy Shea
To Hell and Back 1955 Audie Murphy
Destry 1954 Tom Destry
Drums Across the River 1954 Gary Brannon
Ride Clear of Diablo 1954 Clay O'Mara
Tumbleweed 1953 Jim Harvey
Column South 1953 Lt. Jed Sayre
Gunsmoke 1953 Reb Kittredge
The Duel at Silver Creek 1952 Luke Cromwell - The Silver Kid
Lux Video Theatre 1952 TV Series Extra
The Cimarron Kid 1952 Bill Doolin The Cimarron Kid
The Red Badge of Courage 1951 Henry Fleming - the Youth
Kansas Raiders 1950 Jesse James
Sierra 1950 Ring Hassard
The Kid from Texas 1950 William Bonney ('Billy the Kid')
Bad Boy 1949 Danny Lester
Beyond Glory 1948 Cadet Thomas
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven 1948 Copy Boy


A Time for Dying 1969 producer
The Guns of Fort Petticoat 1957 producer - uncredited


To Hell and Back 1955 autobiography "To Hell And Back"


Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode


Travelin' Light 1971 Documentary Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Audie Murphy in Nuremberg 1961 Documentary short Himself
The Big Picture 1960 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1955 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1955 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Allen in Movieland 1955 TV Movie Himself
Medal of Honor 1955 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 TV Movie documentary Bill Doolin
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Henry Fleming (the Youth)
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story 1951 Documentary

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