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Also Known As: Died: July 24, 1996
Born: February 19, 1917 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Profession: screenwriter

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Jan Murray was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Murray acted in comedies like "The Busy Body" (1967) with Sid Caesar and "Which Way to the Front?" (1970) with Jerry Lewis and John Wood. He had an early role on the television special "The Bob Hope Show (02/08/73)" (NBC, 1972-73). In the seventies, Murray devoted his time to various credits, such as "A Show Business Salute to Milton Berle" (NBC, 1973-74), "The New Treasure Hunt" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75). He also worked on "Surrender in Paradise" (1975). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "The Dream Merchants" (1979-1980). He held additional roles in television including a part on "The Practice" (NBC, 1975-77). He also appeared in "Fear City" (1985) with Tom Berenger. Murray last appeared on "Dr. Phil" (2003-). Murray passed away in July 2006 at the age of 90.

Jan Murray was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Murray acted in comedies like "The Busy Body" (1967) with Sid Caesar and "Which Way to the Front?" (1970) with Jerry Lewis and John Wood. He had an early role on the television special "The Bob Hope Show (02/08/73)" (NBC, 1972-73). In the seventies, Murray devoted his time to various credits, such as "A Show Business Salute to Milton Berle" (NBC, 1973-74), "The New Treasure Hunt" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75). He also worked on "Surrender in Paradise" (1975). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "The Dream Merchants" (1979-1980). He held additional roles in television including a part on "The Practice" (NBC, 1975-77). He also appeared in "Fear City" (1985) with Tom Berenger. Murray last appeared on "Dr. Phil" (2003-). Murray passed away in July 2006 at the age of 90.

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1930:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
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As a teen, worked at the Ambassador Hotel
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Served in the Navy during WWII
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Became head writer for first Red Skelton's radio show then his TV show for 12 years
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Signed on to write for "The Jimmy Durante Show"
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Served as the head writer for "McHale's Navy" in the 1960s
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Lead writer for "Gilligan's Island"
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Wrote for "Good Times" and "Chico and the Man" in the 70s
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Education

Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Pat Murray. Died of lung cancer in 1968.

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son:
Kirk Murray. Survived him.

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