Saturday, January 16, 2010

Audie Murphy El Heroe de Todos los Tiempos

dedico esto a la memoria de los soldados
que han perdido la vida luchando por la
democracia y la libertad.
Audie Murphy legacy
Audie L. Murphy
June 20, 1926(?) – May 28, 1971 (aged 44)(?)

Audie Murphy, one of the most highly decorated soldiers of World War II
Place of birth Kingston, Hunt County, Texas
Place of death Brush Mountain near Catawba or Roanoke, Virginia
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942–1945 (US Army)
1950–1966 (Texas National Guard)
Rank First Lieutenant (USA), Major (TNG)
Unit 15th Infantry Regiment,
3rd Infantry Division (USA)
36th Infantry Division (TNG)
Battles/wars World War II: Sicily (July 1943), Salerno, Anzio, Rome, France: Operation Anvil-Dragoon (August 1944), Holtzwihr (January 1945)[1]
Awards Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart (3)
French Legion of Honor[1]
French Croix de Guerre (+ Palm)[1]
Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm[1]
Other work Actor, Songwriter, Horseracing, Oil
Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1926 (?) – May 28, 1971)[2] was a highly distinguished American soldier of World War II and a celebrated movie star for many years in the post-war era, appearing in thirty-nine films. He also found some success as a country music composer.
Audie Murphy became the most highly decorated United States soldier of the war during his twenty-seven months of combat action in the European Theater. [2][3]
He received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations,[2][3][4] including five from France and one from Belgium.[1][2][5]
Murphy's successful movie career included the extremely popular To Hell and Back (1955), which was based on his book of the same name (1949).[3] He also starred in an impressive 39 Hollywood films.[3] He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery.[3] Audie Murphy's grave site is the second-most visited grave at Arlington, after that of President John F. Kennedy.

Jump to filmography as: Actor, Producer, Writer, Self, Archive Footage
A Time for Dying (1969) .... Jesse James
40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967) .... Capt. Bruce Coburn
The Texican (1966) .... Jess Carlin
... aka Texas Kid (Spain)
Einer spielt falsch (1966) .... Mike Merrick
... aka Cairo Campaign
... aka Mivtza Kahir (Israel: Hebrew title)
... aka Trunk to Cairo (USA: dubbed version)
Gunpoint (1966) .... Chad Lucas
Arizona Raiders (1965) .... Clint Stewart
Apache Rifles (1964) .... Capt. Jeff Stanton
Bullet for a Badman (1964) .... Logan Keliher
... aka Renegade Posse (USA: alternative title)
The Quick Gun (1964) .... Clint Cooper
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) .... Bob 'Gif' Gifford aka Judd Tanner
... aka Gun Fight at Comanche Creek (USA: poster title)
War Is Hell (1963) .... Narrator
... aka War Hero (USA: alternative title)
Showdown (1963) .... Chris Foster
Six Black Horses (1962) .... Ben Lane
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961) .... Craig Benson
... aka Battle on the Beach (UK)
"Whispering Smith" (1961) TV series .... Det. Tom 'Whispering' Smith (unknown episodes)
Posse from Hell (1961) .... Banner Cole
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) .... Seven Ways From Sundown Jones
The Unforgiven (1960) .... Cash Zachary
Hell Bent for Leather (1960) .... Clay Santell
"Startime" .... Howard Wilton (1 episode, 1960)
... aka Ford Startime
... aka Lincoln-Mercury Startime
- The Man (1960) TV episode .... Howard Wilton

Cast a Long Shadow (1959) .... Matt Brown
The Wild and the Innocent (1959) .... Yancy Hawks
No Name on the Bullet (1959) .... John Gant
The Gun Runners (1958) .... Sam Martin
... aka Gunrunners (International: English title)
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) .... Joe Maybe
"General Electric Theater" .... Tennessee (1 episode, 1958)
... aka G.E. Theater (USA: informal short title)
... aka G.E. True Theater (USA: new title)
- Incident (1958) TV episode .... Tennessee
The Quiet American (1958) .... The American
"Suspicion" .... Steve Gordon (1 episode, 1957)
- The Flight (1957) TV episode .... 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
... aka Apache Agent
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
... aka The Breckenridge Story (USA: alternative title)
Tumbleweed (1953) .... Jim Harvey
... aka Three Were Renegades (USA: alternative title)
Column South (1953) .... Lt. Jed Sayre
Gunsmoke (1953) .... Reb Kittridge
... aka A Man's Country (USA: alternative title)
... aka Roughshod (USA: alternative title)
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) .... Luke Cromwell - The Silver Kid
... aka Claim Jumpers (USA: alternative title)
The Cimarron Kid (1952) .... Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid
The Red Badge of Courage (1951) .... The Youth
Kansas Raiders (1950) .... Jesse James
Sierra (1950) .... Ring Hassard
The Kid from Texas (1950) .... William Bonney ('Billy the Kid')
... aka Texas Kid, Outlaw (UK)

Bad Boy (1949) .... Danny Lester
... aka The Story of Danny Lester
Beyond Glory (1948) .... Cadet Thomas
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948) .... Copy Boy
... aka The Girl from Texas (UK)
A Time for Dying (1969) (producer)

The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) (producer) (uncredited)
To Hell and Back (1955) (autobiography "To Hell And Back")
Travelin' Light (1971) .... Himself

Audie Murphy in Nuremberg (1961) .... Himself

"The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 1959)
... aka The Dinah Shore Show (USA: sixth season title)
- Episode #3.52 (1959) TV episode .... Himself
Rock 'Em Cowboy (1958)
"The Colgate Comedy Hour" .... Himself (1 episode, 1955)
... aka Colgate Summer Comedy Hour (USA: summer title)
... aka Colgate Variety Hour (USA: sixth season title)
... aka Michael Todd Revue (USA: subtitle)
- Episode #5.36 (1955) TV episode .... Himself
"What's My Line?" .... Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1955)
- Episode dated 3 July 1955 (1955) TV episode .... Mystery Guest
Allen in Movieland (1955) (TV) .... Himself
Archive Footage:
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV) .... Bill Doolin
America at the Movies (1976) .... Henry Fleming (the Youth)

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