Don Murray

Birth Name: Donald Patrick Murray

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1929

Ethnicity:
*father – Irish
*mother – English, one quarter Scottish, possibly other

Don Murray is an American actor He is known for his breakout performance in the film Bus Stop, with Marilyn Monroe, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He is the son of Esthel/Ethel, a Ziegfeld Follies performer, and Dennis Aloisius Murray, a Broadway dance director and stage manager. He was raised partly in East Rockaway, New York.

Don is married to Elizabeth Johnson. He has two children, Patricia and actor Christopher Murray, with his former wife, actress Hope Lange; and three children with Elizabeth.

Don’s paternal grandparents were Irish.

Don’s maternal grandfather was Abraham Lincoln Cook (the son of Abraham Cook and Elizabeth Wright). Don’s grandfather Abraham was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Don’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Young Ferguson (the daughter of John Ferguson and Jessie Elder). Margaret was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. John was Scottish, the son of Donald Ferguson and Margaret Young. Jessie was English, from Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Robert Elder and Jessie Stoddart.

Source: Genealogy of Don Murray – https://www.familysearch.org

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