Mary Murphy (I) (1931–2011)

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This actress' two-decade career produced only one single stand-out film role but that one role as the "good girl" who redeems "bad boy" Marlon Brando's tough biker in the cult flick The Wild One (1953) put Mary Murphy at the head of the acting class for one brief shining moment. In others, she proved a lovely distraction amid the male action ... See full bio »

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The Wild One Kathie Bleeker
The Desperate Hours Cindy Hilliard
Harlow Sally Doane
A Man Alone Nadine Corrigan


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 1975 Katherine (TV Movie)
Miss Collins
 1973-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Cindy Wile / Carrie Thomas
- Speak No Evil (1974) ... Cindy Wile
- A Game of Showdown (1973) ... Carrie Thomas
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Paula Cooper
- The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974) ... Paula Cooper
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Joyce Greenbaum
- Mortal Sin (1974) ... Joyce Greenbaum
 1974 Born Innocent (TV Movie)
Miss Murphy
 1974 The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (TV Movie)
Mrs. Quayle
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye
Pam Parks
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Maggie Mundy
- Creatures of the Canyon (1972) ... Maggie Mundy
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
Martha Hagger
 1972 Junior Bonner
Ruth Bonner
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
- Anyplace I Hang Myself Is Home (1968) ... Cass
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party (1967) ... Marianne
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Dr. Jessica Boyd
- Enemies and Brothers (1967) ... Dr. Jessica Boyd
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series)
Ellen Latimer
- Marmalade (1966) ... Ellen Latimer
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
- Live a Little... Kill a Little (1965) ... Vicky
 1965/I Harlow
Sally Doane
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1965 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Linda Darcy
- The Premonition (1965) ... Linda Darcy
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Katherine Ross
- So Many Pretty Girls, So Little Time (1964) ... Katherine Ross
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Linda Blair
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Linda Blair
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
Laura McAdams
- Lady War-Bonnet (1963) ... Laura McAdams
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Janet Logan
- Tightrope Into Nowhere (1963) ... Janet Logan
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Karen Holm
- The Judge (1963) ... Karen Holm
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Helen Devlin
- My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1963) ... Helen Devlin
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Liz McCluskey
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Eleanor Corbin
- The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (1962) ... Eleanor Corbin
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Angie Palmer
- The Breaking Point (1961) ... Angie Palmer
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Maggie Peters
- Murder on Order (1961) ... Maggie Peters
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- A Secret Life (1961) ... Estelle
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
'T' White
- Ben White (1961) ... 'T' White
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Lottie / Sandy
- Trigger Point (1961) ... Lottie
- Riders of the Night (1961) ... Sandy
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Agnes Unruh
- With Deadly Sorrow (1961) ... Agnes Unruh
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
- Going Home (1960) ... Suzy
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
- One Blonde Too Many (1960) ... Susan
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
- The Cabin (1960) ... Laurie
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Janie Harris
- Millionaire Janie Harris (1960) ... Janie Harris
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Susie Morgan
- Masquerade (1959) ... Susie Morgan
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Carli Sefton
- Shadow of Evil (1959) ... Carli Sefton
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Mary Clayton
- Four Lives (1959) ... Mary Clayton
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young
Kim Winters / Narrator
 1958 The Electronic Monster
Ruth Vance
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Martha Murphy
- The Luke O'Malley Story (1958) ... Martha Murphy
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Neighbors (1957)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Woman's Work (1956) ... Rowena
 1956 Finger of Guilt
Evelyn Stewart
 1956 The Maverick Queen
Lucy Lee
 1955 A Man Alone
Nadine Corrigan
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Cindy Hilliard
 1955 Hell's Island
Janet Martin
 1954 Sitting Bull
Kathy Howell
 1954 The Mad Magician
Karen Lee
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Randy Benson
 1954 Beachhead
Nina Bouchard
 1953 The Wild One
Kathie Bleeker
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
The Actress - Mary Craig
 1953 Houdini
Girl (uncredited)
 1952 Off Limits
 1952 The Turning Point
Secretary (uncredited)
 1952 Carrie
Jessica Hurstwood
 1952 The Atomic City
Young Woman Buying Stamps (uncredited)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Girl in Bathtub (uncredited)
 1952 Sailor Beware
Girl (uncredited)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Manicurist (uncredited)
 1951 Westward the Women
Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Student (uncredited)
 1951 Darling, How Could You!
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Girl (uncredited)
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I guess I am one of those rare exceptions because I had not planned on becoming an actress and never desired to be in motion pictures. See more »


Married briefly in 1956 to actor Dale Robertson, Mary remarried in 1962 to a Los Angeles lighting fixture retailer. They had one daughter named Stephanie (B. 1964). See more »

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