Ken Murray (Entertainer)

Ken Murray (Entertainer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ken Murray (July 14, 1903 - October 12, 1988) was an American entertainer and author. Murray was born Kenneth Doncourt in New York City to a family of vaudeville performers. According to Murray's autobiography (Life on a Pogo Stick), he changed his name because he did not want to ride the coattails of his father's success; he wanted to make a name for himself. Many sources inaccurately list Murray's birth name as "Don Court." He became famous for his "Blackouts," a stage variety show at the El Capitan Theatre on Vine Street in Hollywood. The Blackouts played to "standing room only" audiences for almost nine years. He was also known for his home movies of celebrities, which he showcased on several TV specials and variety shows.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136703521
  • 9786136703527