(July 4, 1902-May 3, 1992)
Born in New Haven, Connecticut
Appeared in the films 'Broadway Melody of 1938' (1938), 'Little Miss Broadway' (1938), 'Broadway Melody of 1940' (1940), 'For Me and My Gal' (1942), 'This Is The Army' (1943), 'Broadway Rhythm' (1944), 'Step Lively' (1944), 'Battleground' (1949) and 'Talk About A Stranger' (1952)
President of the Screen Actors Guild (1944-46)
US Senator from California (1965-71)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of Yale, went back, dropped out again, went back again, and finally dropped out for good.
He was a Democrat turned Republican.
He titled his autobiography 'Say, Didn't You Used To Be George Murphy?'
He said Mexicans were suited for farm labor because they were 'built lower to the ground,' making it 'easier for them to stoop.'
Why he might not be annoying
He won a special Academy Award for serving as a goodwill ambassador for Hollywood (1950).
He was entertainment director for the inaugurations of Presidents Eisenhowerand Kennedy.
While serving in the Senate, he suffered throat cancer, requiring a laryngectomy that left him unable to speak above a whisper.
Ronald Reagan called him 'my John the Baptist.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 59 Votes: 44.07% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 45 Votes: 48.89% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 54 Votes: 57.41% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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