“The Unforgiven,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “To Hell and Back,” “No Name on The Bullet” and “Column South” are some movies starring Audie Murphy. Murphy was an actor and decorated American combat soldier of World War II. In January 1945, at the Colmar Pocket in France, he single-handedly held off an entire company of German soldiers for one hour. For this, he received the United States’ highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, at the age of 19.
Audie Murphy was born in Hunt County, Texas, on June 20, 1925. He was involved in many World War II battles, including the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Anzio, the liberation of Rome and the invasion of southern France. He wrote a memoir called “To Hell and Back” in 1949 about his experiences in World War II. The book was made into a movie in 1955, and he played himself in it.
Murphy debuted as an actor in a small role in the 1948 movie “Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven.” His first leading role came in the 1949 movie “Bad Boy.” He starred in more than 40 films and appeared in the TV series “Whispering Smith.” He also appeared as a guest on many celebrity TV shows.
Murphy died on May 28, 1971, in an air crash in Virginia.