Audie Murphy married former airline stewardess Pamela Archer in April 1951 and remained married to her until his death in 1971. His previous marriage to actress Wanda Hendrix in January 1949 ended in divorce four days before his marriage to Archer.Continue Reading
Murphy and Archer had two sons, Terry Michael Murphy, born in 1952, and James Shannon Murphy, born in 1954. Archer and her two sons received a $2.5 million settlement in 1975 as a result of Murphy’s 1971 death in a plane crash. Pamela Murphy began working as a clerk in the Veteran’s Administration shortly after her husband’s death and remained employed there for 35 years. She developed a reputation for cutting through red tape and helping patients obtain the best available care.
She died in 2010 at the age of 90.Learn more about World War 2