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Audie Murphy on What’s My Line

Audie Murphy’s appearance on the  What’s My Line television show on July 3, 1955.   It is striking to me how well-mannered and modest he was.  Compare and contrast with the behavior of many modern celebrities. 

Old television shows are useful as time capsules of our society.   Note how well spoken and well dressed the panelists and the hosts are.  I enjoyed watching reruns of this show as a kid, relishing the witty banter of the panelists and the guests.  This is a sample of what we as a culture once enjoyed as mass entertainment.  Society has gone downhill rapidly over the past half century.

Go here to read a post on Murphy’s World War II service which made him the most decorated soldier of the United States Army in that conflict.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

5 Comments

  1. I liked Audie Murphy but he always gave the appearance of being vertically challenged.
    There was an unkind roumour that he did most of his film scenes standing in a trench so that he could look his leading lady in the eye.

  2. It’s a breath of fresh air to watch a panel that has people enjoying speaking one at a time with no off color remarks and a restrained audience that is not a noise-making mob.

  3. My Grandfather loved Audie Murphy and often spoke of his love for America and her values. We seem to have lost our way. Perhaps a look back at the characters who help shape our grandparents is in order.

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