From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 – May 28, 1971) was a fifth grade dropout from an extremely poor family who became the most decorated American soldier of World War II. After the war he became a celebrated movie star for over two decades, appearing in 44 films. He also found some success as a country music composer.
Murphy became the most decorated United States soldier of the war during twenty-seven months in action in the European Theatre. He received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations, including five from France and one from Belgium. Murphy's successful movie career included To Hell and Back (1955), based on his book of the same title (1949) . He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Audie Murphy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
|The Kid from Texas||William Bonney ('Billy the Kid')||1950|
|The Red Badge of Courage||The Youth||1951|
|Column South||Lt. Jed Sayre||1953|
|To Hell and Back||Audie Murphy||1955|
|Night Passage||The Utica Kid||1957|
|The Quiet American||The American||1958|
|Hell Bent for Leather||Clay||1960|
|The Unforgiven||Cash Zachary||1960|
|Posse from Hell||Banner Cole||1961|
|Six Black Horses||Ben Lane||1962|
|Gunfight at Comanche Creek||Bob 'Gif' Gifford aka Judd Tanner||1963|
|Bullet for a Badman||Logan Keliher||1964|