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Bill Murray

Actor and Comedian Bill Murray
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Full Name: William James Murray
Profession: Actor and Comedian

United States of America

Biography: First gained exposure on "Saturday Night Live" for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in numerous comedy films, including "Ghostbusters", "Caddyshack", and "Groundhog Day".

Murray also starred in the critically acclaimed "Lost in Translation" earning him a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Born: September 21, 1950
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1981-01-25 Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas; divorce in 1994
  • 1994-01-29 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage
  • 1997-07-04 Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30); divorce in 2008
  • 2008-06-13 Actor Bill Murray (57) divorces costume designer Jennifer Butler (42) due to abuse and infidelity after 10 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1981-06-26 "Stripes", American military comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and John Candy premieres
  • 1982-02-01 "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV; Bill Murray is his first guest
  • 1984-06-08 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson premieres
  • 1993-08-30 "Late Show with David Letterman" debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs