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George Clooney gets married in Venice

George Clooney gets married in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 27 (UPI) --George Clooney married British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice on Saturday.
Brooks Hays
NBC to air classic 'Saturday Night Live' episodes

NBC to air classic 'Saturday Night Live' episodes

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --NBC says it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" by airing a classic episode of the New York sketch comedy series each weekend.
Karen Butler
Council refers paranormal requests to 'Ghostbusters'

Council refers paranormal requests to 'Ghostbusters'

CHELMSFORD, England, Sept. 24 (UPI) --A local government in England referred a Freedom of Information request filer to the "Ghostbusters" and "Mulder and Scully."
Ben Hooper
'Ghostbusters' doughnuts to be sold at Krispy Kreme

'Ghostbusters' doughnuts to be sold at Krispy Kreme

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teamed up to sell "Ghostbusters"-themed doughnuts in honor of the classic film's 30th anniversary.
Karen Butler
Watch: Bill Murray crashes S.C. party, rocks out to '867-5309' and 'Turn Down for What'

Watch: Bill Murray crashes S.C. party, rocks out to '867-5309' and 'Turn Down for What'

JEDBURG, S.C., Sept. 16 (UPI) --Bill Murray made a surprise appearance at a birthday party in South Carolina Saturday where he danced with guests to "867-5309/Jenny" and "Turn Down for What."
Matt Bradwell
Bill Murray suggests Emma Stone for 'Ghostbusters 3'

Bill Murray suggests Emma Stone for 'Ghostbusters 3'

TORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Bill Murray will not appear in "Ghostbusters III," but suggested Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Linda Cardellini for a female-led cast.
Annie Martin
Bill Murray wears crown, sash to film festival screening

Bill Murray wears crown, sash to film festival screening

TORONTO, Sept. 6 (UPI) --Bill Murray got all gussied up in a crown and sash to celebrate Bill Murray Day at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Danielle Haynes
Ivan Reitman says 'Ghostbusters 3' is being written 'as we speak'

Ivan Reitman says 'Ghostbusters 3' is being written 'as we speak'

TORONTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Director Ivan Reitman told Toronto Life that the anticipated film "Ghostbusters III" is being written "as we speak" in an article published Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Bill Murray Day planned for 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Bill Murray Day planned for 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival's Bill Murray Day will celebrate the actor's career by screening "Stripes," "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters."
Annie Martin
Bill Murray to play Baloo in 'Jungle Book'

Bill Murray to play Baloo in 'Jungle Book'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) --Bill Murray joins Disney's 'Jungle Book' cast as voice of lovable Baloo.
Danielle Haynes
Bill Murray attends fan's 'Bill Murray Ice Cream Social'

Bill Murray attends fan's 'Bill Murray Ice Cream Social'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Bill Murray surprised a lucky family when he showed up at a "Bill Murray Ice Cream Social" on Tuesday.
Annie Martin
'Ghostbusters 3' to begin production in spring

'Ghostbusters 3' to begin production in spring

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --"Ghostbusters" creator and star Dan Aykroyd says production on the long-delayed third installment should begin in spring.
Annie Martin
Bill Murray plays a bad babysitter in new 'St. Vincent' trailer

Bill Murray plays a bad babysitter in new 'St. Vincent' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Bill Murray strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young boy next door in the new trailer for Theodore Melfi's comedy, "St. Vincent."
Veronica Linares
Robert De Niro crashes World Cup party at stranger's house in Brooklyn

Robert De Niro crashes World Cup party at stranger's house in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 29 (UPI) --Robert De Niro reportedly watched the USA-Germany World Cup match at a random house in Brooklyn.
Kate Stanton
Bill Murray surprises couple, crashes engagement photo shoot

Bill Murray surprises couple, crashes engagement photo shoot

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 12 (UPI) --Two weeks after Bill Murray gave a speech at a bachelor party, a photographer has revealed the actor surprised his clients during their engagement photos.
Annie Martin
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PBP98012803 - 28JAN98 - PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Bill Murray backed by crowd and cameras, watches his approach shot to the 18th green at Pebble Beach 1/28. Murray joined others in a celebrity challenge prior to the AT&T Open. ts/ts UPI
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William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray's father died in 1967 from complications of diabetes when Bill was 17 years old. Murray, along with his eight siblings, grew up in an Irish Catholic family. Three of his siblings are actors: John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray. His sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican Sister in Michigan, traveling around the country portraying St. Catherine of Siena.

The family did not have much money, and Lucille Murray pressed her children to work. As a youth, Murray read children's biographies of American heroes like Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok and Davy Crockett. He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. During his teen years, he worked as a caddy to fund his education at the Jesuit High School. One of his sisters had polio and his mother had several miscarriages. During his teen years he was the lead singer of a rock band called the Dutch Masters and took part in high school and community theatre. Murray also conducted the George Mason University pep band, Green Machine, during the Charleston Classic.

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