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'Wild One' Actress Mary Murphy -- Dead at 80

5/16/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mary Murphy -- who was famously discovered at a coffee shop and cast opposite Marlon Brando in "The Wild One" -- died of heart disease in her Beverly Hills home on May 4.

Mary Murphy Actress

Murphy was working as a package wrapper at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills when a talent scout from Paramount Pictures spotted her in a coffee shop.

She went on to star in several films during the 1950's -- including "The Desperate Hours," "Beachhead," "A Man Alone," "Sitting Bull" and "The Mad Magician."

Murphy was 80.

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LongJohn69    

I will, personally, go to her grave site and attach a cheesy trophy to her headstone. That's what "Johnny" would do.

1169 days ago
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Kay    

So she was found by a talent scout. These days you have to be someone's kid to get into acting.

1169 days ago
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Shane D.    

RIP. God bless...

1169 days ago
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Canadasux    

Who? Never was interested in that Brando movie, nor many other Brando movies, though I couldn't have seen it when it first came out, anyway. And, if I've ever heard of her, it never made an impression.

1169 days ago
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merlin    

Canadasux: So because YOU have never heard of her means it's not a big deal apparently? Grow up. Other people who follow films most definitely knew who she was. She'll likely make a more lasting impression in the long run than you ever will. Troll.

1169 days ago
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Superman    

Hmmmmm, one has to wonder how a "talent scout" knew she could act just by observing her working in a coffee shop. Maybe it's nothing but "oh, she's pretty lets give her a tryout" or it could have been a "casting couch" type situation. I hope it was the former. Times have changed...now all hollyweird wants is the lowlifes making a public ass of themselves. Anyways, my condolences to the family.

1169 days ago
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Evy    

I do remember her, pretty gal. My condolences to the family.

1169 days ago
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LULU    

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, LOVE HER IN THAT MARLON BRANDO FILM, SHE WAS VERY PRETTY & HAD TALENT AS WELL RIP

1169 days ago
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Chuck Zaker    

There was, something about Mary.......

1121 days ago
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geezer    

just saw wild one again....great show....mary murphy smokin hot...

984 days ago

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