Bill Murray: The Face Behind the Funnyman

Vee L. Harrison on 2019-07-05 20:50:07

Bill Murray said this once in an interview, and the reporter couldn’t decipher if it was comedy or simple logic. It was and still is both comedy and logic. Murray is now 68-years-old and his footprints in Hollywood has been phenomenal. He has quotes for decades. Literally.

This quote perfectly embodies the American actor, comedian, and writer Bill Murray. Murray knew all about living modestly and the importance of teaching children that there are no free rides. He’ from a working family and as funny as he is, even he couldn’t make a joke about being born with a sliver spoon in his mouth. He wasn’t. He was born the fifth of nine children in Wilmette, Illinois. His mother was a mailroom clerk, and his dad sold lumber. They worked hard for survival, and he and his siblings also held down random jobs to make ends meet. He knows about struggle, and his fame came by understanding the meaning of good work ethic and extreme hustle. He’s hustled for decades and America welcomed him into our homes for good laughs and great family memories.

It’s why he was one of the first original cast members of Saturday Night Live in 1975. This was a good start for his acting career, but just the beginning. In later years he joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with some also soon-to-be greats, Dan Akroyd and John Belushi. After winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety of Music Series, he then starred in comedy films like Caddyshack, Tootsie, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters, part one and two. He is a Hollywood funnyman and a classic for several families across nearly three generational lines.
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