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Jim Murray
Birth: Dec. 29, 1919
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1998
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Sports Writer. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut earning a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford. Jim Murray began his literary career at the New Haven Register then headed West finding work with the now extinct Herald Examiner in Los Angeles. He associated himself with Time magazine as the Hollywood cinema correspondent and became one of the founders of Sports Illustrated in 1954. He found his literary niche with the Los Angeles Times and remained with them for 37 years where he was a Pulitzer Prize sports columnist winner and a 14-time winner of the Sportswriter of the Year award. His outstanding work landed him a spot in the writers' wing in Cooperstown's Hall of Fame in 1988. He didn't write about scores and highlights, but the people of sports and the games that they played. He was well known for either praising or putting down people with his famous one liners. He shamed the Masters with this quote in 1975. "Wouldn't it be nice to have a black American at Augusta in something other than a coverall?" He was plagued with eye problems his entire life and finally became blind. He continued to write with the aid of a companion. His burial and funeral were private, however, a public memorial service was held at Dodger Stadium when a veritable Who's Who In Los Angeles Sports turned up in front of the first base dugout at Dodger Stadium to take turns at the microphone memorializing Jim Murray. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Tier 31, Grave 150
 
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Record added: Jul 24, 2002
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Jim, you were my favorite sports writer. I have several of your books and many of your columns dating back to the 1960s. I thoroughly enjoyed your entertaining writing. You are deeply missed.
- Bill Emblom
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
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