Entertainment News

 

DISABLED ACTOR DANNY MURPHY DIES AT 59

Friday, August 08, 2014 - Quadriplegic actor Danny Murphy has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 59.

The Boston, Massachusetts native was left wheelchair-bound at 19 after a tragic diving accident in 1974, but he refused to let the injury halt his dreams and he obtained a degree in Criminal Justice, before pursuing a career in corporate insurance and working with U.S. lawmakers to develop the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Murphy was handed his first movie role at the age of 40 by his childhood pal Peter Farrelly in 1996 comedy Kingpin, and he was subsequently cast in a string of Farrelly Brothers films, including Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal, Hall Pass and There's Something About Mary.

Murphy also founded the Blue Zone Productions theater company, which features performers with disabilities.

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

return to Entertainment News

SWEEPSTAKES

Entourage
Ends June 07, 2015
San Andreas
Ends May 31, 2015

Top 10

Up

Up from last week

Down

Down from last week

No change

No change from last week

MovieTickets.com is a worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing and a top destination for news, celebrity interviews, movie reviews and trailers. You can also access theater information, check movie showtimes, view video clips, and much more.