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early photo of ARTHUR MuRRAY

Stage Name

Birth Name

Arthur Murray, "the professor"

Arthur Moses Teichman

Kathryn Murray, Kathryn Hoffman Kathryn Kohnfelder

    Born in Manhattan's east Harlem, would start dancing late in life as he was originally an architect. Arthur Murray originally learned from Vernon and Irene Castle at Castle House. He was the first to sell dance steps through the mail ( Foxtrot) at 10 cents each. Murray worked for the"Dance Masters of America" and created many dances for them. Arthur married Kathryn in 1925 after meeting her on a radio show in New Jersey earlier in 1924.

     His first studio was in Atlanta called the "Arthur Murray Correspondence School of Dancing" and later opened up a popular chain of studios under his own name, with the first being in Manhattan and by 1965 had over 350 ( Later 500) franchised studios, he remained in charge until  1964 when he resigned as President of the company, mainly due to his high pressure "contract" sales tactics, which came under fire by the Federal Trade commission.
Kathryn and Arthur Murray Autograph
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     These charges were not the first time, they go back to March 30th, 1946, as a result we have the "Arthur Murray Laws dealing with dance contracts and such, so over all it was a good thing.

    The Murray's had a popular dance television show (1950-1961) called the " Arthur Murray Dance Party" which was really a advertisement program that went from different networks and back and forth over the years. Mr. Murray did a tremendous amount to further the partnered dance world over the years in many dance styles and tried many sales, stylings, ideas, teachings and techniques that are used by many today.

     Jane Murray, their daughter married Henry Heimlich who is credited with the "Heimlich maneuver" and saving thousands. She is an author and also wrote her memoirs in a book called " Out Of Step" which tells of her life as a Murray.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

(AM) Manhattan N.Y. (AM) 3/4/1895-3/3/1991 Kathryn Hoffman (1925) Twin Daughters
(KM) Jersey City, New Jersey (KM) 9/15/1906-8/6/1999 Arthur Moses Teichman (1925) Jane Murray Heimlich
 

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music preview clip

Music Titles

The Big Apple Aileen Meehan Clip not available at this time Arthur Murray Taught Me (1928)
The Broadway ( Lets swing it) Kathryn Murray
You-Tube Video Clip (Pop-Up)
Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in Hurray (B.Hutton)
The Champagne Waltz (1934) Louise Glum Clip not available at this time Arthur Murray Dance Party (CD)
Cha Cha Mimi Palmeri (Prince of Wales Foxtrot demo) Clip not available at this time Arthur Dance Orchestra (CD)
Dartmouth Dip ( Lets swing it)       Clip not available at this time The Plymouth Rock
The Foxtrot          
Posin'          
Pose and a Peck        
Plymouith Rock, the

Groups

   
Praise Allah Arthur Murray Dancers    
Prince Of Wales Foxtrot (1923) Arthur Murray Shag Dancers    
St. Louis Shuffle ( Lets swing it)      
Washington and Lee Swing ( Lets swing it)          
The Western Swing ( Lets swing it)          
Shag (Arthur Murray, the)          
Most All Ballroom Dances          

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Lido Country Club n/a 1943 - The Dying Message (Radio)
Georgia Terrace Hotel (1919)   1943 - Man Who Played Dead (Radio)
     

Video Clips (pop-up)

Films

Video Clips (pop-up)

Television

Publications

Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1937 - The Big Apple ( Not sure about clip) Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1949 - Morey Amsterdam Show (Kathryn) #2.3 ... many dance books/ Magazines
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1939 - Swinguette (RKO)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1950/61 - Arthur Murray Dance Party 1924 - The Modern Dance
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
How To Do The Shag (Arthur Murray) Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1951 - Saturday Night Revue (Kathryn) #2.31 6/28/1928 - Lincoln State Journal ( Prince of Wales Fxt)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1938 - You Can't Take It with You [DVD] Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1952 - Cvalcade of Stars (Kathryn) #3.20 2/13/1930 - Olean Evening Times ( Dance getting Slower)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - Cuban Rhythm ( Writer) Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1953 - Buick-Bearle Show (Kathryn) #5.23 1937 - Let's Swing It ( Book)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1947 - Jiggs and Maggie in Society Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1956 - Steve Allen Show (Kathryn) #2.5 1940 - Spot (Girlie Magazine)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. Dates and Nuts
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
What's My Line - Arthur Murray (1956) 8/1946 - Dance Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1960 - Play Your Hunch (Kathryn) 5/18/1960 9/30/1946 - Life Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1960 - Tonight Show - Jack Parr (Kathryn) 12/8/1952 - Quick Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.  
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1960 - UK Arthur Murray Commercial  ( WCS) 9/1953 - Radio / TV Mirror Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.  
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1960 - What's My Line - Arthur & Kathryn 10/1955 - Inside Story Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.  
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Burns & Gracie Show - Rumba Lesson (12/28/1950) 7/20-26/1957 - TV Guide
        2/21/1959 - Saturday Evening Post
        3/7/1959 - Saturday Evening Post
        3/14/1959 - Saturday Evening Post
            1960 - My Husband: Arthur Murray
            2/ 1960 - Teen Digest Magazine
          12/1960 - Ballroom Dance Mag. (also 9/1960)
          1966 - Family Laugh Lines (K. Murray)
            $ How to Become a Good Dancer
          $ 2010 - Out Of Step (Jane Murray Heimlich) ( Clip1|2)

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