Mary Murphy is a champion ballroom dancer and judge with a net worth of $10 million dollars. A classically trained dancer already, she whizzed through the plan and started teaching the following week. She moved to California to focus on training, and in in six months reached the US Open Standard Final along with her partner, Bill Milner. She went to accomplish the US Open Smooth Final with partner Jim Desmond.
Mary Murphy Net Worth $10 Million Dollars
They afterwards became the US Open American Nine Dance Victor. She retired from competition and opened her own dance studio, which she still runs. She also decides multiple dance contests all over the world. Her most high profile judging occupation is about the reality competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, where she has served as a long-term judge since Season 3.
March 9, 1958
May 4, 2011, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Lancaster, Ohio, United States
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Northwest High School, Ohio University
United States of America
Phillip Gott (m. ?–2008)
The Wild One, A Man Alone, Sitting Bull, The Desperate Hours, Beachhead, The Mad Magician, Hell's Island, Junior Bonner, Escapement, The Intimate Stranger, Crime and Punishment U.S.A., Born Innocent, Main Street to Broadway, Make Haste to Live, Carrie, Harlow, Darling, How Could You!, Katherine, Live Fast, Die Young, Lodge Night
Married briefly in 1956 to actor Dale Robertson, Mary remarried in 1962 to a Los Angeles lighting fixture retailer. They had one daughter.
According to an in-depth article on Mary by Joe Collura for the November 2010 issue of "Classic Images," Mary was working as a package wrapper at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills when she was stopped having lunch at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and discovered for films by Milton Lewis, Paramount head of talent.
In 1951 she had a job wrapping packages at Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Beverly Hills when she was spotted by a talent scout for Paramount, who signed her to a contract.
Look-a-likes of Murphy and Marlon Brando as their characters in The Wild One (1953) were used in the mid-'90s to advertise motorcycles. Oddly enough, the motorcycles advertised were Yamahas, and most of the motorcycles in the film were Triumphs and Harley-Davidsons.
She has the distinction of having appeared in films with the three male icons of the 20th century: Steve McQueen (in Junior Bonner (1972))), James Dean (in Sailor Beware (1952)) and, of course, Marlon Brando (in The Wild One (1953)).
Later ran an art gallery
People will ask me which of my movies is my favorite, and usually I will tell them that I like different films for different reasons, be it the part, or the locale, or the cast.
I guess I am one of those rare exceptions because I had not planned on becoming an actress and never desired to be in motion pictures.
[speaking about shooting Sitting Bull (1954) in Mexico] J. Carrol Naish was a hoot! He didn't want to be there, and they wouldn't let him go home. He played Sitting Bull, and one day he was riding his horse and the horse was barely trotting, just walking along, and J. told them he fell off his horse and had to go home, and so they sent him home! He got his way after all.