George Lloyd Murphy (July 4, 1902 - May 3, 1992) was an American dancer, actor and politician.
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Yale University. He worked as a tool maker for the Ford Motor Company, as a miner, a real estate agent, and a night club dancer.
In 1927 he appeared on Broadway, partnering with his wife Julie Johnson as a dance act. When Johnson decided to retire from show business in 1935, Murphy moved the family to Hollywood, appearing in several musicals and comedies until 1952. He was the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1944 to 1946. He was a vice president of Desilu Studios and of the Technicolor Corporation. He was director of entertainment for presidential inaugurations in 1952, 1956, and 1960.
In the 1950s, Murphy entered politics as chairman of the California Republican State Central Committee. In 1964 he was elected to fill the United States Senate term of Clair Engel, who had recently died, and served from January 1, 1965 to January 3, 1971. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970, and subsequently moved to Palm Beach, Florida, where he died.
During his Senate term, Murphy suffered from throat cancer, forcing him to have his larynx removed. He was unable to speak above a whisper for the rest of his life.
- Talk About a Stranger (1952)
- Border Incident (1950)
- Border G-Man (1950)
- Battleground (1949)
- Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
- The Arnelo Affair (1947)
- Cynthia (1947)
- Up Goes Maisie (1946)
- Having a Wonderful Crime (1945)
- Show Business (1944)
- Step Lively (1944)
- Broadway Rhythm (1944)
- Bataan (1943)
- This Is the Army (1943)
- For Me and My Gal (1942)
- The Navy Comes Through (1942)
- The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
- A Girl, A Guy and A Gob (1941)
- Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
- Ringside Maisie (1941)
- Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
- Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
- Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
- Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
- Letter of Introduction (1938)
- Little Miss Broadway (1938)
- Everybody Sing/Little Nellie Kelly (1938)
- Hold That Co-ed (1938)
- Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
- Top of the Town (1937)
- The Women Men Marry (1937)
- London by Night (1937)
- You're a Sweetheart (1937)
- Kid Millions (1934)
- The Eddie Cantor Giftset Collection (1930)