The Brian and Danielle Show

5
Oct

Episode 34: The Murray MacLeod Sessions

October 5, 2015
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Meet our delightful pal Murray MacLeod, who regales us with tales from his long career as an actor and musician. From his 1967 Billboard-Top-20 hit "Sunshine Girl" (as part of The Parade) to his stints on all the biggest TV shows of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Murray shares fun details of his times in-studio, on-set and behind-the-scenes.

Murray is the son of the late Joanne Jordan, an actress best known for being one of the top spokesmodels on television in the 1950s. It was his mom who encouraged Murray to pursue singing and acting, and he would go on do so with great success. You'll learn how he literally knocked on the front door of Hollywood, and how a funny voice landed him his first recurring role. Later, he discusses how being "the guy with the guitar" got him other big parts. 

Murray tells us about working with legendary beauties like Donna Reed, Angie Dickinson, Lynda Carter and Farrah Fawcett, as well as with top actors like John Wayne, Richard Dreyfuss, James Garner, Raymond Burr and more. Whether onscreen as a character actor, or behind-the-scenes as a successful songwriter, Murray has done it all.

Murray also shares how he met his fabulous wife, Stephanie Edwards (our guest for Episode 6 back in March 2013) and talks about her recent decision to retire from hosting after the upcoming 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. Sit back, relax and enjoy tales from a fascinating entertainment-industry career! 

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Murray's hit record, "Sunshine Girl," with The Parade

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Photos from Murray's acting career