Donald Random Murphy

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DONALD RANDOM MURPHY 1/29/18 - 5/19/08 Screen and stage actor, renowned interior designer and a beloved prominent figure in Santa Fe since his first residency here in 1928, died at home May 19, 2008 at the age of 90. Donald will be remembered for his courtly manner, trenchant humor, and charming wit. After passing his younger years in Santa Fe, the talented Donald went on to great success on Broadway, in various movies from 1954 to 1971 and in numerous TV appearances in the same period. In later years his films have become cult classics. A Chicago native, Donald returned to Santa Fe and was widely sought for his deep knowledge of antiques, his extraordinary talent in interior design and his unfailingly delightful company. More about Donald can be seen at Donald was preceded in death by his parents, John Raymond Murphy I and Catherine Healy Murphy; and siblings: Raymond Murphy, II, Paul Murphy, and Murice Murphy Clarkson. He is survived by his many Santa Fe friends and his brother's family: daughters, Lisa Murphy, Charles and Priscilla Hoback; and grandchildren: Aubrey Decker, Kelly Blea, Joe Hoback and Denise Lynch. His family is deeply grateful to Pravin Agarwal for his loyal care in Donald's final years. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, May 24, 2008, 11 a.m., at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Contributions in Donald's memory may be made to the Santa Fe Opera. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600

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