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Anne Murray

Biography

Canadian singer who had a global strike with “Snowbird” and it has sold a lot more than fifty-four million albums internationally. She’s earned four Grammy Honours and twenty-four Juno Honours. She was a PE instructor at a higher college in Summerside, Prince Edward Isle. She was the initial Canadian female single singer to attain #1 in the U.S. graphs. Murray can be a devoted golfer, becoming the very first girl to rating a hole-in-one at Turning Rock Gambling house in Verona, NY. She wedded Costs Langstroth on June 20, 1975. They divorced in 1998. That they had two kids, Dawn and William. She released a cover from the Kenny Loggins tune “Danny’s Tune” in 1972.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anne Murray
Date Of Birth June 20, 1945
Place Of Birth Canada
Profession Pop Singer
Education Mount Saint Vincent University, University of New Brunswick
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Bill Langstroth
Children Dawn Langstroth, William Langstroth
Parents James Carson Murray, Marion Margaret Burke
Siblings Harold Murray, Daniel Murray, Bruce Murray, Stewart Murray, David Murray
Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year, Juno Award for Best Female Artist, Juno Award for Best Country Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, American Music Award for Favorite Country Video, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Video Artist
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, Juno Award for Best Produced MOR Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Special
Movies Anne Murray in Jamaica, The Anne Murray TV Special: 19th April 1975, Tears Are Not Enough, Dolly Parton & Friends
TV Shows Anne Murray: What a Wonderful Christmas, Country Gold
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Friends with Ruth Buzzi.
2Release of her memoirs, "All of Me" by Anne with Michael Posner. [October 2009]
3Just released "Country Croonin'" (2002); CD of country/pop standards
4Toronto, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
5She is of Irish, Scottish, and French descent.
6Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
7Her mother, the former Marion Burke, died April 10, 2006, at the age of 92.
8She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
9Sister of David, Daniel, Harold, Stewart and Bruce Murray. Bruce performed and toured with Anne in the 1980s.
10After high school, spent a year at Mount Saint Vincent University, a Catholic women's college in Halifax. Next stop was the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where she studied Physical Education.
11Her daughter, Dawn Langstroth, is a singer, songwriter and recording artist who sometimes recorded with her mother. Dawn has also been battling anorexia.
12Separated from Bill Langstroth in May, 1998.
13Daughter of James Carson Murray, a doctor, and Marion Murray, a registered nurse.
14Two children with Bill Langstroth: son William (born in 1976) and daughter Dawn (born April 16, 1979).
15Pictured on one of four 52¢ Canadian commemorative postage stamps honoring Canadian Recording Artists, issued 29 June 2007. The other stamps pictured Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
16She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1975 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1984 for her services to music.
17Was a high school Physical Education teacher before her singing career
18She has a museum, Anne Murray Centre, dedicated to her in Springhill, Nova Scotia.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orphan Black2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary performer: "Snowbird", "Danny's Song"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Cotton Jenny"
He's Just Not That Into You2009performer: "Snowbird"
Zodiac2007performer: "Snowbird"
Dolly Parton & Friends2007Video performer: "All I Can Do", "Let Me Be There", "My Wogie Wants to Bogie With You", "Sweet Memories To My Mind Golden Oldies", "Drift Away"
Cold Case2006TV Series 1 episode
The Sopranos2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Chicken Tree1998Short performer: "Snowbird"
Canadian Bacon1995performer: "Snowbird"
Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi1988TV Movie performer: "I JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"
Stick1985performer: "I Don't Think I'm Ready for You"
Cannon and Ball1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Urban Cowboy1980performer: "Could I Have This Dance"
Saturday Night Live1976-1980TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV Movie performer: "You Needed Me" - uncredited
Convoy1978performer: "Walk Right Back"
Dolly1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Oklahoma Crude1973performer: "Send a Little Love My Way"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2013TV SeriesAnne Murray
Dirt2003Helen Cambridge
Royal Canadian Air Farce1997TV SeriesAnne and The Queen
Snowden on Ice1997TV Movie voice, as Annie Murray
Anatomy of an Illness1984TV Movie as Annie Murray
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter1984TV MovieAnne Murray (as Annie Murray)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special1968TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anne Murray Special1971TV MovieHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013DocumentaryHerself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 752011TV SpecialHerself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Olympic Flagbearer: Opening Ceremony (2010)
The Hour2009TV SeriesHerself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Anne Murray: Friends & Legends2008TV MovieHerself
One on One2008TV SeriesHerself
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20062006TV MovieHerself
Shakin' All Over!2006TV Movie documentary
Monday Report2005TV SeriesHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2000TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1999TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Evening with Anne Murray1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 26th Annual Juno Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Life and Times1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The 25th Annual Juno Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Host
Classic Christmas1995Video documentaryHerself
Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary1994TV MovieHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
Anne Murray1991Video shortHerself
Christmas in Washington1991TV MovieHerself
An All Star Salute to Country Music1990TV MovieHerself
23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The Home Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Christmas in Aspen1988TV SpecialHerself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
The Canadian Conspiracy1985TV MovieHerself
Tears Are Not Enough1985Documentary
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Anne Murray: The Sounds of London1985TV MovieHerself - Host / Performer
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds1984TV MovieHerself
Winter Carnival in Quebec1984TV MovieHerself - Host / Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
The Eddie Rabbit Special1983TV MovieHerself
Solid Gold1983TV SeriesHerself
Caribbean Cruise1983TV MovieHerself - Host / Performer
17th Annual Country Music Association Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
Country Comes Home1982TV Special
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
A Special Anne Murray Christmas1981TV MovieHerself
Cannon and Ball1981TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Val Doonican Music Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
Lena1981TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1980TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1976-1980TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1980TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host / Herself
Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico1979TV SpecialHerself
Johnny Cash Christmas1979TV MovieHerself
Juke Box Saturday Night1979TV MovieHerself
13th Annual Country Music Association Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV MovieHerself
Mickey's 501978DocumentaryHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHerself
Everyday1978TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1972-1978TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHerself
Ladies' Night1978TV MovieHerself - Host
Dolly1977TV SeriesHerself
The Wolfman Jack Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday1975TV MovieHerself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHerself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
In Concert1974TV SeriesHerself
Today1974TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHerself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHerself
Musikladen1973TV SeriesHerself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1972TV SeriesHerself
Hits à gogo1972TV SeriesHerself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1970-1972TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerself
Make Your Own Kind of Music!1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Favorite Love Songs2016TV MovieHerself
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs2015TV MovieHerself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHerself
Dolly Parton & Friends2007VideoHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bravo Profiles1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHerself
The Wayne and Shuster Years1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on June 25, 1980 at 1750 Vine Street


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#Quote
1[on the end of her run of hit records] It's not great when it happens. It's like looking in the mirror and seeing you have an old lady's neck. You just have to maintain a sense of humor. [The Arizona Republic, May 10, 1998]
2I was in bare feet when we got married. It was great. [When the photographer backed into some candles] He had on a polyester suit and, boy, did it ever go up in flames. We had to break off the ceremony and push him our of the house and roll him around in the backyard to put out the flames. It was quite an wedding.
3In those days people were constantly trying to change me into a glamor baby. I remember having to wear white boots on 'Wayne and Shuster'. I didn't like them. They made me look like Nancy Sinatra, and I didn't want to look like her. I wanted my hair short, but everyone wanted me to have long hair. I fought twenty-five years for my short hair. But in time, I smartened up and realized I at least had to put on some nice clothes.
4I was conscious about everything at the beginning. I got over my shyness, but I still don't like cocktail parties. Early on, everybody wanted a piece of me. They were just grabbing at me on the one hand and looking down their noses at me on the other. I thought, 'Get me the hell out of here.' I was much better off in the United States because there they don't care where you're from.
5You know, I ain't hurtin' to be a star.
6Some of of the guys in my early years were into drugs and booze until I finally woke up to what was going on. We used to go through Chicago airport with these guys and I'd be scared to death. If we were there for more than an hour, almost all of them would get pissed. You never knew when you got to the boarding gate who was going to be in what kind of shape. It was horrible.


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