Tiger Beat, October 1971

Full real name: Benjamin Murphy
Nicknames: Ben
Age: 29
Birthdate: March 6, 1942
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Ark.
Personal points: light brown hair, blue eyes, 5'11", 170 lbs.
Parents' names: Nadine and Patrick
Brothers' and sister's names: Timothy
Instruments played: guitar
Age entered show business: 25
Where living: North Hollywood
Hobbies: skiing, tennis, travel
color: blue
drink: apple juice
clothes: blue jeans and sandals
group: Beatles
car: mine
food: vegetable salad
dessert: fruit and honey
singer: James Taylor
actor: Chief Dan George in "Little Big Man"
actress: Liza Minnelli in "Sterile Cuckoo"
city: Mexico City
Miscellaneous likes: the feeling I sometimes get when I'm totally at peace with myself and with the world; the city after an early morning rain
Miscellaneous dislikes: up-tight, negative people; rivers and lakes that kill fish; air that keeps children from playing
Personal ambition: be happy with someone very special
Professional ambition: produce, act, write good films
Address: Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, University City, Ca. 91608

"Tuning in 'Alias Smith and Jones' is one of the most exciting things I do!" confessed a devoted fan of Ben Murphy's...and judging by the letters TiGER BEAT is receiving, she's just one of many who feels that way!

Good-looking Ben, whose show business career really began to soar on "Name of the Game" several years back, claims his desire to act came about all of a sudden: "I was just preoccupied with school, not giving too much thought to the future, and wound up going to eight different colleges before realizing that acting was what I really wanted to do! So I packed up and headed for California, became a member of the Pasadena Playhouse, and decided to let fate guide me from there!"

"Fate" turned out being lucky for Ben, as he landed roles in the movies "Yours, Mine and Ours," "The Graduate," "The Thousand Plane Raid" and numerous TV shows. It seems only natural with the luck Ben is accustomed to that he should be starring in his own series at this time!

Ben's all-time favorite thing to do is go to the movies, especially with people he's just met. He loves blind dates and never tires of being introduced to new people. When Ben has time to himself he enjoys of being introduced to new people. When Ben has time to himself he enjoys tennis and skiing, and just getting in his car and traveling non-stop for miles and miles. "There's so much left to be discovered," he believes, "and I intend to do a lot of it!"

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