Seein' Stars with Feg Murray
Feg Murray’s Seein’ Stars must surely have been something to look forward to in the Sunday sections between 1941 and 1953. Murray’s feature was always colorful and informative. We can assume his data about the stars was at least marginally accurate, but who knows? I'd venture to say that Eskimo actor Mala had to be some kind of amazing specimen to ski down a mountain and shoot foxes as he passed them by, though I’m not sure what the point of that exercise might have been. Murray started out as a sports columnist and cartoonist with The Los Angeles Times in the early thirties. By 1939, he was sufficiently well known as to merit a cameo (playing himself) in a Kay Kyser musical, That’s Right – You’re Wrong. His color strips would have presumably appeared alongside Dick Tracy, Tarzan, and all the rest. Apparantly a man of varied talents, Feg hosted radio variety programs as well, including The Baker's Broadcast, which later introduced Ozzie and Harriet. He died in 1973.
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