Thursday, February 7, 2019

Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor who appeared in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Graduate, The Amityville Horror and Jaws and Jaws 2.

Born in Washington, North Carolina, Hamilton displayed an early interest in performing during his days at Washington High School just before America's entry into World War II. Bad hearing kept him from enlisting, so he moved to New York City as a 19-year-old to find a career on stage. 

Hamilton died of lung cancer- and not by an attack by a Great White Shark - at age 63, and is interred at Oakdale Cemetery in his native Washington, North Carolina. 

Hamilton had always expressed happiness that the sharks in the first two Jaws films had died before he did, so let's hope for his soul and for the souls of the towns of Amity and Amityville that they don't re-make this damn movie too. bye.