Arthur Murray

Arthur Murray (born Moses Teichman, April 4, 1895 – March 3, 1991) was an American ballroom dancer and businessman, whose name is most often associated with the dance studio chain that bears his name.

His pupils included Eleanor Roosevelt, the Duke of Windsor, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Barbara Hutton, Elizabeth Arden, Manuel L. Quezon, Johnny Mercer, and Jack Dempsey. Television evangelist D. James Kennedy and Little House on the Prairie actress Katherine MacGregor were instructors of Murray's technique.

Arthur Murray was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2007.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4th, 1895 (Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria), Died March 3rd, 1991 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, session supervisor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-86200 10-in. 11/13/1934 Waltz clog Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk and tap dancing speaker, session supervisor  
Victor BVE-86201 10-in. 11/13/1934 Soft shoe Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk speaker, session supervisor  
Victor BVE-86202 10-in. 11/13/1934 Buck and wing (For beginners) Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk and tap dancing speaker, session supervisor  
Victor BVE-86203 10-in. 11/13/1934 Buck and wing (Advanced) Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk and tap dancing speaker, session supervisor  
Victor BVE-86204 10-in. 11/13/1934 Syncopated buck Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk and tap dancing speaker, session supervisor  
Victor BVE-86205 10-in. 11/13/1934 Military tap Arthur Murray Dance instruction : Orchestra, with talk and tap dancing speaker, session supervisor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murray, Arthur," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102016.

Murray, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102016.

"Murray, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102016

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