The Tragic Life and Sad Ending of Bill Murray, Remembering Bill Murray
Born in 1950 in Illinois, Bill Murray eventually relocated to New York City, where he took his comedic talents to radio's National Lampoon Hour. In 1975, he was in an off-Broadway spin-off of the comedy radio show when Howard Cosell recruited him for a show called Saturday Night Live. Meanwhile, Lorne Michaels had his own Saturday Night Live running concurrently, and when Murray joined the cast in 1976, he began crafting the comedic persona that became his calling card for many films to come, from Stripes to Caddyshack. In his later career, Murray took on more seriocomic roles in many of director Wes Anderson's movies, as well as Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor.