Never-before-seen home videos from actor Bill Murray’s childhood – NBC Chicago

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As someone who has made people laugh for generations, Bill Murray is perhaps best known as a comedian and actor. But there is also another title that is important to Murray: Chicagoan.

Originally from Evanston, Murray grew up on the North Shore with his parents and eight siblings. Chicago can be, at least in part, credited with kicking Murray off.

It was there that he began his comedy career as a performer at the Second City improv theater before John Belushi recruited him from New York.

Murray was the subject of a “Chicago Today” special last month, in which he chronicled his childhood, explored some favorite places and gave insight into how Chicago shaped who he is today.

Never-before-seen home videos gave a glimpse into snippets of the legendary actor’s life – from family vacation footage to clips of Murray and his siblings at a much younger age.

The decades-old videos also allowed viewers to see Murray’s mother, whom he called “very kind.”

“She was able to get along with people you know with other people you didn’t get along with,” he told ‘Chicago Today.’

The actor’s mother, Lucille Murray, died in 1988. His father, Edward Murray II, died in 1967. When Murray and his siblings reunited, he described the scene as “someone was missing “.

“It’s still hard to believe your parents are gone,” he said.

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