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April 6, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Council Chambers
701 Laurel St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Actor Duffy Hudson portrays film star Audie Murphy: man on stage in cowboy hat
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A Visit with Audie Murphy: Actor Duffy Hudson

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The most decorated soldier of World War II, Major Audie Murphy went on to a 21-year career in Hollywood. He also suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Meet the most-decorated U.S. soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy, who after returning home went on to a 21-year acting career, even while suffering from PTSD.

Audie Murphy will be portrayed by Broadway-trained actor Duffy Hudson, the performer voted “Best One-Man Show in Los Angeles.” 

About Duffy Hudson
Duffy Hudson is an actor, director, writer, teacher and filmmaker who attended the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York before moving on to perform in several Broadway productions and found a number of theatrical companies. Now based in Los Angeles, he has his own film company, and is much-lauded for his one-man touring productions in which he portrays other famed personalities, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, and George Burns, as well as his performances of Dr. Seuss classics and “A Christmas Carol.”

About War Comes Home: The Legacy
Throughout March-April, 2019, the Menlo Park Main Library is hosting a special exhibition and program series exploring separation and reunion over multiple American wars. Showcasing veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life together–or facing the long-term costs of war–this powerful exhibition explores feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us.

The traveling exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the BayTree Fund, The Whitman Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

This event is free, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.