Audie Murphy: From The Most Decorated WWII Soldier To Movie Star

By Karen Harris
Audie Murphy with Marshall Thompson in "To Hell and Back" 1955. Source: (Photo by RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

It is not often that someone comes along who leads an extraordinary life of adventure, heroism, and stardom, but that describes the life of Audie Murphy, American soldier turned Hollywood actor. The most decorated U.S. soldier of World War II, Murphy parlayed a cover of LIFE Magazine into a Hollywood acting career. Who was Audie Murphy? What did Audie Murphy do? Here is the incredible story of Audie Murphy's extraordinary life.