George Murphy, a 1921 graduate of Pawling School, who attended the school for only his senior year (Sixth Form), was quite popular and excelled in sports, notably football. In this exhibit see also Montgomery's poem, "Ye Defeat of Earl Sherry, " in which "Murph" plays the starring role. Years after attending Pawling School together, George Murphy and Henry Montgomery (then known as Robert) became reacquainted in Hollywood. Like Montgomery, Murphy's acting career took him from Broadway to Hollywood. George got his start on Broadway, partnering with his wife as a dance act. Murphy moved his family to Hollywood in 1935, appeared in musicals and comedies until 1952, and also, like Montgomery, served as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His career was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his accomplishments in motion pictures. In the nineteen-fifties, Murphy entered politics, culminating with his election to the United States Senate in 1964 where he represented his home state of California. He subsequently moved to Palm Beach, Florida, where he died at the age of 89 from leukemia. George Murphy attended Pawling School from September of 1920 through June of 1921. Pawling School was renamed Trinity-Pawling School in 1947. See this exhibit's epilogue for more information about Robert Montgomery's acting career and life.