Mary Murphy (January 26, 1931 – May 4, 2011) was an American film actress of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. She was born in Washington, D.C., and spent most of her early childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, James Victor Murphy, died in 1940. Shortly afterwards, she and her mother moved to Southern California. Shortly out of high school she was signed to appear in films for Paramount Pictures in the late 1940s. Murphy died from heart disease May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California; she was 80 years old.