Murray Thrills Libraries With Golf Hand-Out

Funnyman BILL MURRAY has thrilled bookworms in Salinas, California, by handing over his winnings from last week's (09FEB05) AT+T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM golf tournament to the seaside town's libraries.

Murray was horrified when he read a local newspaper story about three Salinas public libraries closing for lack of funds, and decided to do what he could to keep them open - as the town is the birthplace of one of his favourite authors, JOHN STEINBECK.

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star designated the libraries as his charity in Wednesday's (09FEB05) Celebrity Challenge, which he won, and handed over a $14,000 (GBP7,370) cheque.

Murray says, "You look in the newspaper and you see that a library is closing and it sounds kind of pathetic and stupid. I figure a talented golfer like myself is gonna win some money here, and it gave me a reason to compete and to dominate."

Other stars who turned up for the celebrity tournament included KEVIN COSTNER, SAMUEL L JACKSON and DONALD TRUMP.

16/02/2005 03:02


Tags: Bill Murray - Samuel L Jackson - Donald Trump


More Bill Murray

Bill Murray Heads To Toronto Film Festival 2014, Line-Up Now Complete

Bill Murray is heading to the Toronto Film Festival with his latest movie St Vincent in which he plays a boozy war veteran who befriends...

A Week In Movies: Expendables And Bradley Cooper Spotted In London, New Trailers For St. Vincent, Into The Woods And More

The world premiere of The Expendables 3 took place this week in London, attended by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley...

St. Vincent Trailer

St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer...

Bill Murray Announced As The Voice Of Baloo In Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Movie

Bill Murray is just the latest big Hollywood star to join an ensemble cast in Disney's forthcoming 'Jungle Book' movie. The 63 year-old actor is...


Bill Murray Signs On To Voice Baloo In Jon Favreau’s Star Studded ‘Jungle Book’ Remake

Bill Murray has become the latest addition to the already star studded voice cast of Disney's upcoming Jungle Book remake. Murray will reportedly be lending...

Does Anyone Still Care About Ghostbusters 3?

The Ghostbusters theme song is a ubiquitous facet of popular culture, instilled in the minds of multiple generations to whom the opening strains of Ray...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit...

Robert De Niro Crashes World Cup Party in Brooklyn. Internet Explodes

Bill Murray, sir, you have competition. It turns out Robert De Niro is a pretty keen party crasher himself and during a visit to Brooklyn's...



Bill Murray Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bill Murray

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All