Actress Mary Murphy has died of heart disease at 80; passed away May 4 at her Beverly Hills home. Murphy was discovered in a coffee shop and landed her best-known role as the small-town, wholesome girl opposite Marlon Brando in The Wild One, in which she played an innocent girl in a town terrorized by a biker gang led by Brando.
Murphy was a package wrapper at Saks Fifth Avenue on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills when she was discovered in a nearby coffee shop by a Paramount Pictures talent scout. Murphy had several roles in 1950s films, including The Desperate Hours, Beachhead, A Man Alone, Sitting Bull, and The Mad Magician. (Read more Marlon Brando stories.)