Actor Ken Murray, whose 30-year career spanned the vaudeville stage and films including the 1962 motion picture "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," died Wednesday. He was 85.

The Beverly Hills resident died of natural causes at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said his publicist Jeffrey Godsick. Murray was born Don Court in New York City in 1903.

His film career began from the 1930s and continued until the late 1960s. He is best remembered for his long-running Hollywood stage appearances in "Ken Murray's Blackout," which ran from 1942 to 1949.

He produced "Bill & Coo," a feature-length fantasy film about birds that received a special Academy Award in 1947 for "novel and entertaining use" of the film medium.