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Jimmy Murphy dies at 75; ran celebrity hangout Jimmy's Beverly Hills
Jimmy Murphy dies at 75; ran celebrity hangout Jimmy's Beverly Hills

Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. Jimmy's, located at 201 S. Moreno Drive in Beverly Hills, was a favorite haunt of celebrities and socialites in the 1970s and 1980s. Among Murphy's regulars were Frank Sinatra,...

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