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Remembering 'Music Man Murray': Murray Gershenz dies at 91
Remembering 'Music Man Murray': Murray Gershenz dies at 91

Murray Gershenz, the record collector turned character actor, has died. The 91-year-old died of a heart attack Wednesday, a source close to Gershenz confirmed. Better known as “Music Man Murray,” Gershenz spent nearly three-quarters of a century collecting the more than 300,000 records that filled the dusty wooden shelves of his two-story West Adams record shop. From opera classics to big band, country western, jazz, R&B and rock and original Edison cylinder recordings, Gershenz always lived up to his business credo, “You name it, we find it.” The massive collection, and Gershenz’s years-long plight to sell it, was the subject of a documentary film,...

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