The actor will portray Audie Murphy at the German American Heritage Center

Join the German American Heritage Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 for a special evening with actor Duffy Hudson.

He will play WWII soldier and actor Audie Murphy. Murphy was a great American hero and one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, according to a press release.

Besides being a soldier, he was an actor, songwriter and rancher. He led a unique and eventful life. He was also open about his struggles with PTSD and was an advocate for research and care for veterans struggling with the disease.

Hudson is an actor, director, writer, teacher and filmmaker. After graduating from college, he moved to New York City where he attended Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway. He studied with great directors such as Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Nakita Mikhalkov (Oscar-winning director for “Burnt by The Sun”) as well as Sandra Seacat and Larry Moss.

Throughout his career, Hudson has been active as a teacher both professionally and collegially, combining his many experiences and talents. “I had the honor of playing for Audie’s sister, Nadine, at the Audie Murphy Museum in Greenville, Texas, and meeting childhood friends of Audie and the family who took in Audie when he was orphaned. I also had the honor of meeting Captain John Heard of the 3rd Infantry Division who fought alongside Audie Murphy,” Hudson said.

Tickets are $10 for GAHC members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or by calling the museum at 563-322-8844. This event is in person only.

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

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