Bill Murray coming to Manhattan (Kansas)

But the real news is that his brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, lives here, and his wife is a student in veterinary medicine at Kansas State.

Who knew.

He not only played Lou Loomis in Caddyshack, which made his brother Bill famous, he co-wrote the script with Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney. What about that turn in Wayne’s World? And the numerous characters on the Canadian television version of Second City TV.

Anyway, the Manhattan Mercury reports that Bill  Murray is expected to be in Manhattan Friday to attend the induction of Del Close into the Manhattan High School Hall of Fame.

The story says that his fame began at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, which is where he came under the guidance of Close. Close is regarded as the comic godfather of many Second City talents, including John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley and others. Close was in the Manhattan High School class of 1952.

Doyle-Murray was cited as telling the Mercury today that he wouldn’t be able to attend the induction ceremony because of a movie commitment in California, but that Bill would be here.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place between the boys’ and girls’ games — about 7:15 p.m. — at Manhattan High, in the north gym.

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