"What ever happened to that fellow in The Crowd? What was his name?"
"Murray," I tell them.
"James Murray, yes, that's it. What happened to him?
"He was found floating in the Hudson River a few years ago—murder or suicide, or perhaps he just walked off the pier without knowing where he was. The police never determined."
"What a great actor!" they always say, and I always agree.
Vidor, King. A Tree Is a Tree. Hollywood: Samuel French, 1953, 1981: 149.
Below, from the New York Post, July 11, 1936, page 12. Discovered through Old Fulton NY Post Cards.