Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bill Murray delivered Ashley Hall's commencement address on Sunday

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Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 2:11 PM

click to enlarge ANNE JERVEY RHETT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Anne Jervey Rhett Photography
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  • Anne Jervey Rhett Photography
It's safe to say that of all the graduation ceremonies in Charleston this year, Ashley Hall's had the best keynote speaker.

None other than Bill Murray stepped up to the mic at the private all-female school on Sunday afternoon. Usually an off-the-wall dresser, Murray must have gotten the memo ahead of his trip to the buttoned-up prep school and opted to for a gold sportcoat, light blue shirt, gray slacks, and a Panther purple tie.

Ashley Hall seniors actually chose to ask Murray to speak on their big day and the comic obliged, the school says, because of friends he has who are close to the school.

The consummate people-pleaser, communications director Paula Harrell says that Murray did an "excellent job" addressing the Class of 2017 with the "right amount of poignancy because of the occasion, mixed in with spot-on improvisational humor."


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