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Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray (1908-1991) was a Hollywood actor whose career acted in over one hundred movies, during a career that lasted from the 1930s to the 1970s. His most famous role was that of the father on the 1960s TV series My Three Sons. He was typecast for decades as a lovable, friendly fellow, and he capitalized on this by starring in a number of live-action comedies for Walt Disney during the later part of his career, with his biggest hits being The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor.

In spite of his nice guy image, MacMurray often stated that the best film roles he ever played where when he was cast against type in two films for Billy Wilder. He played the role of Walter Neff, an insurance salesman who plots with a wealthy heiress to murder the woman's husband in the film noir classic Double Indemnity (1944). In 1960, he played a slimy, two-timing corporate executive in Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy The Apartment.

Notable films in MacMurray's career include Double Indemnity (1944) , The Egg and I (1947) , The Caine Mutiny (1954) , The Shaggy Dog (1959) , The Apartment (1960), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), Son of Flubber (1963) and The Happiest Millionaire (1967)


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Fred MacMurray Facts

Birth NameFredrick Martin MacMurray
OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 30, 1908
SignVirgo
BirthplaceKankakee, Illinois, USA
Date of deathNovember 5, 1991 (age 83)
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Fred MacMurray compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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