Happy 113th Birthday Fred MacMurray

Today is the 113th birthday of the actor Fred MacMurray. His career has some very diverse highlights: Double Indemnity, The Apartment, The Absent Minded Professor, and My Three Sons. My Three Sons was one of my favorite classic TV reruns that we watched growing up, I am still fully obsessed with his suit styling. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Fred MacMurray
OCCUPATION: Television Actor, Film Actor
BIRTH DATE: August 30, 1908
DEATH DATE: November 5, 1991
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kankake, Illinois
PLACE OF DEATH: Santa Monica, California
REMAIN: Buried, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 6421 Hollywood Blvd

BEST KNOWN FOR: Comedic actor Fred MacMurray starred in films from the ‘30s through the ‘60s, but was known for his role as the father in the 1960s TV show My Three Sons.

Actor. Born in August 30, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois.MacMurray began his career at the age of 18, performing in dance bands and vaudeville shows as a singer, saxophonist, and comedian. In 1930, he debuted on Broadway in Three’s A Crowd, and on the silver screen in Grand Old Girl (1935). It was his third film, however, The Gilded Lily (1935), with Claudette Colbert that brought him to the forefront of stardom and led to leading roles in dozens of films. With his quick wit and excellent delivery, MacMurray found great success in comedies, such as The Lady is Willing (1942), Take a Letter, Darling (1943), No Time for Love (1943), and The Egg and I (1947).

He was just as successful in dramatic roles, including Billy Wilder’s film noir classic Double Indemnity (1943), with Barbara Stanwyck, and The Caine Mutiny (1954), with Humphrey Bogart. The 1960s saw him excel in comedic roles, with notable performances in The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), and Son of Flubber (1963). The popularity of his lovable character on television’s My Three Sons helped the show to a twelve year run, from 1960 to 1972.

Following complications from pneumonia, MacMurray died on November 5, 1991, in Santa Monica, California.

My Three Sons Steve Douglas (1960-72)

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