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Fred MacMurray (1908–1991)


Born to Maleta Martin and Frederick MacMurray (concert violinist). Fred sang and played in orchestras to earn tuition. He was educated at Carroll College, Wis. Fred played with a Chicago orchestra for more than a year. Then he joined an orchestra in Hollywood where he played, did some recording and played extra roles. He then joined a comedy stage... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in "Roberta" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Jerome Kern. Book / lyrics by Otto A. Harbach. Based on the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle. Scenic Design by Clark Robinson. Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel. Furs Designed by... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred Mac Murray

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

I once asked Barbara Stanwyck the secret of acting. She said, "Just be truthful - and if you can fake that you've got it made". See more »

Trivia:

Was a lifelong heavy smoker that led to throat cancer and emphysema, which contributed to his death. See more »

Trademark:

Disney movies See more »

Nickname:

Bud

Star Sign:

Virgo

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