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Fred MacMurray (1908–1991)


Fred MacMurray was likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type. Frederick Martin MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, to Maleta Martin and Frederick MacMurray. His father ... See full bio »

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

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 1978 The Swarm
Clarence
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Charley Appleby
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Father
 1964 Kisses for My President
Thad McCloud
 1962 Bon Voyage!
Harry Willard
 1959 The Oregon Trail
Neal Harris
 1959 Face of a Fugitive
Jim Larsen aka Ray Kincaid
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging
Marshal Ben Cutler
 1958 Day of the Badman
Judge Jim Scott
 1957 Quantez
Gentry / John Coventry
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Will Keough
 1956 There's Always Tomorrow
Clifford Groves
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
Thomas "Tom" Ransome
 1954 Woman's World
Sid Burns
 1954 Pushover
Paul Sheridan
 1954 The Caine Mutiny
Lt. Tom Keefer (as Fred Mac Murray)
 1953 The Moonlighter
Wes Anderson
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
Capt. Boll
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Mike Frye
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Peter Ulysses Lockwood
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Chris
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Grant Jordan
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Al
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Peter Morley
 1945 Pardon My Past
Eddie York / Francis Pemberton
 1943 The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Richard Myles
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Randy Britton
 1943 No Time for Love
Jim Ryan
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Tom Verney
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Dr. Corey T. McBain
 1941 New York Town
Victor Ballard
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Dwight Houston
 1941 Virginia
Stonewall Elliott
 1940 Little Old New York
Charles Brownne
 1940 Remember the Night
John Sargent
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Albert 'King' Cole
 1939 Cafe Society
Crick O'Bannon
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
David Beebe
 1938 Men with Wings
Pat Falconer
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Johnny Prentice
 1937 True Confession
Kenneth Bartlett
 1937 Exclusive
Ralph Houston
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Skid Johnson
 1937 Maid of Salem
Roger Coverman of Virginia
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Buzzy Bellew
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
King Mantell
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Jack Gordon
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Cyrus Anderson
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Theodore Drew III
 1935 Men Without Names
Richard Hood / Richard 'Dick' Grant
 1935 Grand Old Girl
Sandy
 1929 Tiger Rose
Rancher (uncredited)
 1929 Why Leave Home? (uncredited)
 1929 Girls Gone Wild
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as one of "The California Collegians") in "Three's a Crowd" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Material / lyrics by Howard Dietz. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Lighting Design by Hassard Short (also director). With sketches by Groucho Marx Fred Allen, William B. Miles, Laurence Schwab, Corey Ford... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred Mac Murray

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 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:

He and wife June Haver were once offered a husband-and-wife sitcom but Fred refused, afraid of putting his marriage in jeopardy by the pressures. See more »

Trademark:

Deadpan delivery See more »

Nickname:

Bud

Star Sign:

Virgo

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