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  • BIRTH 30/08/1908
  • DEATH 05/11/1991
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 2
  • MOVIES 33

Fred MacMurray

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 band, California Collegians, and went to New York. There he joined "Three's A Crowd" revue on Broadway and on the road. After this show closed, he returned to California and worked in vaudeville. He played the vaudeville circuits and night clubs until cast for major role in "Roberta". Signed by Paramount in 1935.

MacMurray was raised in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin from the age of 5, eventually graduating from Beaver Dam High School (currently the site of Beaver Dam Middle School), where he was a 3-sport star in football, baseball, and basketball. Fred retained a special place in his heart for his small-town Wisconsin upbringing, referring at any opportunity in magazine articles or interviews to the lifelong friends and cherished memories of Beaver Dam, even including mementos of his childhood in several of his films. In "Pardon my Past" (1945), Fred and fellow GI William Demarest are moving to Beaver Dam, WI to start a mink farm.

Fred MacMurray

Shows (2)

General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Harry Wingate / Richard Elgin
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Steve Douglas

Movies (33)

The Apartment
The Apartment
Jeff D. Sheldrake
Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity
Walter Neff
The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor
Ned Brainard
Fair Wind to Java
Fair Wind to Java
Captain Boll
The Far Horizons
The Far Horizons
Cpt. Meriwether Lewis
The Shaggy Dog
The Shaggy Dog
Wilson Daniels
Above Suspicion
Above Suspicion
Richard Myles
Bon Voyage!
Bon Voyage!
Harry Willard
At Gunpoint
At Gunpoint
Jack Wright
The Caine Mutiny
The Caine Mutiny
Lt. Thomas 'Tom' Keefer
There's Always Tomorrow
There's Always Tomorrow
Clifford Groves
Alice Adams
Alice Adams
Arthur Russell
Follow Me, Boys!
Follow Me, Boys!
Lemuel Siddons
The Swarm
The Swarm
Maj. Clarance Tuttle
Car 99
Car 99
Trooper Ross Martin
Son of Flubber
Son of Flubber
Ned Brainard
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(in "Double Indemnity") (archive footage)
Remember the Night
Remember the Night
Jack Sargent
Son of Flubber
Son of Flubber
Ned Brainard
The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail
Neal Harris
The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle
Family Honeymoon
Family Honeymoon
Grant Jordan
Maid of Salem
Maid of Salem
Roger Coverman
On Our Merry Way
On Our Merry Way
Al
Callaway Went Thataway
Callaway Went Thataway
Mike Frye
The Egg and I
The Egg and I
Bob MacDonald
Murder, He Says
Murder, He Says
Pete Marshall
Pushover
Pushover
Paul Sheridan
The Gilded Lily
The Gilded Lily
Peter Dawes
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle
Harry Ballinger
Take a Letter, Darling
Take a Letter, Darling
Tom Verney
Woman's World
Woman's World
Sid Burns
Too Many Husbands
Too Many Husbands
Bill Cardew