Fred MacMurray

Born Aug 30, 1908

Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s. MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder, which he starred in with Barbara Stanwyck.… Read More

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1908 Birth Born on August 30, 1908.


1930 21 Years Old In 1930, MacMurray recorded as a featured vocalist with the Gus Arnheim Orchestra on "All I Want Is Just One Girl" on the Victor label. and with George Olsen on "I'm In The Market For You".
1934 25 Years Old Before signing to Paramount Pictures in 1934, he appeared on Broadway in Three's a Crowd (1930–31) and alongside Sydney Greenstreet and Bob Hope in Roberta (1933–34). … Read More
1936 27 Years Old MacMurray was married twice. He married Lillian Lamont (legal name Lilian Wehmhoener MacMurray, born 1908) on June 20, 1936, and the couple adopted two children, Susan (born 1940) and Robert (born 1946). … Read More


1954 45 Years Old …  In another turn in the "not so nice" category, MacMurray played the cynical, duplicitous Lieutenant Thomas Keefer in 1954's The Caine Mutiny.
1958 49 Years Old In 1958, he guest-starred in the premiere episode of NBC's Cimarron City western series, with George Montgomery and John Smith.


1959 50 Years Old MacMurray's career continued upward in 1959, when he was cast as the father in the popular Disney Studios comedy, The Shaggy Dog.
1960 51 Years Old From 1960 to 1972, he starred in My Three Sons, a long running, highly rated US TV series. … Read More
1968 59 Years Old He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. He joined Bob Hope and James Stewart to campaign for Richard Nixon in 1968.


1987 78 Years Old 1 More Event
MacMurray suffered from throat cancer in the late 1970s and it reappeared in 1987; he also suffered a severe stroke at Christmas 1988 which left his right side paralyzed and his speech affected, although with therapy he was able to make a 90% recovery.
1991 83 Years Old After suffering from leukemia for more than a decade, MacMurray died from pneumonia in November 1991, aged 83, in Santa Monica. … Read More
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