Fred MacMurray

Birth name: Frederick Martin MacMurray

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Blue

Height: 6' 3"

Nickname: "Bud"

Quote: "The two films I did with Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity (1944) and the The Apartment (1960), are the only two parts I did in my entire career that required any acting."

Frederick Martin MacMurray (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) 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 best known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in his career, he performed in numerous Disney films, including The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire, and The Shaggy Dog. In 1960, MacMurray turned to television in the role of Steve Douglas, the widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960 to 1965 and then on CBS from 1965 to 1972.

After suffering from leukemia for more than a decade, MacMurray died from pneumonia at age 83 in November 1991.


Gone Wild (1929) as Extra (uncredited)

Why Leave Home? (1929) (uncredited)

Tiger Rose (1929) as Rancher (uncredited)

Grand Old Girl (1935) as Sandy

The Gilded Lily (1935) as Peter Dawes

Car 99 (1935) as Trooper Ross Martin

Men Without Names (1935) as Richard Hood / Richard 'Dick' Grant

Alice Adams (1935) as Arthur Russell

Hands Across the Table (1935) as Theodore Drew III

The Bride Comes Home (1935) as Cyrus Anderson

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Jack Hale

Thirteen Hours by Air (1936) as Jack Gordon

The Princess Comes Across (1936) as King Mantell

The Texas Rangers (1936) as Jim Hawkins

Champagne Waltz (1937) as Buzzy Bellew

Maid of Salem (1937) as Roger Coverman of Virginia

Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Skid Johnson

Exclusive (1937) as Ralph Houston

True Confession (1937) as Kenneth Bartlett

Cocoanut Grove (1938) as Johnny Prentice

Men with Wings (1938) as Pat Falconer

Sing You Sinners (1938) as David Beebe

Cafe Society (1939) as Crick O'Bannon

Invitation to Happiness (1939) as Albert 'King' Cole

Honeymoon in Bali (1939) as Bill 'Willie' Burnett

Remember the Night (1940) as John Sargent

Little Old New York (1940) as Charles Brownne

Too Many Husbands (1940) as Bill Cardew

Rangers of Fortune (1940) as Gil Farra

Virginia (1941) as Stonewall Elliott

One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Dwight Houston

Dive Bomber (1941) as Joe Blake

New York Town (1941) as Victor Ballard

The Lady Is Willing (1942) as Dr. Corey T. McBain

Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) as Frank in Card-Playing Skit

Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Tom Verney

The Forest Rangers (1942) as Don Stuart

No Time for Love (1943) as Jim Ryan

Flight for Freedom (1943) as Randy Britton

Above Suspicion (1943) as Richard Myles

Standing Room Only (1944) as Lee Stevens

And the Angels Sing (1944) as Happy Morgan

Double Indemnity (1944) as Walter Neff

Practically Yours (1944) as Daniel Bellamy

Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Bill Morgan

Captain Eddie (1945) as Capt. Edward Rickenbacker

Murder, He Says (1945) as Pete Marshall

Pardon My Past (1945) as Eddie York / Francis Pemberton

Smoky (1946) as Clint Barkley

Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as Peter Morely

The Egg and I (1947) as Bob MacDonald

Singapore (1947) as Matt Gordon

On Our Merry Way (1948) as Al

The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Bill Dunnigan

An Innocent Affair (1948) as Vincent Doane

Family Honeymoon (1949) as Grant Jordan

Father Was a Fullback (1949) as George Cooper

Borderline (1950) as Johnny McEvoy - aka Johnny Macklin

Never a Dull Moment (1950) as Chris

A Millionaire for Christy (1951) as Peter Ulysses Lockwood

Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Mike Frye

Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Capt. Boll

The Moonlighter (1953) as Wes Anderson

The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Tom Keefer

Pushover (1954) as Paul Sheridan

Woman's World (1954) as Sid Burns

The Far Horizons (1955) as Captain Meriwether Lewis

There's Always Tomorrow (1955) as Clifford Groves

The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Thomas "Tom" Ransome

At Gunpoint (1955) as Jack Wright

Gun for a Coward (1957) as Will Keough

Quantez (1957) as Gentry / John Coventry

Day of the Badman (1958) as Judge Jim Scott

Good Day for a Hanging (1959) as Marshal Ben Cutler

The Shaggy Dog (1959) as Wilson Daniels

Face of a Fugitive (1959) as Jim Larsen aka Ray Kincaid

The Oregon Trail (1959) as Neal Harris

The Apartment (1960) as Jeff D. Sheldrake

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) as Professor Ned Brainard

Bon Voyage! (1962) as Harry Willard

Son of Flubber (1963) as Prof. Ned Brainard

Kisses for My President (1964) as Thad McCloud

Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as Lemuel Siddons

The Happiest Millionaire (1967) as Father

Charley and the Angel (1973) as Charley Appleby

The Swarm (1978) as Mayor Clarence (final film role)

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