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Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray

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Also Known As: Died: November 5, 1991
Born: August 30, 1908 Cause of Death: pneumonia after a battle against cancer
Birth Place: Kankakee, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Lived in Madison, WI and Gilroy, CA before settling in Beaver Dam, WI after parents' separation when he was five
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Before attending college, formed three-piece musical outfit, Mac's Melody Boys
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Worked in a pea-canning factory after high school graduation
1926:
Moved to Chicago where he worked as a shoe salesman; continued music career performing with various bands (including "The Royal Purples) as saxophonist and vocalist
1928:
Moved to Los Angeles where he worked in a car painting shop and as a Hollywood extra
1929:
Made record (as singer) with George Olsen's Orchestra; worked as orchestra musician for silent films; joined band The California Collegians as singer-saxophonist-comedian
1929:
Film debut as extra in "Girls Gone Wild"; also bit as rancher in "Tiger Rose"
1929:
Performed in vaudeville
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Appeared with the California Collegians on Broadway in two revues, "Three's a Crowd" (1930) and "The Third Little Show" and in the Jerome Kern musical, "Roberta" (1934; was also Bob Hope's understudy)
1934:
Signed contract with Paramount
1934:
Film acting debut in "Friends of Mr. Sweeney"
1935:
Achieved stardom with first leading role in "The Gilded Lily"; also marked his first of seven co-starring appearances with Claudette Colbert
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Appeared on 17 episodes of Lux Radio Theatre during the 1930s
1944:
Attracted considerable critical attention with his change-of-pace role in Billy Wilder's film noir, "Double Indemnity"
1945:
Affiliation with Paramount comes to an end; made one more film there in 1947 and one in 1955, but otherwise largely free-lanced; last film under long-term contract, "Murder, He Says"
1948:
Last co-starring appearance with Claudette Colbert, "Family Honeymoon"
1952:
Starred on radio series, "Bright Star"
1955:
TV debut on "Bachelor's Bride" episode of "G.E. Theatre"
1959:
First film for Walt Disney Productions, "The Shaggy Dog"
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Starred on the long-running TV sitcom, "My Three Sons"
1967:
Last feature for five years, "The Happiest Millionaire"
1972:
Returned to features for the last of his seven films with Disney, "Charley and the Angel"
1974:
TV-movie debut, "The Chadwick Family" (pilot for unsold series)
1975:
Starred in TV-movie, "The Bermuda Triangle"
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Went into semi-retirement on his 2,300-acre California ranch where he raised Black Angus cattle in the 1970s
1978:
Last acting role in a feature, "The Swarm"
1985:
Appeared as himself in the feature documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey"

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