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Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray



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GoodFellas... When Academy Award® winners Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro reunited on... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

The Trail Of... Henry Fonda and Fred MacMurray star in this soaring romance set in the backwoods... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

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My Three Sons:... MY THREE SONS is a delightful slice-of-life comedy about the American family.... more info $16.99was $16.99 Buy Now

The Caine... Adventure on the high seas and high drama in the courtroom punctuate this... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

My Three Sons:... Originally co-headlined by series favorites Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don... more info $29.98was $29.98 Buy Now

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 ...


MacMurray's face was allegedly used as the model for comic-strip hero Captain Marvel.

"Whether I play a heavy or a comedian, I alway start out Smiley MacMurray, a decent Rotarian type. If I play a heavy, there comes a point in the film when the audience realizes I'm really a heel." --Fred MacMurray (quoted in NEW YORK TIMES obituary, November 6, 1991)

"I take my movie parts as they come. I don't fly into an emotional storm about them. I just do them. I guess I am an offhand comedian in a natural way." --Fred MacMurray (quoted in NEW YORK TIMES obituary November 6, 1991)

"The ingredients of the MacMurray man are paradoxical but consistent: brittle cheerfulness; an anxious smile that subsides into slyness; a voice that tries to be jocular and easy-going but comes out fraudulent; the semblance of a masculine carriage that turns insubstantial and shifty. In other words, MacMurray is a romantic lead built on quicksands, a hero compelled to betray, a lover likely to desert." --David Thomson in "A Biographical Dictionary of Film" (William Morrow & Company, 1976)

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