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May 11, 2021

30 Fabulous Portrait Photos of Fred MacMurray in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, American actor and singer Fred MacMurray appeared in more than 100 films and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s.


MacMurray’s career as a major movie leading man began in 1935, but his most renowned role was in director Billy Wilder’s 1944 film noir Double Indemnity, with costars Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson.

From 1959 through the 1960s, MacMurray appeared in numerous Disney films, including The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire and The Shaggy Dog. In 1960, he turned to television as Steve Douglas, the widowed father on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960 to 1965 and CBS from 1965 to 1972.

MacMurray was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). He was the first person honored as a Disney Legend, in 1987.

After suffering from leukemia for more than a decade, MacMurray died from pneumonia at age 83 in 1991 at his home in Santa Monica, California. 

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portrait of a young and handsome Fred MacMurray in the 1930s and 1940s.


































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