Fast Facts

  • Earned 10 varsity letters in three sports during high school.
  • His pre-fame jobs included working in a factory, selling shoes and painting cars. 
  • The son of a musician, he began his showbiz career as a saxophone player and singer.
  • Was cast as Bob Hope's understudy in the Broadway musical Roberta in 1934.
  • Starred in 1945's Where Do We Go From Here? with June Haver, who would become his second wife nine years later.
  • Appeared in seven Disney films, beginning with The Shaggy Dog in 1959.
  • His My Three Sons character, Steve Douglas, was ranked No. 7 by TV GUIDE in a list of 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.


  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee


  • Kate MacMurray — Daughter
  • June Haver — Wife
  • Susan MacMurray Pool — Daughter
  • Lillian Lamont — Wife (deceased)
  • Frederick MacMurray — Father
  • Robert MacMurray — Son
  • Maleta Martin — Mother
  • Laurie MacMurray — Daughter


  • Attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago, IL


  • Birth Name: Frederick Martin MacMurray
  • Birth Place: Kankakee, IL
  • Died: November 5, 1991
  • Profession: Actor, Musician

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