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Fred MacMurray Biography

Birth Name:
Frederick Martin MacMurray
Birth Place:
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Actor, musician

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


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


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