Fred MacMurrayFred MacMurray
) was a Hollywood
actor whose career acted in over one hundred movies, during a career that lasted from the 1930s
to the 1970s
. His most famous role was that of the father on the 1960s TV
series My Three Sons
. He was typecast for decades as a lovable, friendly fellow, and he capitalized on this by starring in a number of live-action comedies for Walt Disney
during the later part of his career, with his biggest hits being The Shaggy Dog
and The Absent-Minded Professor
In spite of his "nice guy" image, MacMurray often stated that the best film roles he ever played were ones where he was cast against type in two films for Billy Wilder. He played the role of Walter Neff, an insurance salesman who plots with a wealthy heiress to murder the woman's husband in the film noir classic Double Indemnity (1944). In 1960, he played a slimy, two-timing corporate executive in Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy The Apartment.
On his passing in 1991, Fred MacMurray was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Notable films in MacMurray's career: