Full name, Frederick Martin MacMurray; born August 30, 1908, in Kankakee, IL;died of pneumonia, November 5, 1991, in Santa Monica, CA. Actor.
MacMurray is best known for his portrayal of the warmhearted father on MyThree Sons--one of television's longest-running series--but that rolecame late in his busy acting career. The versatile actor, who was comfortable with both comedy and drama, appeared in over fifty films beginning with the1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney. He won widespread critical recognition with the 1944 classic Double Indemnity, and also appeared in The Caine Mutiny, Miracle of the Bells, and The Apartment. MacMurray displayed his comedic skills in such Walt Disney films as The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber and The Shaggy Dog.