Frederick Martin “Fred” MacMurray was born on the 30th August 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA, and passed away on the 5th November 1991 in Santa Monica, California USA. He was an actor, consistently recognized from appearances in more than 100 TV series and film titles, including “Double Indemnity” (1944) and “My Three Sons” (1960-1972). His professional acting career was active from 1929 to 1978.
Have you ever wondered how rich Fred MacMurray was? According to sources, it was estimated that the overall size of Fred’s net worth was equal to $2 million, with the main source of his wealth being his successful career as a professional actor.
Fred MacMurray Net Worth $2 Million
Fred MacMurray was born to Frederick MacMurray and his wife Maleta; he is the cousin of actress Fay Holderness. At the age of two, his family moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, so he was raised there. He attended school in Quincy, Illinois, and later enrolled at Carroll College (now Carroll University); however, according to sources from college, he did not graduate.
Fred`s career began in the 1930s, firstly appearing in Broadway productions of “Three’s a Crowd (1930–31), and “Roberta” (1933-1934). Thanks to the initial success, he earned his first screen role in the film “Grand Old Girl” (1935), which was soon followed by an appearance in the film “The Gilded Lily” the same year. Little by little his career progressed, and by the end of the 1930s he had more than 20 roles to his name, which certainly added to his net worth. Some of the films in which he showed his skills include “Car 99” (1935), “Alice Adams” (1935), “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” (1936), “The Texas Rangers” (1936), “Swing High, Swing Low” (1937), “Men with Wings” (1938), and “Honeymoon in Bali” (1939), among others.
He continued his career successfully through the 1940s, taking several notable roles in films such as “Too Many Husbands” (1940) with Jean Arthur in the lead role, “Double Indemnity” (1944) alongside Barbara Stanwyck, then “Standing Room Only” with Paulette Goddard the same year. During the 1940s, he also appeared in films “Practically Yours” (1944), “Captain Eddie” (1945), “Pardon My Past” (1945), “An Innocent Affair” (1948), and “Miracle Of The Bells” (1948), among others, all of which increased his net worth.
In the 1950s, his career stagnated a bit, as he only made a few appearances in such films as “The Caine Mutiny” (1954), “Callaway Went Thataway” (1951), “The Far Horizons” (1955), and “The Shaggy Dog” (1959). His career got back on track in 1960, when he was selected for the role of Steve Douglas in the TV series “My Three Sons”, which aired until 1972, and which increased his net worth by a large margin. During the 1960s, he made appearances in such films as “Son of Flubber” (1963), “The Absent Minded Professor” (1961), and “Follow Me, Boys!” (1967). He retired in 1978, and before that he featured in films “Charley and the Angel” (1973), and “Beyond The Bermuda Triangle” (1975) with Donna Mills. His last appearance was as Mayor Clarence in the film “The Swarm” (1978).
Thanks to his talents, Fred received numerous prestigious nominations, and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Comedy or Musical, for his work on “The Absent Minded Professor”, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 1960 for his accomplishments as an actor.
Regarding his personal life, Fred MacMurray was in marriage twice, firstly with Lillian Lamont (1936-1953), with whom he adopted two children. After Lillian’s death, he married actress June Haver in 1954, and they were together until 1991. With June, he also adopted two children. In free time he worked on his own MacMurray Ranch, based in the Russian River Valley in Northern California, where he lived until his death. Fred died from pneumonia at the age of 83.
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