Fred MacMurray

macmurray1August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991

Frederick Martin MacMurray’s nearly 50-year career was about as successful and varied as any you will find.  Throughout the 1930’s and ’40’s, MacMurray brought his talents from the stage to some of the most popular films of the era. He worked with everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Katharine Hepburn. His films with iconic director, Billy Wilder, (including the ultimate film noir Double Indemnity and the quintessential comedy The Apartment) became Hollywood classics. MacMurray later worked on a number of Disney live-action films like The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor while also landing what is possibly his most recognizable role (to folks under the age of 50 anyway): Steven Douglas, the father on the long-running TV sitcom My Three Sons.

A lot of things tried to kill Fred MacMurray over the years – throat cancer, leukemia, a stroke – but, in the end, it was pneumonia that finally got him. Still, pretty good run.

Burial

Holy Cross Cemetery – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Main Mausoleum, Room 7, Crypt D1; Enter the mausoleum and turn to the right, proceed down this corridor which is lined with side rooms on either side, Room 7 is on your right (3rd one, I believe), Fred’s crypt is on your left as you look in the room, two spaces below John Candy.

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