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Also Known As: Died: November 5, 1991
Born: August 30, 1908 Cause of Death: pneumonia after a battle against cancer
Birth Place: Kankakee, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Swarm (1978)
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
Chadwick Family, The (1974) as Ned Chadwick
After many years with "My Three Sons" Fred MacMurray made his TV movie debut in this pilot about a concerned father whose brood consists of one son, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and the Chinese-American boyfriend of the youngest girl. The concept worked better later as "Eight Is Enough."
Charley and the Angel (1973)
When an angel tells workaholic Charlie Appleby that he will die soon, he decides to put his family first and be a better husband and father.
The Happiest Millionaire (1967) as Anthony J. Drexel Biddle
Comedy-musical tale about an eccentric millionaire (based on a real person) in Philadelphia around 1916.
Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as Lemuel Siddons
A small-town man dedicates his life to leading a Boy Scout troop.
Kisses for My President (1964) as Thad McCloud
The first female president has to deal with her husband''''s bruised ego.
Son of Flubber (1963) as Prof. Ned Brainard
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
Bon Voyage! (1962) as Harry Willard
The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana travels abroad for the once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but bringing his three children will prove to be more troublesome.
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) as Prof. Ned Brainard
A college professor fights off corrupt businessmen to market his new anti-gravity invention.
The Apartment (1960) as J. D. "Jeff" Sheldrake
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
The Oregon Trail (1959) as Neal Harris
Face of a Fugitive (1959) as Jim Larson, also known as Ray Kincaid
A man framed for murder tries to build a new life after escaping the law.
The Shaggy Dog (1959) as Wilson Daniels
An ancient spell turns a teenager into a large sheep dog.
Good Day for a Hanging (1959) as Ben Cutler
A reformed bank robber has to choose between his former gang and doing the right thing.
Day of the Bad Man (1958) as Judge Jim Scott
When a judge sentences a killer to be hanged, the latter's henchmen ride into town to put a stop to it. Soon, it boils down to a showdown beteween the judge and the four bad guys.
Gun for a Coward (1957) as Will Keough
A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed.
Quantez (1957) as Gentry [also known as] John Coventry
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Clifford Groves
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
The Far Horizons (1955) as Capt. Meriwether Lewis
Romanticized version of Lewis and Clarks voyage of discovery through the American West.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Tom Ransome
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Jack Wright
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Tom Keefer
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
Woman's World (1954) as Sidney Burns
An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates'''' wives.
Pushover (1954) as Paul Sheridan
A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.
The Moonlighter (1953) as Wes Anderson
A former jailbird makes good after the wrong man is accused for his crime.
Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Captain Boll
The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Mike Frye
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
A Millionaire for Christy (1951) as Peter Ulysses Lockwood
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
Borderline (1950) as Johnny Macklin
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
Never a Dull Moment (1950) as Chris [Heyward]
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as George Cooper
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Grant Jordan
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Al
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
An Innocent Affair (1948) as Vincent Doane
Doing business with an ex-flame drives an ad man''''s wife mad with jealousy.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Bill Dunnigan
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as Peter Morely
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
Singapore (1947) as Matt Gordon
After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt's pearls.
The Egg and I (1947) as Bob
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
Smoky (1946) as Clint Barkley
A Western loner forges a bond with a runaway horse.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Capt. Edward Rickenbacker
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Bill Morgan
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Pete Marshall
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
Pardon My Past (1945) as Eddie York/Francis Pemberton
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Lee Stevens
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Walter Neff
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
Practically Yours (1944) as Lt. S.G. Daniel Bellamy
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Happy Marshall
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
Flight for Freedom (1943) as Randy Britton
A female pilot breaks the Los Angeles to New York record and attracts the interest of the U.S. Navy, who want to send her on a spy mission.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, men playing cards skit
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Richard Myles [also known as Edward Smith]
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
No Time for Love (1943) as Jim Ryan
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Tom Verney
A female executive hires a male secretary.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Don Stuart
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
The Lady Is Willing (1942) as Dr. Corey T. McBain
A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child.
Dive Bomber (1941) as [Lt. Commander] Joe Blake
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Dwight Houston
New York Town (1941) as Victor Ballard
Virginia (1941) as Stonewall [Jackson] Elliott
Little Old New York (1940) as Charles Brownne
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
Rangers of Fortune (1940) as Gil Farra
Remember the Night (1940) as John Sargent
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Too Many Husbands (1940) as Bill Cardew
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
Invitation to Happiness (1939) as Albert "King" Cole
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
Honeymoon in Bali (1939) as Bill Burnett
Cafe Society (1939) as Crick O'Bannon
Sing You Sinners (1938) as David Beebe
A brother act is broken up by one sibling''''s devotion to gambling.
Men with Wings (1938) as Patrick Falconer
Cocoanut Grove (1938) as Johnny Prentice
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Buzzy Bellew
True Confession (1937) as Kenneth Bartlett
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Skid Johnson
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
Maid of Salem (1937) as Roger Coverman, of Virginia
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Exclusive (1937) as Ralph Houston
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Jack Hale
The Texas Rangers (1936) as Jim Hawkins
The Bride Comes Home (1936) as Cyrus Anderson
13 Hours by Air (1936) as Jack Gordon
Princess Comes Across (1936) as [Joe] King Mantell
A Brooklyn girl masquerades as a princess to land a Hollywood contract.
Men Without Names (1935) as Richard Hood, [also known as] Dick Grant
Grand Old Girl (1935) as Sandy
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
The Gilded Lily (1935) as Peter Dawes
A news reporter turns the woman he loves into a media star after she rejects an aristocrat''s marriage proposal.
Alice Adams (1935) as Arthur Russell
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Theodore Drew III
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
Car 99 (1935) as Ross Martin

Cast (special)

American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, The (1987)
Barbara Stanwyck is the 15th recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 4/9/86. The event marks Stanwyck's 60th anniversary in show business. She made her screen debut in the silent film, "Broadway Nights," in 1926, and went on to appear in
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
All Star Party For Clint Eastwood (1986)
Variety Clubs International honors Clint Eastwood in the eleventh annual salute to an entertainment industry figure for career and humanitarian achievements.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! (1978)
A salute to Bob Hope on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.
Thanksgiving Reunion with the Partridge Family and My Three Sons (1977) as Host
A reuniting of the stars of the TV series "The Partridge Family" and "My Three Sons."
Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special Special (1976)
An hour of music and comedy with Ted Knight and friends.
American Film Institute Salute to John Ford, The (1973)
The American Film Institute presents its first Life Achievement Award to director John Ford.
Apartment House, The (1964) as Himself
The story of Wally Weaver, the harassed manager of the Zimmerman Arms Apartment House, who goes out of his way to help tenants. In the pilot episode, Wally's efforts to care for a tenant's pet monkey create havoc for all concerned.
American Cowboy (1960) as Host
A music and comedy salute to the American cowboy.

Misc. Crew (short)

Fred MacMurray (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Fred MacMurray.

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