Frederick Martin MacMurray was an actor who appeared in over one hundred movies and in a highly successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, starting in 1930 and extending into the 1970s.
MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in life, he became better known as the avuncular Steve Douglas, widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960-1965 and then on CBS from 1965-1972.
After the cancellation of My Three Sons in 1972, MacMurray made only a few more film appearances before retiring in 1978.
MacMurray died of pneumonia at the age of eighty-three in Santa Monica and was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.