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Fred MacMurray and Jane Wyman Say Bon Voyage!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 22, 2018

Fred MacMurray playing another Dad. Fred MacMurray made seven films for Walt Disney Productions, starting with The Shaggy Dog (1959) and ending with Charley and the Angel (1973). There were big hits (The Absent-Minded Professor) and big flops (The Happiest Millionaire). One of Fred’s least su read more

Fred MacMurray and a Double Dose of Flubber

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 6, 2018

MacMurray in the lab. Following the success of 1959's The Shaggy Dog, Walt Disney re-teamed Fred MacMurray and Tommy Kirk for The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). This time around, Fred got most of the screen time with Tommy in a supporting role as the villain's son. Fred plays Ned Brainard, a bril read more

THE FRED MACMURRAY BLOGATHON: There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting the Fred MacMurray Blogathon running from August 30 to September 1. HERE is where you will find the tributes to this outstanding actor. Fred MacMurray is a favourite actor of mine. Comedy or drama, he rarely puts a foot wrong. I attribute this to his read more

THE FRED MACMURRAY BLOGATHON: There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting the Fred MacMurray Blogathon running from August 30 to September 1. HERE is where you will find the tributes to this outstanding actor. Fred MacMurray is a favourite actor of mine. Comedy or drama, he rarely puts a foot wrong. I attribute this to his read more

March Madness #18 FRED MacMURRAY

All Good Things Posted by Kat_Selby on Mar 18, 2018

Welcome to Day 18 of MARCH MADNESS! Every day in March, ALL GOOD THINGS will highlight a Classic film Super-star, you know, the type renowned for really, really B.A.D. to sweetest-dearest-most darling! DAY #18 Results: GENE TIERNEY - no contest for Day 17, the crowds loves LUCY MUIR over that mean read more

Day Five of Noirvember: Fred MacMurray — Amiable Villain

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 5, 2017

I remember, many years ago, a friend of mine saw Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity. She didn’t like his performance – she was unable to get past the idea that the actor she knew only as Steven Douglas on My Three Sons was committing murder and spitting out the word “baby” on a regular basis. read more

Five Facts About Fred MacMurray

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jan 20, 2016

  Five Facts About Fred MacMurray Other than that he was beautiful… ….. He was a super hero Can you see it? Fred MacMurray has the power of superhuman strength/speed, flight as well as a genius level intellect. OK, so maybe MacMurray himself doesn’t have these powers but DC superh read more

Star of the Month Guide: Fred MacMurray

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jan 5, 2016

TCM's January star of the month is the avuncular Fred MacMurray. TCM is honoring Fred MacMurray with 32 movie airing each Wednesday evening in January.  Here's what you need to know about one of the longest lasting actors in Hollywood. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies read more

The Five Best Fred MacMurray Performances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 31, 2014

A versatile performer in film and television for five decades, Fred MacMurray deserved more opportunities to display his acting talents. Still, when he got the chance to bite into a good role, he did so convincingly--whether it was in a Billy Wilder film noir or a Walt Disney family comedy. Below ar read more

Fred MacMurray - The Walt Disney Years

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for Walt Disney’s Golden Anniversary. read more

Fred MacMurray - The Walt Disney Years

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for Walt Disney’s Golden Anniversary. A read more

Day 7: Fred MacMurray

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Posted by Jill Blake on Aug 7, 2013

Yesterday’s tribute to Joan Fontaine was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated. Please make sure you check out all the excellent contributions to Ms. Fontaine. For the next 24 hours, we honor the versatile Fred MacMurray. Fun trivia on Fred MacMurray: On to the blogging: Cons read more

Fred MacMurray - The Walt Disney Years

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for Walt Disney’s Golden Anniversary. read more

Fred MacMurray - The Walt Disney Years

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for Walt Disney’s Golden Anniversary. read more

'Radio Mirror,' June 1937: What Carole Lombard taught Fred MacMurray

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jul 20, 2013

As we've noted in the past, radio became a substantial part of Carole Lombard's career in the late 1930s...and while she really wasn't a radio regular, she appeared on enough broadcasts to be known for her work on the air. In fact, Carole's first radio-related cover probably came in June 1937, when read more

Turner Classic Film Festival: MacMurray, Harlow, Hitchcock, Bow and Wayne

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 27, 2013

Friday (April 26) is the first full day of the Turner Classic Film Festival and it has been amazing. Above is a photo of Kate MacMurray, daughter of Fred MacMurray and June Haver introducing “Suddenly It’s Spring” (1947). The next photo is the ceiling of the Egyptian Theater whe read more

Love Hollywood style: Fred MacMurray.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 8, 2013

MacMurray was married twice. He married Lillian Lamont, his first wife, on June 20, 1936, and the couple adopted two children, Susan (b. 1940) and Robert (b. 1946). After Lamont died on June 22, 1953, he married actress June Haver the following year. He and Haver adopted two more children, t read more

Fred MacMurray and Alligators Can't Save "The Happiest Millionaire"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 3, 2013

Fred MacMurray as the title character. The most baffling thing about The Happiest Millionaire is its intended audience. It's hard to imagine many youngsters sitting through a 172-minute musical (though there were multiple versions, including a "shorter" 116-minute edition). The leading charact read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Fred MacMurray

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Aug 30, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Fred MacMurray, born on August 29, 1908!  Fred MacMurray is remembered mostly as the affable, good-natured father figure in the lexicon of  Classic Hollywood. So clean-cut, so moralistic – one can almost say that he was something of a ‘Miste read more

Fred MacMurray: Nice-Guy Movie Star

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 20, 2011

Fred MacMurray: Nice-Guy Movie Star Fred MacMurray (1908-1991) was a popular movie star during Hollywood’s Golden Age. He was so popular, that in 1943, MacMurray was the highest paid movie star in the world. For most of his career, MacMurray played likeable characters in comedies, music read more
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