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Hollywood Memorial

Fred MacMurray

Born in nearby Kankakee Illinois he performed in a Chicago Orchestra and studied at Chicago’s Art Institute. He is one of the most prolific yet underrated actors of the 20th century. Fred MacMurray played bemused husband, unrepentant heel and perfect father with panache and style. His career took off after he and Claudette Colbert starred in the forgotten ‘Grand Old Girl,’ they would make seven movies together. He was searing in ‘Double Indemnity,’ brilliant in ‘The Caine Mutiny,’ and unforgettable in ‘The Apartment.’ He starred in Disney’s ‘The Absent Minded Professor,’ ‘Son of Flubber’ and ‘The Shaggy Dog’ among others and became a close personal friend of Walt Disney. He will be forever remembered as the Dad in the legendary television series ‘My Three Sons.’ His body of work is simply amazing, and underappreciated – except for those who recognize a great talent when they see it. He is interred in crypt with his long-term wife, Actress June Haver, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City right above John Candy’s crypt.