Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s.
MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder, which he starred in with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in his career, he became better known as the paternal Steve Douglas, the widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960–1965 and then on CBS from 1965–1972.
After suffering from leukemia, MacMurray died from pneumonia in 1991, aged 83 in Santa Monica. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In 2007, Bearmanor Media published the first full-length biography of Fred MacMurray by author Charles Tranberg.