Day 7: Fred MacMurray
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:
- MacMurray was named the very first “Disney Legend” in 1987. (The Disney Blog)
- When his first wife Lillian Lamont passed away in 1953, June Haver, who he had previously met, came out of a convent to marry him. Haver and MacMurray remained together until his passing in 1991. (People.com)
- MacMurray became a spokesperson for Greyhound buslines later in his life (IMDb)
- Believe it or not, MacMurray was not the first choice for the leading role in My 3 Sons. It was only after Eddie Albert turned down the role that it was offered to MacMurray. (IMDb)
On to the blogging:
Constance from Silver Scenes returns with a look at MacMurray’s career with Disney.
John from Twenty Four Frames makes his Blogathon debut with an excellent essay on the Richard Quine’s Pushover, starring Fred MacMurray.
Jessica from Jess in a Yellow Dress returns with a look at one of her favorite Fred MacMurray performances
And over at The Moviola, Drew offers his analysis on Double Indemnity.
More to come, so stay tuned!
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Jill Blake is the owner/managing editor of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Moviola and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.