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Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=] Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, who today is probably best remembered for his role as the insurance salesman who helps Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''. However, during his career he performed in a variety of movies and television shows of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.

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Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=] Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, who today is probably best remembered for his role as the insurance salesman who helps Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''. However, during his nearly 50-year career he performed in a variety of movies and television shows of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, genres, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell to fall victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and ''and'' LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.


Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=] Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, who today is probably best remembered as the insurance salesman who helps Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''; however, he has performed in a variety of movies and television of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.

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Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=] Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, who today is probably best remembered for his role as the insurance salesman who helps Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''; however, ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''. However, during his career he has performed in a variety of movies and television shows of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.


He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career in the early '30s with the Gus Arnheim and George Olsen orchestras. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had many years of a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but he later died of pneumonia.

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He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career in the early '30s with the Gus Arnheim and George Olsen orchestras. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had for many years of suffered a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but stroke; he later eventually died of pneumonia.


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->''"I once asked Creator/BarbaraStanwyck the secret of acting. She said: 'Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made'."''

Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=], Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor that many would know today as the insurance salesman from ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'' that helped Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud; however, he has performed in a variety of movies and television of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.

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->''"I once asked Creator/BarbaraStanwyck the secret of acting. She said: 'Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made'."''

Frederick Martin [=MacMurray=], [=MacMurray=] Jr. (August 30, 1908 November 5, 1991) was an American actor that many would know from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, who today is probably best remembered as the insurance salesman from ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'' that helped who helps Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's character commit insurance fraud; fraud in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''; however, he has performed in a variety of movies and television of numerous genres that were popular in their own right, from comedies ({{screwball|comedy}}, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both TomHanksSyndrome and LeslieNielsenSyndrome, sometimes within the same few years.

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* ''Film/DiveBomber'' (1941)


He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career in the early 30s with the Gus Arnheim and George Olsen orchestras. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had many years of a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but he later died of pneumonia.

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He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career in the early 30s '30s with the Gus Arnheim and George Olsen orchestras. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had many years of a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but he later died of pneumonia.


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* ''Film/CallawayWentThataway'' (1951)

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* ''Film/OneNightInLisbon'' (1941)


* ''Film/AliceAdams'' (1935)

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* ''Film/AliceAdams'' ''Literature/AliceAdams'' (1935)


!!Selected filmography:
* ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor''
* ''Film/AliceAdams''
* ''Film/TheApartment''
* ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny''
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid''
* ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''
* ''Literature/EnochArden''
* ''Film/FollowMeBoys''
* ''Film/HandsAcrossTheTable''
* ''Series/MyThreeSons'' (TV series)
* ''Film/RememberTheNight''
* ''Film/TheShaggyDog''
* ''Film/TheSwarm''
* ''Film/SwingHighSwingLow''
* ''Film/TooManyHusbands''
* ''Film/TrueConfession''

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!!Selected filmography:
!!Films with pages on TV Tropes:
* ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor''
''Film/AliceAdams'' (1935)
* ''Film/AliceAdams''
''Film/HandsAcrossTheTable'' (1935)
* ''Film/TheApartment''
''Film/SwingHighSwingLow'' (1937)
* ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny''
''Film/TrueConfession'' (1937)
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid''
''Film/RememberTheNight'' (1940)
* ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''
''Film/TooManyHusbands'' (1940)
* ''Literature/EnochArden''
''Film/DoubleIndemnity'' (1944)
* ''Film/FollowMeBoys''
''Literature/TheCaineMutiny'' (1954)
* ''Film/HandsAcrossTheTable''
''Film/{{Quantez}}'' (1957)
* ''Film/TheShaggyDog'' (1959)
* ''Film/TheApartment'' (1960)
* ''Series/MyThreeSons'' (TV series)
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* ''Film/RememberTheNight''
''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor'' (1961)
* ''Film/TheShaggyDog''
''Film/FollowMeBoys'' (1966)
* ''Film/TheSwarm''
* ''Film/SwingHighSwingLow''
* ''Film/TooManyHusbands''
* ''Film/TrueConfession''
''Film/TheSwarm'' (1978)


He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had many years of a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but he later died of pneumonia.

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He was also the first actor to be named a UsefulNotes/{{Disney Legend|s}} and also had a brief singing career.career in the early 30s with the Gus Arnheim and George Olsen orchestras. Unfortunately, he was a heavy smoker throughout his life and had many years of a variety of bad health, from leukemia to having a stroke, but he later died of pneumonia.

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