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"I once asked Barbara Stanwyck the secret of acting. She said: 'Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made'."
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Frederick Martin MacMurray, Jr. (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) was an American actor that many would know today as the insurance salesman from Double Indemnity that helped Barbara Stanwyck'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, straight, and/or romcom) to dramas and westerns, possibly being one of the only actors that fell victim to both Tom Hanks Syndrome and Leslie Nielsen Syndrome, sometimes within the same few years.

He was also the first actor to be named a Disney Legend 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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In popular culture, he's said to be the artistic inspiration for Captain Marvel.


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