Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016621231: FRED MACMURRAY

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Uncommon vintage inscribed signature in pencil on a 4x6-inch pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1939.  In good condition, with pencil signatures of Allen Jenkins and Cedric Hardwicke on the verso.  The popular leading man of the 1930s through 1970s was typically cast as loveable, fatherly types, as in Disney’s comedies The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963). However, MacMurray once remarked, probably accurately, that his best work was with Billy Wilder, who cast him entirely against type as a crooked, murderous insurance salesman in the noir classic Double Indemnity (1944) and a slimy, two-timing executive in The Apartment (1960). He is also remembered as the star of the long-running sitcom “My Three Sons” (1960-1972).  His sole contribution to the horror genre was a supporting role in The Swarm in 1978.