June Haver and Fred MacMurray Needs a Banner!
(28 June 1954 - 5 November 1991) (his death) twin daughters (adopted)
Fred MacMurray had been lonely following the death of his dearly beloved wife of seventeen years, Lillian, in 1953; together they had adopted a daughter, Susan (1942), and a son, Robert (1945).
Ten years before, he and June had made a picture together, Where Do We Go From Here?, but nothing of a romantic nature had happened between them. Their friendship began at a costume party for John Wayne given at Charlie Foy`s nightclub in the Valley. Fred was wearing a funny-looking Gay `90s derby hat, and was sitting up on the bandstand playing his saxophone, when June first saw him that night. June called to the overly serious Fred, "`Smile, Fred - go on, smile!` He got mad. But he smiled! Then, an agent named Harold Rose came over to her table and asked if she had come alone. "Yes," she admitted. "Well, there`s someone over at my table who`s alone, too, and I think you two should get together." Next thing June knew, Harold had brought Fred over to her table. June recalled, "We started to talk, and the first thing I knew, the shortest evening of my life had sped by and Fred was taking me home!"
On June 29, 1954, June Haver and Fred were married in a civil ceremony at Ojai Valley Ranch; he was seventeen years her senior. The couple would adopt twin girls, Katie Marie and Laurie Anne, on December 4, 1956.
June and Fred had a house in Brentwood and a ranch in Healdsburg, California. Because of his vast real estate holdings, MacMurray was one of the wealthiest men in the film community. Everything Fred touched seemed to automatically turn to profit. He owned homes, apartment buildings, ranches and business properties. Just Whenever Fred had time off from moviemaking, he and June did their fishing in Mexico.
June and Fred were happily married 37 years until he passed away on November 5, 1991.
April 54 meets Fred MacMurray at Fred Marin`s Gay Nineties party in honor of John Wayne. She comes with A. C. Blumenthal, dances a lot with Laurence Harvey, but only has eyes for Fred.
begins dating MacMurray
Fred MacMurray is waiting for the "go" signal from his kids before he marries her
28/29 June 54 after an extended trip to South America, she marries Fred MacMurray on a ranch near Ojai, California. She is 28; he is 45.
the MacMurrays make their home in a Georgian colonial house in Brentwood
December 55 no one can talk her into going back into pictures
56 the MacMurrays learn that they cannot have children of their own. An obstetrician, Dr. Lou Prucher, talks Fred into accepting her wish to adopt a baby. The baby they wait for turns out to be twin girls.
4 December 56 the MacMurrays adopt twin daughters, Katie Marie and Laurie Anne. MacMurray has two children from his first marriage.
31 December 57 the MacMurrays do their only professional appearance as husband and wife in a Desi Arnaz and Lucy Ball Las Vegas show. It is her last work.
71 the MacMurrays have a house in Brentwood and a ranch in Healsburg
91 the MacMurrays reside in Brentwood, California
5 November 91 becomes the widow of MacMurray
4 July 05 dies at age 78 in Brentwood, California, of respiratory failure
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