August 30, 1908: Beaver Dam native and film and television star Fred MacMurray was born on this date in Kankakee, Illinois. An accomplished athlete and musician in high school, MacMurray attended Carroll College for a short time before dropping out to pursue a career in music. His music took him to Hollywood and New York where he was given small parts in movies and plays. His small parts in movies eventually grew into leading roles, making MacMurray the highest paid Hollywood actor during his prime in the 1940's. In 1942, he had one of the ten highest salaries in the United States. McMurray, best known for his role in the TV show, "My Three Sons," died on November 5, 1991.