Knowledge Identifier: +Fredric_March
He began a career as a banker, but an emergency appendectomy caused him to reevaluate his life, and in 1920 he began working as an extra in movies made in New York City, using a shortened form of his mother's maiden name, Marcher.
He appeared on Broadway in 1926, and by the end of the decade signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures.
March was married to actress Florence Eldridge from 1927 until his death, and they had two adopted children.
Florence Eldridge - Born "'Florence McKechnie"' in Brooklyn, she was married to fellow performer Fredric March from 1927 until his death in 1975, and often appeared alongside him on stage and in films
Ann Harding - In 1929, she made her film debut in "Paris Bound", opposite Fredric March
Design for Living (film) - Lubitsch cast Paramount contract player Fredric March 1933 as Tom. According to the New York State Writers Institute website, a highlight of the film is the scene where, while struggling at his playwriting, he begs Miriam Hopkins, as Gilda, to smack him between the shoulder blades
Alexis Smith - During the 1940s she appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" , Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain and "San Antonio" , Humphrey Bogart in "Conflict" and "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" , Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in "Night and Day" , and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom"
Skip Homeier - He played the troubled youngster in the 1944 film adaptation and received good reviews playing opposite Fredric March and Betty Field as his American uncle and aunt
Myrna Loy - In 1946 she played the wife of returning serviceman Fredric March in "The Best Years of Our Lives"