6667 Hollywood Boulevard is the location of William Demerest's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
A photo of Demarest and My Three Sons co-star Fred MacMurray appeared on the cover of TV Guide.
During his vaudeville and early film days Demarest was known for taking pratfalls as part of his act.
Demarest appeared in three musical shows on Broadway: "White Lilacs" (1928-1929), "Earl Carroll's Sketch Book" (1929-1930), and "Earl Carroll's Vanities" (1931-1932).
During his vaudeville days William worked as the emcee at the famous Palace Theater in New York.
Demarest was an excellent cellist, and played the instrument as part of his vaudeville act.
Demarest continued to appear in films until 1975, working around his My Three Sons shooting schedule.
William signed with Warner Brothers pictures in 1926.
Writer/Director Preston Sturges cast Demarest in virtually all his films.
William Demarest began his stage career at the age of 13, working in carnivals and vaudeville.
Demarest was nominated for an Academy Awared for his supporting role in "The Jolsen Story."
Demarest joined the cast of My Three Sons part way through the fifth season, in January 1965. He took the place of actor William Frawley, who was forced to step down because declining health made it impossible for producers to insure him.
At one time Demarest had boxed professionally, but he wouldn't talk about the experience in his later years.
Demarest was an avid golfer.
William's brother, Rube Demarest, was also an actor, making a few films in the 1930s and 1940s.
William Demarest: I've done more pratfalls than any man on two feet.
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