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Douglas Fairbanks

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Biography

in Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

Source: Wikipedia

Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies.

Fact file

  • Born: Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman May 23, 1883 Denver, Colorado
  • Died: December 12, 1939 (aged 56) Santa Monica, California
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Denver East High School
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
  • Years active: 1899–1934
  • Spouse(s): Anna Beth Sully (m. 1907; div. 1919) Mary Pickford (m. 1920; div. 1936) Sylvia Ashley (m. 1936–39)
  • Children: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909–2000)

Read more about Douglas Fairbanks at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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