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Douglas Fairbanks

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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

In the news

Variety, 2019-10-04 13:00:17
They called themselves United Artists, but the trades called it a “rebellion against established producing and distributing arrangements.” Paramount Pictures founder Adolph Zukor reportedly said, “The inmates have taken over the asylum.” But when Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith went before the cameras on Feb. 5, ...

From Douglas Fairbanks to George Lucas: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts turns 90
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-04-06 13:00:00
On Feb. 4, 1929, USC, in collaboration with the recently founded Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, added a new class to the curriculum: Introduction to the Photoplay. Among the instructors were silent cinema’s superstar and first academy president Douglas Fairbanks, his wife, the legendary...

Variety, 2018-04-16 19:51:19
Ninety years after Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford first floated the idea of creating a museum for the movie business, the completion of Hollywood’s first major movie museum is finally nearing. Architect Renzo Piano and officials from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences traveled to Manhattan Monday to ...

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