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Melvyn Douglas

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Source: Wikipedia

Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor.

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  • Born: Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg April 5, 1901 Macon, Georgia, U.S.
  • Died: August 4, 1981 (aged 80) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1927–1981
  • Spouse(s): Rosalind Hightower (1925-1930; divorced; 1 son) Helen Gahagan (1931-1980; her death; 1 son, 1 daughter)

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Variety, 2018-06-25 21:47:59
Character actress, filmmaker and bona fide Tinseltown progeny Illeana Douglas —granddaughter of two-time Oscar-winning “Ninotchka,” “Hud” and “Being There” actor Melvyn Douglas — hoisted her comfortable and pleasantly un-fancy Greek Revival-style bungalow in the historic Spaulding Square neighborhood in Hollywood, Calif., up for sale at $1.799 million. The dedicated film ...

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 4
Playbill Combined , 2012-08-04 04:00:00
1981 Melvyn Douglas dies today at the age of 80. Born in Macon, Georgia as Melvyn Edouard Heselberg, Douglas went on to become one of the more accomplished stage actors of his generation. Among his New York theatre credits were Time Out For Ginger, The Best Man and Inherit the ...

THE DVD SHELF: Garbo and Minnelli From the Archives, Plus "Naked Kiss," "Broadcast News," "Color Purple"
Playbill Combined , 2011-01-30 05:00:00
We screen Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas in "Two-Faced Woman"; Vincente Minnelli's "Two Weeks in Another Town"; Sam Fuller's "The Naked Kiss"; James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News"; and Stephen Spielberg's "The Color Purple."

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