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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Overview:

Legendary actor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr. on Dec 9, 1909 in New York City, NY. Fairbanks Jr. died at the age of 90 on May 7, 2000 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television and Radio. Fairbanks Jr. was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Book Review--The First King of Hollywood: Douglas Fairbanks

By KC on Sep 30, 2015 From Classic Movies

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks Tracey Goessel 2015 Gatsby on a jungle gym. -Critic Michael Sragow, about Fairbanks In an epic new biography, pioneering film star Douglas Fairbanks finally gets an in depth exploration of his eventful life. This entertaining book is heavy... Read full article


Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. on Franchot Tone

By Franchot Tone Fan on Sep 14, 2015 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

In his autobiography, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. who was, of course, married to Joan Crawford when she met Franchot Tone on the set of the 1933 film Today We Live, called Franchot “a fine actor from New York.” Fairbanks, Jr. also said: Today we would call Tone a concerned citizen—he ... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 15 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

on Aug 15, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is the star for today! Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Fairbanks (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Read a profile and over of Fairbanks, Jr.’s career at Meredy.com JCF REVIEWS Morning Glor... Read full article


Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. – a remembrance

By Aurora on Dec 8, 2013 From How Sweet It Was

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. would have celebrated a birthday this week (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) and in tribute I present three entertaining examples of his work.  These are distinguishable not only by way of the different mediums, but by his role in each. First, from 1949 – NBC Theat... Read full article


Douglas Fairbanks

By Michele on Aug 20, 2013 From Timeless Hollywood

Before Errol Flynn, Douglas Fairbanks was the original swashbuckler.  Before Clark Gable, he was the original King of Hollywood.  Prior to the movies Fairbanks had a successful career on Broadway.  Although he started out in comedies and westerns, his costume adventures are what he is best known for... Read full article


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Quotes:

[last lines]
Sinbad: Thank Allah, I am sailing home to Dariabar!
Arab listening to Sinbad's story: Sinbad, my friend Sinbad! Where is Dariabar?
Sinbad: It's here.
[points to his heart]
Sinbad: It's here.
[points to his head]
Sinbad: And it's here.
[pulls Shireen to his side]


Scrap Iron Scratch: You just can't keep away from windows with bars, can you, Chick?
Charles 'Chick' Miller: Oh, bars ain't half bad, Scrap Iron, not when you're on the outside lookin' in.


Shireen: The Rose certain Prince will always be remembered
Sinbad: Ever she spoken so tenderly of any other man
Shireen: Aldman!
Sinbad: Nothing, but shear gossip my beloved risen from the 3 moons
Shireen: However you got in here get out quickly leave at once or I Pirouze call the guards
Sinbad: Call'em
Shireen: Don't let him stay and have his head lopt off
Pirouze: oh It's a pleasing head
Sinbad: calm child, she doesn't really mean it you heard her speak devotion of me.


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Facts
His death was reported on the front page of the Times in London and Buckingham Palace expressed its condolences on his demise

Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in same crypt with father, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.


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