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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:

Douglas Fairbanks: The Half Breed / The Good Bad Man DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway

By Annmarie Gatti on May 6, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Douglas Fairbanks Double Feature DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Thanks to our fine friends at Kino Lorber, we have another cool giveaway this month…  This time, we’ll be giving away FIVE copies of a Douglas Fairbanks silent movie double feature: The Half Breed and The Good Bad Man… In order to qualify t... Read full article


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


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Quotes:

Dr. John Marlowe: They tell me that in some parts of the world musicians are finding it increasingly difficult to compose non-political music, so it's very gratifying to think that a doctor can still perform a non-political operation.


King Cobra: Then why'd ya come here and fight me for?
Jimmy Dolan: I saw yer picture in the papers, I thought I might like ta be alone with ya.


Hal Scott: Strange guy, Richardson. Always keeps to himself. You know anything about him?
Keith Brandon: Nothing. That's about the best thing to know about any man.


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Facts
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 196-197. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Created an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1949


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