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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.



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 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:

Ruth Collins: I'm no pollyanna or sweet sixteen either. I've been around. I know what it's all about, but, gee, I always try to keep decent. There's a few things I draw the line on. Dr. Bernardi is one of them.
Charles 'Chick' Miller: Go ahead. You got me interested. Then what'd he do?
Ruth Collins: Well, at first he said his eyes were bad, and he couldn't read, so he offered to pay me fifty cents an hour to read to him at night after work. Well, that was all right, but the kind of books he read...
Ruth Collins: Gee, I didn't know they printed them so bad. He said he got them in Europe.
Charles 'Chick' Miller: Yeah? Yeah, I've seen the type in hotel lobbies lookin' up at balconies.

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Title Card: O Masters, O Noble Persons, O Brothers, know you that in the time of the Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, there lived on the golden shore of Persia a man of adventure called Sinbad the Sailor. Strange and wondrous were the tales told of him and his voyages. But who, shall we surmise, gave him his immortality? Who, more than all other sons of Allah, spread glory to the name of Sinbad? Who else, O Brother, but...
Sinbad: - Sinbad the Sailor! Know me, O Brothers, for the truth of my words, and by the ears of the Prophet, every word I have spoken is truth!

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
His father, Douglas Fairbanks, was his best man at his marriage to Mary Lee Eppling.

Interviewed in "Talking to the Piano Player: Silent Film Stars, Writers and Directors Remember" by Stuart Oderman (BearManor Media).

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

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