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Douglas Fairbanks Overview:

Legendary actor, Douglas Fairbanks, was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman on May 23, 1883 in Denver, CO. Fairbanks died at the age of 56 on Dec 12, 1939 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Douglas Fairbanks's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #1 on Apr 30, 1927. In addition, Fairbanks was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1984. Fairbanks was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1939 (Commemorative Award) - recognizing the unique and outstanding contribution of Douglas Fairbanks, first President of the Academy, to the international development of the motion picture.

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Douglas Fairbanks Quotes:

Don Juan: Lovely little girl!
Leporello: She'd look awful by daylight.
Don Juan: Well, who wants to see her by daylight?


Don Juan: Marriage is like a beleaguered city. Those that are out want to get in; those that are in want to get out.


Don Cesar de Vega: My father always said, "When life plays a trick on you, play a trick on the trick."


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Brother-in-law of Lottie Pickford and Jack Pickford.

His father, a native of Pennsylvania, was a captain for the Union forces during the Civil War. His mother was a native Southerner with roots in Louisiana and Georgia.

Son of Hezekiah Charles Ullman, a New York attorney, and Ella Adelaide Marsh, who previously was married to a man named John Fairbanks. Ullman left the family when Douglas was five years old.

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