A heavy drinker.
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 196-197. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Brother-in-law of Hal Le Sueur.
Cousin of Lucile Fairbanks.
Cousin-in-law of Owen Crump.
Created an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1949
Daughters: Daphne, Victoria, and Melissa.
He had a lifelong, cultivated interest in international affairs. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him a special envoy to South America.
He held the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit with V for valor in combat device from the U.S. government for his combat service in PT boats and gunboats.
He was awarded 3 Stars on the HOllywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard, for Radio at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard, and for Television at 6661 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
His death was reported on the front page of the Times in London and Buckingham Palace expressed its condolences on his demise
His father, Douglas Fairbanks, was his best man at his marriage to Mary Lee Eppling.
Host of an entertaining introductory film shown to visitors of the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C.
Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in same crypt with father, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
Interviewed in "Talking to the Piano Player: Silent Film Stars, Writers and Directors Remember" by Stuart Oderman (BearManor Media).
Son of Douglas Fairbanks.
Was awarded the British Distinguished Service Cross, the French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with Palm for his services during World War II.