Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr.
|Born||Dec 9, 1909|
New York City, NY
|Died||May 7, 2000|
New York City, NY
|Age||Died at 90|
|Final Resting PlaceHollywood Forever|
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
|Job||Actor, Naval officer|
|Top Roles||Ballantine, Lucien Franchi / Mario Franchi, Gil Jordan, Chick Kirkland, Boy|
|Top Genres||Drama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Silent Films|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Swashbucklers, Pre-Code Cinema|
|Top Collaborators||Charles Stevens, Hal B. Wallis (Producer), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Montagu Love|
|Shares birthday with||Kirk Douglas, Broderick Crawford, Hermione Gingold see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:In films from an early age, this genial spry, light-haired American actor followed his father in swashbuckling mould in several films, although he was a more versatile, if less dominant performer. Gave up movies even earlier than his father and went into production, with just the occasional foray into films or theatre. Married (first of two) to Joan Crawford from 1929 to 1933. Wore a mustache from 1933. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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.
Douglas Fairbanks: The Half Breed / The Good Bad Man DVD/Blu-Ray GiveawayBy 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 FairbanksBy 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 ToneBy 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 remembranceBy 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:
Charles 'Chick' Miller: Oh, bars ain't half bad, Scrap Iron, not when you're on the outside lookin' in.
Nina Barone: Where are you from?
Bill O'Brien: [laughs] I fell out of a policeman's whistle in Times Square.
Rupert of Hentzau: Someone once called fidelity a fading woman's greatest defense and a charming woman's greatest hypocrisy. And you're very charming. And Michael's very busy and likely to be more so.
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