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:

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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:

Sinbad: No! For a danik she'll sell me to Satan... and you'll split your tongue trying to be the Prince of Dariabar. Can you name the day of the moon and the moon of the year when that medallion was first put upon me by father? Can you name the father's father of my father's father? Can you call to memory the hundred ancestors of my mother? Have you the blue eyes of the Ahmed? Have you a scar underneath your thirteenth rib?
Emir: No, but I...
[Sinbad whips out a hidden knife]
Sinbad: No, but you shall have one!


[first lines]
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!


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...
[laughs]
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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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Facts
Created an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1949

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

Cousin of Lucile Fairbanks.

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