Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman
|Born||May 23, 1883|
|Died||Dec 12, 1939|
Santa Monica, CA
|Age||Died at 56|
|Final Resting PlaceHollywood Forever|
|Job||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Top Roles||Roland D'Artagnan, D'Artagnan, Himself, at WWI rally, Himself, The Thief of Bagdad|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Silent Films, Romance, Adventure, Drama, Action|
|Top Topics||Swashbucklers, Book-Based, Presidents|
|Top Collaborators||Charles Stevens, Mary Pickford, Charles Belcher, Nigel De Brulier|
|Shares birthday with||Betty Garrett, Herbert Marshall, John Payne see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Florid, mustachioed, ever-cheerful, athletic American actor, one of the biggest stars of the Hollywood silent era, and its swashbuckler par excellence, doing all his own spectacular stunts against equally spectacular sets. When sound came, his time was over. Married to Mary Pickford (second of three) from 1920 to 1936. Father of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (by first wife). Died from a heart attack. Awarded a special Oscar in 1939. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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: Marriage is like a beleaguered city. Those that are out want to get in; those that are in want to get out.
Don Juan: Lovely little girl!
Leporello: She'd look awful by daylight.
Don Juan: Well, who wants to see her by daylight?
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