Douglas Fowley Overview:

Character actor, Douglas Fowley, was born Daniel Vincent Fowley on May 30, 1911 in The Bronx, NY. Fowley died at the age of 87 on May 21, 1998 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles .


After trying various other occupations in the early 1930s, Douglas Fowley decided to make acting his career and was soon typecast as a villain. As age tempered his characterizations, his villains tended to become bemused rather than plain mean.  He was notable as the bellowing movie director in "Singin' in the Rain" and subsequently found ready employers in many TV series.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Does the name ring a bell? If it does, it might be because of his portrayal of the apoplectic director in Singin? in the Rain (1952). As for me, I know him from his appearances in five films from the noir era: Fall Guy (1947), Desperate (1947), Behind Locked Doors (1948), Armored Car ... Read full article

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Douglas Fowley Quotes:

Cass Wilson: I don't like to kiss men with whiskey on their breath.
Zuba Wilson: Well you better get used to it honey or it's going to cut down on your list of spooning partners considerable.

Walter 'Walt' Walters: You're too smart for me, baby. I like 'em stupid.

Douglas 'Doug' Smith: Wait until I tell them I was the first man to breath on the moon.
Walter 'Walt' Walters: Maybe we can bottle this stuff for sale, moon mist for chronic coughs and asthma.

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