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:

Lean Cowboy: Who's that, anyway?
Fat Cowboy: I don't know. Looked like a Jap to me.
Toothless Cowboy: Nah, he's Chinese.
Fat Cowboy: How do you know?
Toothless Cowboy: 'Cause I ain't stupid.

Stew Shallis: Did you ever get hit with a bullet? It's like a hunk of iron ripping and tearing into you. It sets you on fire inside. Sometimes you don't die right away. You just bleed and hurt for a long time.

Fat Cowboy: Didja ever see a catfish riding a yella jackass?
Toothless Cowboy: Not that I remember.

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