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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (I) (1909–2000)

Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige. He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in New York City, New York, to Anna Beth (Sully), ... See full bio »

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 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
- Auntie Sue (1989) ... White
 1987 Strong Medicine (TV Movie)
Eli Camperdown
 1981 Ghost Story
Edward Wanderley
 1978 Kingdom of Gifts
The Proud King (voice)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Rex Willoughby
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
The Nillionaire
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mr. Otis
 1966 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1966)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Devlin
- An Ungodly Act (1964) ... Dr. Robert Devlin
 1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Colonel Nigel Fitztitely
- Lives of a Bungle Lancer (1964) ... Colonel Nigel Fitztitely
 1962-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Troubled Heart (1963) ... Host
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Hans Harben
- The Shadowed Affair (1962) ... Hans Harben
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Charles Clayton
- Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (1962) ... Charles Clayton
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Kurt 'Scarface' Remo / Hank / The Genie / ...
- One Can't Help Feeling Sorry (1956) ... Kurt 'Scarface' Remo
- Better Mousetraps (1956) ... Hank
- The Genie (1953) ... The Genie
- The Scream (1953) ... Anthony Selincourt
 1954 The Last Moment
George Griffin
 1954 The Red Dress
 1954 Thought to Kill
 1953 Three's Company
Narrator / Anthony (segment "The Scream' story)
 1953 The Genie
The Genie (segment "The Genie")
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- The Guinea Pigs (1951) ... Guest
 1951 Mr Drake's Duck
Donald 'Don' Drake
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
John Deacon January
- Mrs. January and Mr. Ex (1950) ... John Deacon January
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke
 1940 Safari
Jim Logan
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
David Gillespie
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
John Randolph
 1938 The Young in Heart
Richard Carleton
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Chick Kirkland
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Jim Trevor
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Ricky Morgan
 1935 Man of the Moment
Tony (as Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.)
 1935 Mimi
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great
Grand Duke Peter (as Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.)
 1933 Parachute Jumper
Bill Keller
 1932 L'athlète incomplet
Fred Miller
 1932 Union Depot
Chick Miller
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Larry O'Brien
 1931 Chances
Jack Ingleside
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
 1931 L'aviateur
 1930 One Night at Susie's
Dick Rollins
 1930 The Way of All Men
Billy Bear
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
Douglas Scott
 1930 Loose Ankles
Gil Hayden
 1929 The Show of Shows
Ambrose in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
 1929 The Forward Pass
Marty Reid
 1929 The Careless Age
 1929 Our Modern Maidens
 1929 Fast Life
Douglas Stratton
 1929 The Jazz Age
Steve Maxwell
 1928 The Barker
Chris Miller
 1928 The Power of the Press
Clem Rogers
 1928 The Toilers
 1928 Modern Mothers
David Starke
 1928 Dead Man's Curve
Vernon Keith
 1927 A Texas Steer
Farleigh Bright
 1927 Is Zat So?
G. Clifton Blackburn
 1927 Women Love Diamonds
Jerry Croker-Kelley
 1927 Man Bait
Jeff Sanford
 1926 Broken Hearts of Hollywood
Hal Terwilliger
 1926 Padlocked
Sonny Galloway
 1925 Stella Dallas
Richard Grosvenor
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Chess Weymer
 1925 The Air Mail
 1923 Stephen Steps Out
Stephen Harlow Jr.
 1921 The Three Musketeers
Boy (uncredited)
 1916 American Aristocracy
Newsboy (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (17 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Albert Johnson's play, "Out on a Limb," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Carole Shelley. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 19 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. | Young Fairbanks | Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.


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[on Irene Dunne] Nothing is instinctive, everything she does is very carefully thought out, she knows her camera and lighting as well as any cameraman, she knows every movement, every intonation, every nuance. She's a first-class craftswoman. But instead of being dull and perfect, she's absolutely enchanting and perfect. See more »


He held the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit with V for valor in combat device from the U.S. government for his combat service in PT boats and gunboats. See more »



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