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Douglas Fairbanks (I) (1883–1939)


Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo family from the South. He was raised by his mother, who had separated from his father when he was five. He began ... See full bio »

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 1930 Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (Short) (episode "Welches ist ihr Typ")
 1927 The Gaucho
The Gaucho
 1926 The Black Pirate
The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate (as Mr. Douglas Fairbanks)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1921/I The Nut
Charlie Jackson
 1919 When the Clouds Roll by
Daniel Boone Brown
 1919 His Majesty, the American
William Brooks
 1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Teddy Drake
 1918 Swat the Kaiser (Short)
 1918 Sic 'Em, Sam (Short)
Democracy
 1918 Say! Young Fellow
The Young Fellow
 1918 Headin' South
Headin' South
 1916 American Aristocracy
Cassius Lee
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Man on White Horse (uncredited)
 1916 The Half-Breed
Lo Dorman
 1916 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (Short)
Coke Ennyday / Douglas Fairbanks
 1916 The Good Bad Man
Passin' Through
 1915 Double Trouble
Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield
 1915 Martyrs of the Alamo
Joe / Texan Soldier (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 The Lamb
Gerald
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Stage: Appeared (as "Lute Ludlam") in "As Ye Sow" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by Rev. John M. Snyder. Musical Director by Charles F. Higgins. Scenic Design by H. Robert Law. Garden Theatre: 25 Dec 1905-Jan 1906 (closing date unknown/34 performances). Cast: Mac Barnes (as "Capt. Hanks"), Noah Beery (as "Tobe Hallett"), Edward ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 95 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elton Banks | Douglas Fairbanks Sr. | Mr. Douglas Fairbanks | Elton Thomas

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[last words] I never felt better in my life. See more »

Trivia:

Performed most of the stunts in his films himself. He was an excellent athlete and used his physical abilities to his best advantage. However, there were instances when a stuntman was used (as proved by outtakes from The Gaucho (1927)), as these types of stunts were deemed too risky for the star. See more »

Trademark:

Stunts He did all his own, with one exception

Nickname:

Doug

Star Sign:

Gemini

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