(3/29/28) Radio: Appeared on an NBC radio special: "The Dodge Hour", with D.W. Griffith
, Charles Chaplin
and John Barrymore
. Sponsored by Dodge Brothers to introduce its newest automobile, it was broadcast from New York, Detroit and Hollywood. No recording is known to exist.
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Elton Banks | Douglas Fairbanks Sr. | Mr. Douglas Fairbanks | Elton Thomas
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
[Referring to D.W. Griffith
] D. W. didn't like my athletic tendencies, or my spontaneous habit of jumping a fence or scaling a church at unexpected moments which were not in the script. Griffith told me to go into Keystone comedies.
He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of the superhero Superman/Clark Kent (created in 1938). Fairbanks was 55 years old at the time, and he was modeled for the Superman identity (Clark Kent's identity was modeled after Harold Lloyd
Stunts He did all his own, with one exception