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Douglas Fairbanks (I) (1883–1939)


Douglas Fairbanks was raised by his southern mother who had separated from his father, an attorney, when he was five. He began amateur theater at age 12 and continued while attending the Colorado School of Mines. In 1900 they moved to New York. He attended Harvard, traveled to Europe, worked on a cattle freighter, in a hardware store and as a ... See full bio »

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 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Douglas Fairbanks - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe
Steve Drexel
 1930 Reaching for the Moon
Larry Day
 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)
 1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro - His Father
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad
The Thief of Bagdad
 1921/I The Nut
Charlie Jackson
 1920 The Mollycoddle
Richard Marshall III / Richard Marshall IV / Richard Marshall V
 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 Arizona
Lt. Denton
 1918 Sic 'Em, Sam (Short)
Democracy
 1918 He Comes Up Smiling
Jerry Martin
 1918 Bound in Morocco
George Travelwell
 1918 Say! Young Fellow
The Young Fellow
 1918 Mr. Fix-It
Dick Remington
 1918 Headin' South
Headin' South
 1917 A Modern Musketeer
Ned Thacker / D'Artagnan
 1917 Reaching for the Moon
Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown
 1917 The Man from Painted Post
'Fancy Jim' Sherwood
 1917 Down to Earth
Billy Gaynor
 1917/II In Again, Out Again
Teddy Rutherford
 1916 American Aristocracy
Cassius Lee
 1916 Manhattan Madness
Steve O'Dare
 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 Reggie Mixes In
Reggie Van Deuzen
 1916 The Good Bad Man
Passin' Through
 1916 The Habit of Happiness
Sunny Wiggins
 1916 His Picture in the Papers
Pete Prindle
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in touring company of "Officer 666". Produced by Sam Harris and George M. Cohan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

Trivia:

First president of the AMPAS from 1927 to 1929 See more »

Trademark:

Stunts He did all his own, with one exception

Nickname:

Doug

Star Sign:

Gemini

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