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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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Known For

The Mark of Zorro
The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro
(1920)
Robin Hood
Robin Hood The Earl of Huntingdon / Afterwards Robin Hood
(1922)
The Thief of Bagdad
The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad
(1924)
Arizona
Arizona Lt. Denton
(1918)

Filmography

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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")
 1929 The Taming of the Shrew
Petruchio
 1929 The Iron Mask
D'Artagnan
 1928 Show People
Douglas Fairbanks (uncredited)
 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
 1922 Robin Hood
The Earl of Huntingdon / Afterwards Robin Hood
 1921 The Three Musketeers
D'Artagnan
 1921/I The Nut
Charlie Jackson
 1920 The Mark of Zorro
Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro
 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 Wild and Woolly
Jeff Hillington
 1917/II In Again, Out Again
Teddy Rutherford
 1916 The Americano
Blaze Derringer
 1916 The Matrimaniac (Short)
Jimmie Conroy
 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 (Sleeping Water)
 1916 Flirting with Fate
Augy Holliday
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Cub. Comedy. Written by Thompson Buchanan. Collier's Comedy Theatre: 1 Nov 1910- Nov 1910 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Douglas Fairbanks (as "Steve Oldham"), Ernest Baxter, Elmer Booth, Harrison Coates, Millicent Evans, Joseph Greene, Lillian Hathaway, John Henderson, Harry Latimer, Jack Le Roy, Cynthia ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 113 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The man that's out to do something has to keep in high gear all the time. 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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