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Paul Douglas (I) (1907–1959)


A rare breed this guy. Paul Douglas became an unlikely middle-aged cinema star by simply capitalizing on his big, burly, brash and boorish appeal to the nth degree. The 5'11", 200 lb. actor was a bold, unabashed risk taker. He forsook an extremely successful career as one of the country's top radio/sports announcers to prove his value as an actor. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Panic in the Streets
Panic in the Streets Capt. Tom Warren
(1950)
Fourteen Hours
Fourteen Hours Police Ofcr. Charlie Dunnigan
(1951)
Angels in the Outfield
Angels in the Outfield Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
(1951)
Clash by Night
Clash by Night Jerry D'Amato
(1952)

Filmography

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 1958-1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Harvey Otis / Sam
- The Incorrigibles (1959) ... Harvey Otis
- The Chain and the River (1958) ... Sam
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bill Fleming
- Touché (1959) ... Bill Fleming
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
David Ringler / Emery Ganun
- The Raider (1959) ... David Ringler
- The Dungeon (1958) ... Emery Ganun
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sheriff Jonas Sutton
- Day of the Killing (1959) ... Sheriff Jonas Sutton
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Captain McCaffrey / Paul Kadsoe
- The Lady Died at Midnight (1958) ... Captain McCaffrey
- The Edge of Truth (1958) ... Paul Kadsoe
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Todd Thoman / Dr. Merle Gardner
- On the Take (1958) ... Lieutenant Todd Thoman
- Flight 951 (1955) ... Dr. Merle Gardner
 1958 Fortunella
Professor Golfiero Paganica
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Parisi
- The Honor System (1958) ... Frank Parisi
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Paul Douglas
- Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday (1958) ... Paul Douglas
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Vince Polito
- Comfort for the Grave (1958) ... Vince Polito
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Langsdorff
- Day of Glory (1958) ... Captain Langsdorff
 1957 Beau James
Chris Nolan
 1956 Born Yesterday (TV Movie)
Harry Brock
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Edward L. McKeever
 1956 The Leather Saint
Gus MacAuliffe
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Harry Manning
- The Man in the Black Robe (1956) ... Harry Manning
- White Night (1956)
 1956 The Gamma People
Mike Wilson
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Gen. Marcus Scott
- The Answer (1955) ... Gen. Marcus Scott
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
'Numbers' Dorson
- Numbers and Figures (1955) ... 'Numbers' Dorson
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Zeke
- Black Eagle Pass (1955) ... Zeke
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Rick Blaine
- Casablanca (1955) ... Rick Blaine
 1954 Green Fire
Vic Leonard
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Calling Scotland Yard: The Sable Scarf (Short)
Commentator
 1954 Calling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur Coat (Short)
Commentator
 1954 High and Dry
the American / Marshall
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- The Magic Touch (1954)
 1953 Forever Female
E. Harry Phillips
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
Husband
- Justice (1953) ... Husband
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Andrew McBain
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Living Image (1953)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actor
- Episode #3.1 (1952) ... Guest Actor
 1952 We're Not Married!
Hector C. Woodruff
 1952 When in Rome
Joe Brewster
 1951 Rhubarb
Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Harry Joplin
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Police Ofcr. Charlie Dunnigan
 1950 The Big Lift
Hank Kowalski
 1938 Saturday Night Swing Club (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1936 Calling All Tars (Short)
Semaphore Signalman (uncredited)
 1935 P's and Cues (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Radio Announcer"; Broadway debut) in "Double Dummy" on Broadway. Romance/satire. Written by Doty Hobart and Tom McKnight. Scenic Design by S. Syrjala. Directed by Edith Meiser. John Golden Theatre: 11 Nov 1936-Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Teddy Bergman, Sanford Bickart, Marvin Blackstone,... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

By and large theatre actors are better than movie actors because they understand responsibility. When the curtain goes up on a play you are on you own. You're trapped. I think that the two mediums to look forward to working in are the theatre and television, but I must say that Hollywood isn't a dead city by any means, I'll surely be going back some time. See more »

Trivia:

During Paul and Jan Sterling's 1950 double ring ceremony, some difficulty was encountered in placing the rings on the couple's fingers. It seems they were a tight fit. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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