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Douglas Fairbanks (I) (1883–1939)


Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (nee Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney and native of Pennsylvania, who was a captain for the Union forces during the Civil War. Fairbanks' paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother, a Southerner with roots in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Robin Hood The Earl of Huntingdon / Afterwards Robin Hood
(1922)
The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad
(1924)
The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro
(1920)
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
 1923 Hollywood
Douglas Fairbanks
 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
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
Reginald (Reggie) Van Deuzen
 1916 The Good Bad-Man
Passin' Through
 1916 The Habit of Happiness (Short)
Sunny Wiggins
 1916 His Picture in the Papers
Pete Prindle
 1915 Double Trouble
Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield
 1915 The Lamb
Gerald - the Son of the Idle Rich
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Her Lord and Master. Drama. Written by Martha Morton. Scenic Design by Homer Emens. Manhattan Theatre: 24 Feb 1902-Apr 1902 (closing date unknown/69 performances). Cast: Percy Brooke, E.L. Caton, Archie Curtis, Ida Darling, Douglas Fairbanks [Broadway debut], Herbert Kelcey (as "Viscount Canning"), Robert Rogers, Hattie Russell... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 115 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 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:

Fairbanks presented movie-fan President Woodrow Wilson with an early film projector, which Wilson used to watch a movie almost every afternoon in the White House when he was recuperating from a stroke in 1919. Soon after, Wilson's son-in-law, William Gibbs McAdoo Jr., a lawyer, would serve as chief counsel to Fairbanks' fledgling United Artists company. See more »

Trademark:

Stunts: He did all his own, with one exception

Nickname:

Doug

Star Sign:

Gemini

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