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DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR. BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was born on December 9th, 1909 in New York City, New York with the birth name Douglas Elton Ulman Fairbanks Junior to parents Douglas Fairbanks and Beth Sully.  His parents divorced when he was only nine years old and he was an only child who was raised by his mother in California, Paris, London and New York.  Both of his parents did remarry, however, neither had any more children.
 
He was a very athletic child and also excelled academically.  As he got older he was enrolled at the Military Academy in 1919.  His father was a famous actor and he always wanted to live up to that same level of popularity and success.
 
He had always had an interest in arts, especially as a painter and sculptor.  He also was highly intelligent and used that to his benefit to work in the field of business such as mining, hotel management and even owned a couple bowling alleys.
 
As a child he already had some exposure to the film industry since by the age of thirteen he had already appeared on the big screen in, "Stephen Steps Out" (1923) with Paramount Pictures who had signed him to a contract.  He followed with a number of other film roles during the late 20's and early 30's such as, "Stella Dallas" (1925), "Little Caesar" (1931), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937) and "Gunga Din" (1939).  
 
He took a break from working during World War II to head up London's Douglas Hospital and then becoming a lieutenant in the navy soon being promoted to rank of captain in 1954.
 
After he finished his service to the military he returned to the big screen appearing in 1981 in, "Ghost Story" and then from the most part he retired from the industry.  In total he appeared in over 100 films and television shows.
 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. married a total of three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Joan Crawford whom he wed in 1929 and they later divorced in 1933.  He then married, Mary Lee Eppling on April 22nd, 1939 and they had three daughters before she passed away in 1988.  His third marriage was to Vera Shelton in 1991 and they were together until he passed away at the age of ninety from a heart attack, on May 7th, 2000.  He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in same crypt with father, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures, Radio and for Television. 

 
Filmography

1989 B.L. Stryker 
1986 Strong Medicine
1981 Ghost Story
1979-1981 The Love Boat
1980 The Hostage Tower
1978 Kingdom of Gifts
1976 The Art of Film
1972 The Crooked Hearts 
1968 The Legend of Robin Hood
1967 Red and Blue 
1966 ABC Stage 67 
1966 The Bruce Forsyth Show 
1964 Dr. Kildare 
1964 The Red Skelton Hour
1962-1963 The United States Steel Hour
1962 The DuPont Show of the Week
1962 Route 66
1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre
1956 Faccia da mascalzone
1954 Thought to Kill
1954 Three's Company
1954 Destination Milan
1954 The Red Dress 
1954 The Last Moment 
1953 The Genie 
1953 The Triangle
1951 Sure As Fate 
1951 Mister Drake's Duck
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1950 The Great Manhunt
1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
1948 That Lady in Ermine
1947 The Exile
1947 Sinbad the Sailor
1941 The Corsican Brothers 
1940 Angels Over Broadway 
1940 Safari 
1940 Green Hell
1939 Rulers of the Sea
1939 The Sun Never Sets 
1939 Gunga Din 
1938 The Young in Heart 
1938 Having Wonderful Time
1938 The Rage of Paris
1938 Joy of Living
1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
1937 When Thief Meets Thief
1936 Accused
1936 The Amateur Gentleman
1935 Man of the Moment
1935 Mimi 
1934 Success at Any Price
1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great
1933 Captured!
1933 Morning Glory
1933 The Narrow Corner
1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan 
1933 Parachute Jumper 
1932 Scarlet Dawn 
1932 Love Is a Racket 
1932 L'athl├Ęte incomplet 
1932 It's Tough to Be Famous 
1932 Union Depot
1931 I Like Your Nerve 
1931 Chances 
1931 L'aviateur 
1931 Little Caesar
1931 Goldfish Bowl 
1930 One Night at Susie's
1930 Outward Bound
1930 The Way of All Men
1930 Little Accident 
1930 The Dawn Patrol
1930 Loose Ankles
1930 Party Girl 
1929 The Show of Shows 
1929 The Forward Pass 
1929 The Careless Age 
1929 Our Modern Maidens
1929 Fast Life 
1929 The Jazz Age 
1928 A Woman of Affairs 
1928 The Barker 
1928 The Power of the Press 
1928 The Toilers 
1928 Modern Mothers
1928 Dead Man's Curve 
1927 A Texas Steer 
1927 Is Zat So? 
1927 Women Love Diamonds 
1927 Man Bait 
1926 Broken Hearts of Hollywood 
1926 Padlocked 
1926 The American Venus
1925 Stella Dallas
1925 Wild Horse Mesa 
1925 The Air Mail 
1923 Stephen Steps Out 
1921 The Three Musketeers 
1916 American Aristocracy 





Matinee Classics - The Life of Jimmy Dolan starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guy Kibbee, Aline MacMahon, Lyle Talbot, Fifi D'Orsay, Harold Huber, Shirley Grey, George Meeker, John Wayne, Arthur Hohl and Mickey Rooney
Matinee Classics - The Life of Jimmy Dolan starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guy Kibbee, Aline MacMahon, Lyle Talbot, Fifi D'Orsay, Harold Huber, Shirley Grey, George Meeker, John Wayne, Arthur Hohl and Mickey Rooney
Matinee Classics - The Life of Jimmy Dolan starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guy Kibbee, Aline MacMahon, Lyle Talbot, Fifi D'Orsay, Harold Huber, Shirley Grey, George Meeker, John Wayne, Arthur Hohl and Mickey Rooney
Matinee Classics - Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Matinee Classics - A Woman of Affairs starring John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks and Lewis Stone
Matinee Classics - The Silent Men Radio Show starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., William Conrad, Herb Butterfield, Raymond Burr and Virginia Gregg
Matinee Classics - Party Girl starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jeanette Loff, Judith Barrie, Marie Prevost, John St. Polis, Lucien Prival
Matinee Classics - Outward Bound starring Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Beryl Mercer, Dudley Digges, Helen Chandler, Alec B. Francis, Montagu Love, Lyonel Watts and Alison Skipworth
Matinee Classics - Rheingold Theatre hosted by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Henry Fonda
Matinee Classics - Safari starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Madeleine Carroll, Tullio Carminati, Muriel Angelus, Lynne Overman, Frederick Vogeding, Clinton Rosemond, Thomas Louden, Fred Godoy, Jack Carr, Billy Gilbert, Hans von Morhart, Darby Jones and Henry Rowland


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