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Fairbanks in GUNGA DIN.

About Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909 – 2000)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr was born on December 9, 1909, in New York, New York. On May 7, 2000 Douglas Fairbanks Jr passed away in New York City, from a heart attack.

In 1923, Douglas Fairbanks Jr decided to follow in the family footsteps, by starring in the film, STEPHEN STEPS OUT.

As a narrator, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s voice has been heard in several films: THE ART OF FILM; (1976), THE RED DRESS AND THOUGHT TO KILL; both in 1954. Playing the role of Host and Narrator for the syndicated radio show, his voice resounded on THE SILENT MAN (1951-1952).

When the newspapers reported Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s death, the reports were on the front page of the Times in London, and Buckingham Palace expressed their condolences.

In 1949, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. had a lifelong, cultivated interest in international affairs. In 1941, FDR appointed him a special envoy to South America.

Returning to the U.S., Douglas Fairbanks Jr. toured in a number of stage plays, made TV guest appearances, and appeared with several other Hollywood legends like Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, and John Houseman in GHOST STORY, in 1981. This was Fairbanks' last feature film to date.

Fairbanks wrote a 2 volume autobiography. His first volume of the autobiography was titled "The Salad Days," and was published in 1988. The second volume was "A Hell of a War," and was published in 1993. Producing and starring, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. had his hands full in Ben Hecht's bizarre comedy, ANGELS OVER BROADWAY; (1940).

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s notable movie credits include...

GHOST STORY (1981)
RED AND BLUE (1967)
THE FIGHTING O'FLYNN (1949)
JOY OF LIVING (1938)
MIMI (1935)
I LIKE YOUR NERVE (1931)
FAST LIFE (1929)
BROKEN HEARTS OF HOLLYWOOD (1926)

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr in GUNGA DIN.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr in GHOST STORY (1981).