Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., KBE, DSC (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor, producer and decorated naval officer of World War II.He is best known for starring in such films as The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gunga Din (1939) and The Corsican Brothers (1941).
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Actor: Little Caesar. Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige. He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in New York City, New York, to Anna Beth (Sully), ...
He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in New York City, New York, to Anna Beth (Sully), daughter of a very wealthy cotton mogul, and actor Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman), then not yet established as the swashbuckling idol he would become.
Ze kregen een zoon, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., op 9 december 1909. Fairbanks Jr. zou later ook acteur worden. In 1915 vertrok de familie naar Hollywood, waar Fairbanks een filmcarrière begon. Fairbanks tekende een contract bij Triangle Pictures, waar hij ging werken onder D.W. Griffith, die hem eerst niet zag zitten.
Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman (spelled "Ulman" by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in his memoirs) in Denver, Colorado, the son of Hezekiah Charles Ullman and Ella Adelaide (née Marsh). He had two half-brothers, John Fairbanks Jr. and Norris Wilcox, and a full brother, Robert Payne Ullman.
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr, né le 23 mai 1883 à Denver et mort le 12 décembre 1939 à Santa Monica (), est un acteur, réalisateur et scénariste de cinéma américain, devenu célèbre pour ses rôles dans des films de cape et d'épée muets comme Le Signe de Zorro, Les Trois Mousquetaires, Robin des Bois ou Le Voleur de Bagdad.
Douglas Fairbanks, pseudonimo di Julius Elton Thomas Ullman (Denver, 23 maggio 1883 – Santa Monica, 12 dicembre 1939), è stato un attore e produttore cinematografico statunitense, padre di Douglas Fairbanks Jr., anche lui attore.