Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Douglases in:
 • Riverside Memorial Park
 • Tequesta
 • Martin County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Mike Douglas
Birth: Aug. 11, 1925
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 2006
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Entertainer. He was the host of "The Mike Douglas Show," a popular daytime TV talk show which ran from 1961 to 1981. Originally based in Cleveland, the program moved to Philadelphia and later Los Angeles as its popularity grew. At its peak it was syndicated in nearly 200 stations across the United States. Among Douglas's frequent guests were Bob Hope, John Lennon, and author Truman Capote. Douglas was born Michael Dowd in Chicago. He started out in the entertainment industry as a singer with the Kay Kyser Band. Of his early career he once remarked, "I was often confused with Merv Griffin. We were both the same height, the same weight and we were both Irish tenors." As a host Douglas was known for his easygoing and sympathetic manner, which immediately put guests at ease. He retired during the early 1980s. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Michele Purnell Dowd (1945 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Tequesta
Martin County
Florida, USA
Plot: Liberty Hall Mausoleum, Victory Hall on the right side as you enter the main hall entrance.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15297507
Mike Douglas
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Mike Douglas
Added by: Sean McKim
 
Mike Douglas
Added by: Sean McKim
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

May you rest in peace.
- Sue Gartman
 Added: Apr. 23, 2015

- Roses♥~
 Added: Apr. 1, 2015
Mike, As you told me a VERY long time ago "You don't have to be Irish but it helps". To my favorite Irishman... HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!! I miss you very much.
- Angie Allen
 Added: Mar. 17, 2015
There are 805 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.6 after 275 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service