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Melvyn Douglas
Birth: Apr. 5, 1901
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1981
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. His real name was Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg. He is considered one of the most importants actors of Classic Hollywood. He began his career in 1931 with "Tonight or Never". He is one of only three actors to win an Oscar (as Best Supporting Actor for "Hud" in 1963), an Emmy (for "Inherit the Wind") and a Tony Award (for "The Best Man" in 1960). He was married with Helen Gahagan, Democrate Representative for California. He also was politically active in his private life and was member of American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Democratic Action. He was the grandfather of actress Illeana Douglas. He appeared among others films in "As You Desire Me" (1932), "Annie Oakley" (1935), "Captains Courageous" (1937), "Angel" (1937), "Ninotchka" (1939), "A Woman's Face" (1941), "Two-faced Woman" (1942), "The Sea of Grass" (1941), "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948), "The Great Sinner" (1949), "My Forbidden Past" (1951), "Billy Budd" (1962), "Hud" (1963), "The Candidate" (1972), "Being There" (1979), "The Changeling" (1980) and "Ghost Story" (1981). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edouard Gregory Hesselberg (1870 - 1935)
  Lena Priscilla Shackelford Hesselberg (1869 - 1961)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Retained By His Family in Vermont
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Dec 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8142901
Melvyn Douglas
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Melvyn Douglas
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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- timmy
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014

- Cathy Woolsey Williams
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014
One of our very finest actors. I really missed out on those early films, where you were the dashing young fellow, and caught up with you after you had established yourself as a character actor of great range. Hud, of course, was wonderful, and I think m...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
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