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 Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas

Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 4 Aug 1981 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Retained By His Family in Vermont
Memorial ID 8142901 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 1 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8142901
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvyn Douglas (5 Apr 1901–4 Aug 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8142901, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Retained By His Family in Vermont.