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Douglas Fairbanks Jr Fans

A place to discuss the dashing Douglas Fairbanks Jr

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Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2014

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Happy Birthday Doug!

Started by Helen Berrington. Last reply by kareng Dec 10, 2013. 4 Replies

Today would have been Douglas Fairbanks Jr's 104th birthday! Let's celebrate his amazing life by watching some old movies and sparing him a thought during your day.Continue

Fairbanks as a villain

Started by Helen Berrington Nov 17, 2013. 0 Replies

I was just watching The Prisoner of Zenda last night and wondering why Douglas was never cast in more villainous roles. He played Rupert of Hentzau so well.....and also Grand Duke Peter from The Rise…Continue

Which is your favourite movie?

Started by Helen Berrington. Last reply by Dave Miller Nov 10, 2013. 3 Replies

So, which Fairbanks Jr film is your favourite?I find it hard to choose one particular favourite as there are quite a few that I love. The films that I watch the most, though, are Sinbad the Sailor,…Continue

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Comment by Dave Miller on December 9, 2013 at 10:27am
The two Dougs
The two Dougs
Comment by Dave Miller on December 9, 2013 at 10:14am

From The Old Movie Guy's Page, Facebook

Actor DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. (1909 – 2000) was born on this day. He began his career during the silent film era. He initially played mainly supporting roles in a range of films featuring many of the leading female players of the day: Belle Bennett in Stella Dallas (1925), Esther Ralston in An American Venus (1926) and Pauline Starke in Women Love Diamonds (1927). In the last years of the silent period, he was upped to star billing opposite Loretta Young in several pre-Code films and Joan Crawford in Our Modern Maidens (1929). He supported John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs (1928). Progressing to sound, he played opposite Katharine Hepburn in her Oscar-winning role in the film Morning Glory (1933). With Outward Bound (1930), The Dawn Patrol (1930), Little Caesar (1931), Prisoner of Zenda (1937), and Gunga Din (1939), his movies began to have more commercial success.

Comment by Dave Miller on December 9, 2013 at 10:11am

Comment by Ktrek on November 9, 2013 at 6:11pm

Thanks for starting a new group on GAOH. I hope you have fun with it and I wish you all the best!

Kevin

 

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