Melvyn Douglas

Actor, Hat salesman, Reporter
Broadway star, in Hollywood from 1931. Often played the suave sophisticate in pursuit of a beautiful woman, as in Ernst Lubitsch's classic "Ninotchka" (1939) opposite Greta Garbo. Douglas began appearing in supporting ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1901 in Macon, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Ghost Story 1981 (Movie)

John Jaffrey (Actor)

Hot Touch 1981 (Movie)

Max Reich (Actor)

Tell Me a Riddle 1980 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Being There 1979 (Movie)

Benjamin Rand (Actor)

The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 (Movie)

Senator Birney (Actor)

Intimate Strangers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

Senator Joseph Carmichael (Actor)

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

Zachariah Guthrie--Secretary of Defense (Actor)

The Tenant 1975 (Movie)

Monsieur Zy (Actor)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Takes a Holiday 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Candidate 1972 (Movie)

John J McKay (Actor)

One Is a Lonely Number 1971 (Movie)

Joseph Provo (Actor)

Hunters Are For Killing 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

I Never Sang For My Father 1970 (Movie)

Tom Garrison (Actor)

Hotel 1967 (Movie)

Warren Trent (Actor)

Inherit the Wind 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Rapture 1965 (Movie)

Larbaud (Actor)

The Americanization of Emily 1964 (Movie)

Admiral William Jessup (Actor)

Billy Budd 1962 (Movie)

The Dansker (Actor)

Hud 1962 (Movie)

Homer Bannon (Actor)

Blind Date 1948 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Off Beat 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman's Secret 1949 (Movie)

Luke Jordan (Actor)

Sea of Grass 1947 (Movie)

Brice Chamberlain (Actor)

They All Kissed the Bride 1941 (Movie)

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A Woman's Face 1940 (Movie)

Dr. Gustav Segert (Actor)

That Uncertain Feeling 1940 (Movie)

Larry Baker (Actor)

Two-Faced Woman 1940 (Movie)

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Too Many Husbands 1939 (Movie)

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Ninotchka 1938 (Movie)

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That Certain Age 1937 (Movie)

Vincent Bullitt (Actor)

Captains Courageous 1936 (Movie)

Mr. Cheyne (Actor)

The Gorgeous Hussy 1935 (Movie)

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Theodora Goes Wild 1935 (Movie)

Michael Grant (Actor)

Annie Oakley 1934 (Movie)

Jeff Hogarth (Actor)

As You Desire Me 1931 (Movie)

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The Old Dark House 1931 (Movie)

Penderell (Actor)

The Wiser Sex 1931 (Movie)

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Tonight or Never 1930 (Movie)

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And So They Were Married (Movie)

Stephen Blake (Actor)

Arsene Lupin Returns (Movie)

Arsene Lupin/Rene Farrand (Actor)

Companions in Nightmare (TV Show)

Actor

Good Girls Go to Paris (Movie)

Ronald Brooke (Actor)

He Stayed for Breakfast (Movie)

Paul Boliet (Actor)

I Met Him in Paris (Movie)

George Potter (Actor)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Movie)

Bill Cole (Actor)

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Actor

My Forbidden Past (Movie)

Paul Beaurevel (Actor)

My Own True Love (Movie)

Clive Heath (Actor)

Portrait of Grandpa Doc (TV Show)

Actor

She Married Her Boss (Movie)

Richard Barclay (Actor)

Tell No Tales (Movie)

Mike Cassidy (Actor)

The Amazing Mr. Williams (Movie)

Kenny Williams (Actor)

The Death Squad (TV Show)

Actor

The Lone Wolf Returns (Movie)

Michael Lanyard (Actor)

The Shining Hour (Movie)

Henry Linden (Actor)

The Statesman (TV Show)

Actor

The Toy Wife (Movie)

George Sartoris (Actor)

The Vampire Bat (Movie)

Karl Brettschneider (Actor)

There's Always a Woman (Movie)

Bill Reardon (Actor)

Third Finger, Left Hand (Movie)

Jeff Thompson (Actor)

Three Hearts for Julia (Movie)

Jeff Seabrook (Actor)

We Were Dancing (Movie)

Nicki Prax (Actor)

Woman in the Dark (Movie)

Robson (Actor)

Biography

Broadway star, in Hollywood from 1931. Often played the suave sophisticate in pursuit of a beautiful woman, as in Ernst Lubitsch's classic "Ninotchka" (1939) opposite Greta Garbo. Douglas began appearing in supporting roles in the early 1960s and turned in an award-winning performance in "Hud" (1963). Married to former actress turned US Representative Helen Gahagan.

Relationships

Lina Shakelford

Mother

George Hesselberg

Brother

Lamar Hesselberg

Brother

Mary Douglas

Daughter
born 1935 mother Helen Gahagan

Melvin Douglas

Son
born 1921 mother Rosalind Hightower

Peter Douglas

Son
born 1933 mother Helen Gahagan

Illeana Douglas

Granddaughter

Helen Gahagan

Wife
married April 1931 until her death in 1980

Edward Graoidanin

Father
born in Riga, Latvia 1871

Gregory Hesselberg

Son
born 1920 mother Rosalind Hightower

Rosalind Hightower

Wife
divorced

Milestones

1941

Made director Arts Council of the Office of Civilian Defense

1931

Screen acting debut in "Tonight or Never"

1929

Broadway debut in "A Free Soul"

1919

First role on Chicago stage

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