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Melvyn Douglas

Actor | * 04/05/1901 († 80, 08/04/1981) | Macon, Georgia (United States of America (USA))
Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the romantic comedy Ninotchka (1939) with Greta Garbo. Douglas later played mature and fatherly characters, as in his Academy Award–winning performances in Hud (1963) and Being There (1979) and his Academy Award–nominated performance in I Never Sang for My Father (1970). Douglas was one of 24 performers to win the Triple Crown of Acting. In the last few years of his life Douglas appeared in films with supernatural stories involving ghosts. Douglas appeared as "Senator Joseph Carmichael" in The Changeling in 1980 and Ghost Story in 1981 in his final completed film role. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Melvyn Douglas

2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Melvyn Douglas as Actor(90)

as Count Leon d'Algout (archive footage)2009 Disco and Atomic War
as (archive footage)1990 Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
as Dr. John Jaffrey1981 Ghost Story
as Senator Carmichael1980 The Changeling
as David1980 Tell Me a Riddle
as Senator Birney1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
as Benjamin Rand1979 Being There
as Donald's Father1977 Intimate Strangers
as Zachariah Guthrie1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Monsieur Zy1976 The Tenant
as Dr. Paul Harelson1974 Murder or Mercy
as Police Captain Earl Kreski1974 The Death Squad
as Grandfather1973 The Going Up of David Lev
as Joseph Provo1972 One Is a Lonely Number
as John J. McKay1972 The Candidate
as Judge Earl Chapman1971 Death Takes a Holiday
as Tom Garrison1970 I Never Sang for My Father
as Keller Floran1970 Hunters Are for Killing
as Dr. Lawrence Strelson1968 Companions in Nightmare
as Warren Trent1967 Hotel
as Danforth1967 The Crucible
as Martin1965 Once Upon a Tractor
as Frederick Larbaud1965 Rapture
as Henry Drummond1965 Inherit the Wind
as Col. Claude Brackenbury1964 Advance to the Rear
as Adm. William Jessup1964 The Americanization of Emily
as Homer Bannon1963 Hud
as The Dansker, Sailmaker1962 Billy Budd
as Paul Beaurevel1951 My Forbidden Past
as Frank Bradley1951 On the Loose
as Armand De Glasse1949 The Great Sinner
as Clive Heath1949 My Own True Love
as Luke Jordan1949 A Woman's Secret
as Brice Chamberlain1947 The Sea of Grass
as Smithfield 'Smitty' Cobb1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames
as Jeff Seabrook1943 Three Hearts for Julia
as Nicholas Prax1942 We Were Dancing
as Michael 'Mike' Holmes1942 They All Kissed the Bride
as Dr. Gustaf Segert1941 A Woman's Face
as Jerome 'Jerry' Marvin1941 Our Wife
as Larry Baker1941 That Uncertain Feeling
as Lawrence 'Larry' Blake1941 Two-Faced Woman
as Tice Collins1940 This Thing Called Love
as Jeff Thompson1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
as Paul Boliet1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
as Henry Lowndes1940 Too Many Husbands
as Count Leon d'Algout1939 Ninotchka
as Kenny Williams1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
as Michael Cassidy1939 Tell No Tales
as Melvyn Douglas1939 Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8
as Ronald Brooke1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
as Henry Linden1938 The Shining Hour
as William H. Reardon1938 There's Always a Woman
as George Sartoris1938 The Toy Wife
as Vincent Bullitt1938 That Certain Age
as Joel Sloane1938 Fast Company
as William 'Bill' Reardon1938 There's That Woman Again
as Rene Farrand aka Arsene Lupin1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
as George Potter1937 I Met Him in Paris
as Richard 'Dick' Stark1937 Women of Glamour
as James Guthrie1937 I'll Take Romance
as Anthony 'Tony' Halton1937 Angel
as Frank Burton Cheyne1937 Captains Courageous
as John Randolph1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
as Michael Grant1936 Theodora Goes Wild
as Stephen Blake1936 And So They Were Married
as George R. 'Traps' Stuart1935 The People's Enemy
as Richard Barclay1935 She Married Her Boss
as Barton Powell1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
as Michael Lanyard1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
as Jeff Hogarth1935 Annie Oakley
as Charles Stanton1934 Dangerous Corner
as Tony Robson1934 Woman in the Dark
as Roy Darwin1933 Counsellor at Law
1933 Nagana
as Karl Brettschneider1933 The Vampire Bat
as David Rolfe1932 The Wiser Sex
as Capt. Andre Verlaine1932 Prestige
as Count Bruno Varelli1932 As You Desire Me
as Philip 'Phil' Marvin1932 The Broken Wing
as Roger Penderel1932 The Old Dark House
as Jim Fletcher1931 Tonight or Never

TV Shows/Series with Melvyn Douglas as Actor(18)


Full Name: Melvyn Douglas
Born: Friday, 04/05 1901 (April) in Macon, Georgia (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 08/04 1981 (August) in New York City (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Upper Canada College
Spouses (current/former): Helen Gahagan Douglas
Children: Gregory Hesselberg
Father: Edouard Gregory Hesselberg
Mother: Lena Priscilla Hesselberg
Other names for Melvyn Douglas (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg"
Melvyn Douglas frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (13x, Crew)
Harry Townes (11x, Actor)
Leo Penn (10x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (10x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (10x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (9x, Actress)
Burgess Meredith (9x, Actor)
Jack Klugman (9x, Actor)
Nina Foch (9x, Actress)
Edward Binns (9x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (9x, Actor)
Crahan Denton (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:29329, Added: 05/09/2018, Last updated: 11/19/2021