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Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks
Birth name Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman
Born May 23, 1883(1883-05-23)
Denver, Colorado
Died December 12, 1939 (aged 56)
Santa Monica, California
Spouse(s) Anna Beth Sully (1907-1919)
Mary Pickford (1920-1936)
Edith Louise Sylvia Hawkes (1936-1939)

Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). Image File history File links Douglas_Fairbanks_signed_1921_photo. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... The Mark of Zorro is a silent movie released in 1920 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... See also: 1919 in film 1920 1921 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 28 - The Mask of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. ... The Three Musketeers, produced in 1921, is a silent film based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... See also: 1920 in film 1921 1922 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events February 20 - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres. ... Robin Hood is a silent movie released in 1922 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... See also: 1921 in film 1922 1923 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 26 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely... This is about the 1924 film starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... See also: 1923 in film 1924 1925 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) considers making a silent film of The Wizard of Oz. ... The Black Pirate is a 1926 adventure silent film shot entirely in Technicolor which tells the story of a young nobleman who infiltrates a ship full of pirates to avenge his fathers death. ... // August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ...

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Early life

He was born Douglas Elton Ullman in Denver, Colorado, the son of Hezekiah Charles Ullman (born September 1833) and Ella Adelaide Marsh (born 1850). His half-brother was John Fairbanks (born 1873); and his full brother was Robert Payne Ullman (March 13, 1882-February 22, 1948). Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fairbanks's father, who was born in Pennsylvania to a Jewish family, was a prominent New York attorney. His mother (a Roman Catholic) was born in New York, and was previously married to a man named John Fairbanks, who left her a widow. She then married a man named Wilcox, who turned out to be abusive. Her divorce was handled by Ullman, whom she later married. Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


In about 1881, Charles Ullman purchased several mining interests in the Rocky Mountains and relocated the family to Denver, where he re-established his law practice. Ullman abandoned the family when Douglas was five years old, and he and Robert were raised by their mother. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ...


Stage career

Douglas Fairbanks began acting on the Denver stage at an early age, doing amateur theatre. He was in summer stock at the Elitch Gardens Theatre, becoming a sensation in his teens. He attended East Denver High School, and was once expelled for dressing up the campus statues on St. Patrick's Day. He left during his senior year. He said he attended Colorado School of Mines, then Harvard University for a term. No record of attendance has been located, but an article about whether or not he attended Mines recounts a professor once saying Fairbanks was asked to leave because of a prank not long after he began. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. ... St. ... The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science located in the town of Golden, Colorado. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


He moved to New York in the early 1900s to pursue an acting career, joining the acting troupe of British actor Frederick Warde who had discovered Fairbanks performing in Denver. He worked in a hardware store and as a clerk in a Wall Street office before his Broadway debut in 1902. “NY” redirects here. ... // Public flight demonstration of an airplane by Alberto Santos-Dumont in Paris, November 12, 1906. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frederick Warde was a Shakesperian actor who moved from England to the United States in the late 1800s. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


On July 11, 1907 in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, he married Anna Beth Sully, the daughter of wealthy industrialist, Daniel J. Sully. They had one son, Douglas Elton Fairbanks (actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., who was born on December 9, 1909 and who died on May 7, 2000). The family moved to Hollywood in 1915. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Watch Hill is a small coastal fire district in the southwestern Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Motion Pictures

Fairbanks signed a contract with Triangle Pictures in 1915 and began working under the supervision of D.W. Griffith. His athletic abilities were not appreciated by Griffith, however, and he was brought to the attention of Anita Loos and John Emerson, who wrote and directed many of his early romantic comedies. A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... Triangle Film Corporation a. ... David Llewelyn Wark D.W. Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director. ... Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author. ... For the British superior of the Fraternity of St Peter see Father John Emerson John Emerson (1859 – 1932) was the 17th mayor of Calgary, Alberta. ...


He met actress and businesswoman Mary Pickford at a party in 1916 and they began having an affair. In 1917, they, along with Charlie Chaplin, traveled across the U.S. by train selling war bonds. Pickford and Chaplin were then the two highest paid movie stars in Hollywood. Fairbanks set up his own production company, the Douglas Fairbanks Film Corporation. Within eighteen months of his arrival, Fairbanks' popularity and business acumen raised him up to be the third highest paid. To curtail these stars' astronomical salaries, the large studios attempted to monopolize the distributors and exhibitors. Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comedy actor. ... An American War Bonds poster from 1942 War bonds are a type of savings bond used by combatant nations to help fund a war effort. ... A movie star or film star is a celebrity who is a person known for his or her roles in motion pictures. ... Douglas Fairbanks Film Corporation is Douglas Fairbanks production company in witch he produced his own films. ... A movie studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ...


On December 1, 1918 in New Rochelle, New York, Sully won an interlocutory decree of divorce from Fairbanks, as well as custody of their son. The record of testimony referred to the co-respondent as "an unknown woman." The decree was made final March 5, 1919. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle (French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of New York in Westchester County, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with... An order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause, is called interlocutory (1913 Webster). ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


To avoid being controlled by the studios and to protect their independence, Fairbanks, Pickford, Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith formed United Artists in 1919, which created their own distributorships and gave them complete artistic control over their movies and the profits generated. The company was kept solvent in the years immediately after its formation largely from the success of Fairbanks' films. David Llewelyn Wark D.W. Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ...


Fairbanks was determined to have Pickford become his wife, but she was still married to actor Owen Moore. They were both concerned about bad publicity and the effect it could have on the moviegoing public, who might boycott their efforts at the theater should they marry each other. He finally gave her an ultimatum. She then obtained a fast divorce in the small Nevada town of Minden on March 2, 1920. Fairbanks leased the Beverly Hills mansion Grayhall and was rumoured to have used it during his courtship of Pickford. (Grayhall was subsequently owned by, among others, the financier Bernard Cornfeld.) Owen Moore (December 12, 1886 - June 9, 1939) was born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Minden is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Bernard Bernie Cornfeld (Istanbul 17 August 1927 - London 27 February 1995) was a prominent businessman and international financier who sold investments in US mutual funds. ...


The couple were married March 28, 1920, by the pastor of Temple Baptist Church, at his residence on West Fourth Street in Los Angeles. Pickford's divorce from Moore was contested by Nevada legislators, however, and the dispute was not settled until 1922. Even though the lawmakers objected to the marriage, the public went wild over the idea of "Everybody's Hero" marrying "America's Sweetheart." The couple was greeted by crowds of up to 300,000 people in London and Paris during their European honeymoon, becoming Hollywood's first celebrity marriage. is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


During the years they were married, Fairbanks and Pickford were regarded as "Hollywood Royalty," and they were famous for entertaining at their Beverly Hills estate, Pickfair. Sir Harry Lauder's nephew, Matt C. Lauder Jr., (1899-1972), a professional golfer who owned a property near Pasadena, California, taught Fairbanks to play golf. “Beverly Hills” redirects here. ... Pickfair was a Hollywood mansion named appropriately by its original residents, silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. ... Sir Harry Lauder, KBE (4 August 1870 - 26 February 1950) was a very famous Scottish entertainer, described by Sir Winston Churchill as Scotlands greatest ever ambassador! // Early Years Born Henry Lauder at 4 Bridge Street Portobello, the residence of his mother’s father, he was the eldest son of... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...

The Mark of Zorro

By 1920, Fairbanks had completed twenty-nine films (twenty-eight features and one two-reel short), which showcased his ebullient screen persona and athletic ability. By 1920, he had the inspiration of staging a new type of adventure-costume picture, a genre that was then out of favor with the public. In the The Mark of Zorro, Fairbanks combined his appealing screen persona with the new adventureous, costume element. It was a smash success and parlayed the actor into the rank of superstar. For the remainder of his career in silent films, he continued to produce and star in ever more elaborate, impressive costume movies. Fairbanks spared no expense and effort in these films, which established the standard for all future swashbucking films. This is a copyrighted poster. ... This is a copyrighted poster. ... See also: 1919 in film 1920 1921 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 28 - The Mask of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. ... The Mark of Zorro is a silent movie released in 1920 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely-known, prominent or successful in some field. ...


In 1921, he, Pickford, Chaplin, and others, helped to organize the Motion Picture Fund to assist those in the industry who could not work, or were unable to meet their bills. Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a charitable organization that offers assistance and care to those in the motion picture and television industries without resources. ...


During the first ceremony of its type, he and Pickford placed their hand and foot prints in wet cement at the newly opened Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on April 30, 1927. Fairbanks was elected first President of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences that same year, and he hosted the first Academy Awards presentation (then held as a banquet, rather than today's big ceremony). Fairbanks' also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization, founded on May 11, 1927 in California to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...

Douglas Fairbanks as the title role in Robin Hood (1922).
Douglas Fairbanks as the title role in Robin Hood (1922).

His last silent film was The Iron Mask (1929). Although Fairbanks flourished in the silent film genre, the restrictions of early sound films dulled his enthusiasm for movie-making. Also, his althletic abilities and general health began to decline at this time, in part due to years of heavy chain-smoking. He and Pickford chose to make their first talkie as a joint venture, playing Petruchio and Kate in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (1929). This film, and his subsequent sound films, were poorly received by the public. The last movie he acted in was the British production The Private Life of Don Juan (1934), after which he retired from acting. Image File history File links Fairbanks_Robin_Hood_standing_by_wall_w_sword. ... Image File history File links Fairbanks_Robin_Hood_standing_by_wall_w_sword. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Robin Hood was the first motion picture ever to make a Hollywood premiere, held at Graumans Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. ... The Man in the Iron Mask was a prisoner believed to have been held in the Bastille prison from an unknown date to his death on November 19, 1703. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... 1902 poster advertising Gaumonts sound films, depicting an optimistically vast auditorium A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Taming of the Shrew by Augustus Egg The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ...


Final Years

After he began an affair with Lady Sylvia Ashley, Fairbanks and Pickford separated in 1933. Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford divorced in 1936, with her keeping Pickfair. On March 7, 1936, in Paris, France, he and Ashley were married. Sylvia Ashley (April 1, 1904 – June 29, 1977) was an English model, actress and socialite, who was best-known for her marriages. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


He continued to be marginally involved in motion picture industry and United Artists, but his later years lacked the intense focus of his film years. His health continued to decline, and in his final years he resided at 705 Ocean Front (now Pacific Coast Highway) in Santa Monica, California, although much of his time was spent traveling abroad with Sylvia. The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ...


In December, 1939, at 56, Fairbanks had a heart attack in his sleep and died a day later at his home in Santa Monica. By some accounts, he had been obsessively working-out against medical advice, trying to regain his once-trim waistline. Fairbanks famous last words were "I've never felt better." 1 His funeral service was held at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather Church at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where he was placed in a crypt in the Great Mausoleum. Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ...


He was deeply mourned and honored by his colleagues and fans for his contributions to the film industry and Hollywood. Two years following his death, he was removed from Forest Lawn by his widow, who commissioned an elaborate marble monument for him, with long rectangular reflecting pool, raised tomb, and classic Greek architecture, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The remains of his son Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. were also interred here upon his death in 2000. Section of the dome of Florence Cathedral. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. ...


There is a witty reference to him in the David Lean film A Passage to India (set in Edwardian India) in which one of the characters performs acrobatic feats on the side of a train calling, "I am Douglas Fairbanks!" Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . ... A Passage to India is a 1984 film directed by David Lean, based on the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster. ...


1Robinson, R. (2003). Famous Last Words. New York: Workman Publishing, pg. 1. This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


Filmography

Actor

  • The Private Life of Don Juan (1934) .... Don Juan
  • Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932) .... Steve Drexel
  • Reaching for the Moon (1930) .... Larry Day
  • Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (1930) .... (episode "Welches ist ihr Typ")
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1929) .... Petruchio
  • The Iron Mask (1929) .... D'Artagnan
  • The Gaucho (1927) .... The Gaucho
  • The Black Pirate (1926) .... The Black Pirate
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (uncredited) .... Crowd extra in chariot race
  • Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925) .... Don Cesar de Vega/Zorro
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924) .... The Thief of Bagdad
  • Robin Hood (1922) .... Earl of Huntingdon/Robin Hood
  • The Three Musketeers (1921) .... D'Artagnan
  • The Nut (1921) .... Charlie Jackson
  • The Mark of Zorro (1920) .... Don Diego Vega/Señor Zorro
  • The Mollycoddle (1920) .... Richard Marshall III, IV and V
  • When the Clouds Roll by (1919) .... Daniel Boone Brown
  • His Majesty, the American (1919) .... William Brooks
  • The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919) .... Teddy Drake
  • Arizona (1918) .... Lt. Denton
  • Sic 'Em, Sam (1918) .... Democracy
  • He Comes Up Smiling (1918) .... Jerry Martin
  • Bound in Morocco (1918) .... George Travelwell
  • Say! Young Fellow (1918) .... The Young Fellow
  • Mr. Fix-It (1918) .... Dick Remington
  • Headin' South (1918) .... Headin' South
  • A Modern Musketeer (1917) .... Ned Thacker
  • Reaching for the Moon (1917) .... Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown
  • The Man from Painted Post (1917) .... 'Fancy Jim' Sherwood
  • Down to Earth (1917) .... Billy Gaynor
  • Wild and Woolly (1917) .... Jeff Hillington
  • In Again, Out Again (1917/II) .... Teddy Rutherford
  • All-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan (1917)
  • The Americano (1916) .... Blaze Derringer
  • The Matrimaniac (1916) .... Jimmie Conroy
  • American Aristocracy (1916) .... Cassius Lee
  • Manhattan Madness (1916) .... Steve O'Dare
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) (uncredited) .... Man on White Horse (French Story)
  • The Half-Breed (1916) .... Lo Dorman
  • Flirting with Fate (1916) .... Augy Holliday
  • The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) .... Coke Ennyday
  • Reggie Mixes In (1916) .... Reggie Van Deuzen
  • The Good Bad Man (1916) .... Passin' Through
  • The Habit of Happiness (1916) .... Sunny Wiggins
  • His Picture in the Papers (1916) .... Pete Prindle
  • Double Trouble (1915) .... Florian Amidon/Eugene Brassfield
  • Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)
  • The Lamb (1915) .... Gerald

Mr. ... The Man in the Iron Mask was a prisoner believed to have been held in the Bastille prison from an unknown date to his death on November 19, 1703. ... The Black Pirate is a 1926 adventure silent film shot entirely in Technicolor which tells the story of a young nobleman who infiltrates a ship full of pirates to avenge his fathers death. ... Ben-Hur is the second silent film, and first feature-length version, based on the novel Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace. ... Don Q, Son of Zorro is the 1925 sequel to the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro. ... The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 swashbuckler film which tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph. ... Robin Hood was the first motion picture ever to make a Hollywood premiere, held at Graumans Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. ... The Three Musketeers, produced in 1921, is a silent movie based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Stanley is a town on on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. ... The Mark of Zorro is a silent movie released in 1920 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... The Mollycoddle is a 1920 film by Victor Fleming. ... When the Clouds Roll by is a 1919 film by Victor Fleming and Theodore Reed. ... Intolerance is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith in 1916. ...

Producer

  • Crime Over London (1936) (producer)
  • Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932) (producer)
  • Reaching for the Moon (1930) (producer) (uncredited)
  • The Iron Mask (1929) (producer)
  • The Gaucho (1927) (producer)
  • The Black Pirate (1926) (producer)
  • Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925) (producer)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924) (producer)
  • Robin Hood (1922) (producer)
  • The Three Musketeers (1921) (producer)
  • The Nut (1921) (producer)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1920) (executive producer)
  • When the Clouds Roll by (1919) (producer)
  • His Majesty, the American (1919) (producer)
  • The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919) (producer)
  • Arizona (1918) (producer)
  • He Comes Up Smiling (1918) (producer)
  • Bound in Morocco (1918) (producer)
  • Say! Young Fellow (1918) (producer)
  • Mr. Fix-It (1918) (producer)
  • Headin' South (1918) (producer)
  • A Modern Affair (1917) (producer)
  • Reaching for the Moon (1917) (producer)
  • Down to Earth (1917) (producer)
  • In Again, Out Again (1917/II) (producer)

Writer

  • Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932) (story) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Iron Mask (1929) (also story) (also titles) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Gaucho (1927) (story) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Black Pirate (1926) (story) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924) (as Elton Thomas) (story)
  • Robin Hood (1922) (story) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Three Musketeers (1921)
  • The Nut (1921) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1920) (scenario) (uncredited)
  • The Mollycoddle (1920) (uncredited)
  • When the Clouds Roll by (1919) (story) (uncredited)
  • His Majesty, the American (1919) (as Elton Banks) (scenario)
  • The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919) (as Elton Banks) (story) (as Elton Banks)
  • Arizona (1918)
  • Bound in Morocco (1918) (also story) (as Elton Thomas)
  • The Man from Painted Post (1917) (scenario)
  • Down to Earth (1917) (story)
  • The Good Bad Man (1916)

Director

  • Around the World in 80 Minutes with Douglas Fairbanks (1931) (as Douglas Fairbanks Sr.)
  • Arizona (1918)

Trivia

  • Fairbanks celebrated youth and vitality, and said he hoped he wouldn't live to see fifty.

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Fairbanks has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard and one for television at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard.
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