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Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn DouglasAKA Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg

Born: 5-Apr-1901
Birthplace: Macon, GA
Died: 4-Aug-1981
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Being There

Military service: US Army (WWI and WWII, 1942-46, Maj.)

Father: Edouard G. Douglas
Mother: Lena Shackelford
Wife: Helen Gahagan (actress, politician, m. 5-Apr-1931, d. 28-Jun-1980, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Gregory Douglas (father of Illeana Douglas, b. 1920)
Son: Peter Gahagan (b. 1933)
Daughter: Mary Helen (b. 1938)

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1964 for Hud
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1980 for Being There
    Golden Globe 1980 for Being There
    Emmy 1968 for Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
    Tony 1960 for The Best Man
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6601 Hollywood Blvd. (television)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6423 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Scottish Ancestry

    Ghost Story (15-Dec-1981) · John Jaffrey
    The Hot Touch (Sep-1981)
    Tell Me a Riddle (15-Dec-1980)
    The Changeling (28-Mar-1980)
    Being There (19-Dec-1979) · Benjamin Turnbull Rand
    The Seduction of Joe Tynan (17-Aug-1979) · Sen. Birney
    Intimate Strangers (11-Nov-1977) · Donald's Father
    Twilight's Last Gleaming (9-Feb-1977)
    Le Locataire (26-May-1976)
    The Candidate (29-Jun-1972)
    One Is a Lonely Number (19-Jun-1972)
    Death Takes a Holiday (23-Oct-1971)
    I Never Sang for My Father (18-Oct-1970) · Tom Garrison
    Hotel (19-Jan-1967) · Trent
    Rapture (23-Aug-1965)
    The Americanization of Emily (27-Oct-1964) · Adm. William Jessup
    Advance to the Rear (15-Apr-1964)
    Hud (28-May-1963) · Homer Bannon
    Billy Budd (12-Nov-1962) · The Dansker
    My Forbidden Past (25-Apr-1951) · Paul Beaurevel
    The Great Sinner (29-Jun-1949) · Armand De Glasse
    A Woman's Secret (5-Mar-1949) · Luke Jordan
    My Own True Love (2-Feb-1949)
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (25-Mar-1948) · Bill Cole
    The Guilt of Janet Ames (6-Mar-1947) · Smithfield Cobb
    The Sea of Grass (27-Feb-1947) · Brice Chamberlain
    Three Hearts for Julia (21-May-1943)
    They All Kissed the Bride (11-Jun-1942) · Michael Holmes
    We Were Dancing (30-Apr-1942) · Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang Prax
    Two-Faced Woman (Nov-1941) · Larry Blake
    Our Wife (4-Aug-1941) · Jerry Marvin
    A Woman's Face (15-May-1941) · Dr. Gustaf Segert
    That Uncertain Feeling (17-Apr-1941) · Larry
    This Thing Called Love (20-Dec-1940)
    Third Finger, Left Hand (11-Oct-1940) · Jeff Thompson
    He Stayed for Breakfast (31-Aug-1940)
    Too Many Husbands (7-Mar-1940) · Henry Lowndes
    The Amazing Mr. Williams (22-Nov-1939)
    Ninotchka (6-Oct-1939) · Leon
    Good Girls Go to Paris (20-Jun-1939)
    Tell No Tales (12-May-1939)
    The Shining Hour (18-Nov-1938) · Henry Linden
    That Certain Age (7-Oct-1938)
    Fast Company (5-Jul-1938) · Joel Sloane
    The Toy Wife (10-Jun-1938) · George Sartoris
    There's Always a Woman (20-Apr-1938) · William Reardon
    Arsène Lupin Returns (25-Feb-1938) · Rene Farrand -- Arsène Lupin
    I'll Take Romance (17-Nov-1937) · James Guthrie
    Angel (29-Oct-1937) · Anthony Halton
    I Met Him in Paris (28-May-1937)
    Captains Courageous (11-May-1937) · Mr. Cheyne
    Theodora Goes Wild (5-Nov-1936) · Michael Grant
    The Gorgeous Hussy (28-Aug-1936) · John Randolph of Roanoke
    And So They Were Married (10-May-1936) · Stephen Blake
    The Lone Wolf Returns (31-Dec-1935)
    Annie Oakley (15-Nov-1935) · Jeff Hogarth
    Mary Burns, Fugitive (9-Nov-1935)
    She Married Her Boss (19-Sep-1935) · Richard Barclay
    Dangerous Corner (4-Dec-1934) · Charles
    Woman in the Dark (9-Nov-1934)
    Counsellor at Law (7-Dec-1933)
    The Vampire Bat (10-Jan-1933) · Karl Brettschneider
    The Old Dark House (20-Oct-1932) · Roger Penderel
    As You Desire Me (28-May-1932) · Count Bruno Varelli
    The Wiser Sex (15-Mar-1932)
    Prestige (12-Jan-1932) · Lt. Andre Verlaine
    Tonight or Never (17-Dec-1931)

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