Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas
1901 - 1981

Melvyn Douglas  American Actor


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Melvyn Douglas was previously married to Helen Gahagan (1931 - 1980) and Rosalind Hightower (1925 - 1930).


American Actor Melvyn Douglas was born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg on 5th April, 1901 in Macon, Georgia, USA and passed away on 4th Aug 1981 New York City, New York, USA aged 80. He is most remembered for The Changeling. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Melvyn Douglas was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Claudette Colbert in The Wiser Sex (1932), Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939), Katharine Hepburn in The Sea of Grass (1947) and Lupe Velez in The Broken Wing (1932).

Melvyn Douglas is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 50 years, 5 months 28 years, 2 months 6 years
Total2 50 years, 5 months 28 years, 2 months 6 years


First Name Melvyn
Middle Name Edouard
Last Name Douglas
Full Name at Birth Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg
Alternative Name Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, Melvyn Douglas
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1901
Birthplace Macon, Georgia, USA
Died 4th August, 1981
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia And Cardiac Complications
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Changeling
Year(s) Active 1927–1981
Official Websites,
Father Edouard Gregory Hesselberg
Mother Lena Priscilla Shackelford
Friend Ronald Reagan

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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Melvyn Douglas80 AriesActor
Helen Gahagan79 SagittariusActress
Rosalind Hightower-Spouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Melvyn GregoryMale28th January, 192695 years oldRosalind Hightower
PeterMale193388 years oldHelen Gahagan
Mary HelenFemale193883 years oldHelen Gahagan


Ghost Story1981John JaffreyMovie
The Hot Touch1981Max ReichMovie
Tell Me a Riddle1980DavidMovie
The Changeling1980Senator CarmichaelMovie
Being There1979Benjamin RandMovie
The Seduction of Joe Tynan1979Senator BirneyMovie
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977Zachariah GuthrieMovie
Intimate Strangers1977Donald's FatherTV Movie
ABC Weekend Specials1977Grandpa DocTV Show
The Tenant1976Monsieur ZyMovie
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin1974Benjamin FranklinTV Show
Murder or Mercy1974Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killingTV Movie
The Death Squad1974Police Captain Earl KreskiTV Movie
The Going Up of David Lev1973GrandfatherTV Movie
The Candidate1972John J. McKayMovie
Two Is a Happy Number1972Joseph ProvoMovie
Circle of Fear1972GrandpaTV Show
Death Takes a Holiday1971Judge Earl ChapmanTV Movie
I Never Sang for My Father1970Tom GarrisonMovie
Hunters Are for Killing1970Keller FloranTV Movie
The Choice1969TV Movie
Companions in Nightmare1968Dr. Lawrence Strelson - a psychiatristTV Movie
Hotel1967Warren TrentMovie
The Crucible1967Governor DanforthTV Movie
CBS Playhouse1967Peter SchermannTV Show
Lamp at Midnight1966Galileo GalileiTV Movie
Rapture1965Frederick LarbaudMovie
Inherit the Wind1965Henry DrummondTV Movie
Once Upon a Tractor1965MartinShort Film
Advance to the Rear1964Col. Claude BrackenburyMovie
The Americanization of Emily1964Admiral William JessupMovie
NET Playhouse1964TV Show
A Very Close Family1964FatherTV Movie
Hud1963Homer BannonMovie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Pat KonkeTV Show
The Fugitive1963Dr. Mark RyderTV Show
Billy Budd1962The Dansker - SailmakerMovie
Ben Casey1961Burton StrangTV Show
Sunday Showcase1959Mark TwainTV Show
Kraft Mystery Theater1959TV Show
Our American Heritage1959Mark TwainTV Show
Frontier Justice1958HostTV Show
Playhouse 901956Ansel Gibbs, Gen. Parker, StalinTV Show
The Alcoa Hour1955Charles Turner, Jim ConwayTV Show
Windows1955TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Professor Arthur BarrisTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953Census Taker, Dr. Victor Payson, NarratorTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952George MannersTV Show
Steve Randall1952Steve RandallTV Show
My Forbidden Past1951Paul BeaurevelMovie
Goodyear Playhouse1951Ira SterlingTV Show
Celanese Theatre1951Archduke Rudolph von HapsburgTV Show
On the Loose1951Frank BradleyMovie
Betty Crocker Star Matinee1951TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950James StricklandTV Show
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1950Eugene Morgan, Martin Luther CooperTV Show
Starlight Theatre1950TV Show
A Woman's Secret1949Luke JordanMovie
The Great Sinner1949Armand de GlasseMovie
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House1948Bill ColeMovie
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948Richard GordonTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Stefan BrandTV Show
The Ed Sullivan Show1948Griffith P. Hastings, SpoffordTV Show
My Own True Love1948Clive HeathMovie
The Sea of Grass1947Brice ChamberlainMovie
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
The Guilt of Janet Ames1947Smithfield 'Smitty' CobbMovie
Lights Out1946TV Show
Three Hearts for Julia1943Jeff SeabrookMovie
They All Kissed the Bride1942Michael HolmesMovie
We Were Dancing1942Nikki PraxMovie
A Woman's Face1941Dr. Gustaf SegertMovie
That Uncertain Feeling1941Larry BakerMovie
Two-Faced Woman1941Larry BlakeMovie
Our Wife1941Jerome 'Jerry' MarvinMovie
Third Finger, Left Hand1940Jeff ThompsonMovie
This Thing Called Love1940Tice CollinsMovie
Too Many Husbands1940Henry LowndesMovie
He Stayed for Breakfast1940Paul BolietMovie
Tell No Tales1939Michael CassidyMovie
Good Girls Go to Paris1939Ronald BrookeMovie
The Amazing Mr. Williams1939Police Lieutenant Kenny WilliamsMovie
That Certain Age1938Vincent BullittMovie
The Shining Hour1938Henry LindenMovie
Arsène Lupin Returns1938Rene FarrandMovie
Fast Company1938Joel SloaneMovie
The Toy Wife1938George SartorisMovie
There's Always a Woman1938William 'Bill' ReardonMovie
There's That Woman Again1938William 'Bill' ReardonMovie
Angel1937Anthony HaltonMovie
Captains Courageous1937Mr. CheyneMovie
I Met Him in Paris1937George PotterMovie
I'll Take Romance1937James GuthrieMovie
Women of Glamour1937Richard 'Dick' StarkMovie
The Gorgeous Hussy1936John RandolphMovie
Theodora Goes Wild1936Michael GrantMovie
And So They Were Married1936Stephen BlakeMovie
Annie Oakley1935Jeff HogarthMovie
Mary Burns, Fugitive1935Barton PowellMovie
She Married Her Boss1935Richard BarclayMovie
The Lone Wolf Returns1935Michael LanyardMovie
The People's Enemy1935George R. 'Traps' StuartMovie
Dangerous Corner1934Charles StantonMovie
Woman in the Dark1934Tony RobsonMovie
Counsellor at Law1933Roy DarwinMovie
The Vampire Bat1933Karl BrettschneiderMovie
Nagana1933Dr. Walter TradnorMovie
As You Desire Me1932Count Bruno VarelliMovie
Prestige1932Capt. Andre VerlaineMovie
The Old Dark House1932PenderelMovie
The Wiser Sex1932David RolfeMovie
The Broken Wing1932Philip 'Phil' MarvinMovie
Tonight or Never1931Jim FletcherMovie
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