Douglas Fairbanks( American film actor.)
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Biography Douglas Fairbanks
Real name - Douglas ELTA Thomas Ullmann
Born May 23, 1883 in Denver (pc. Colorado). In New York in conjunction with attempts to start a career as stage actor worked for a brokerage firm on Wall Street was trading ironmongery. The first experience of playing in the theater was at age 17 in Richmond (pc. Virginia), after which he managed to play several major roles, and on the Broadway stage. Career Fairbanks in New York contributed to producer William A. Brady, concluded a five-year contract with the actor. In 1915, Fairbanks sailed from New York to Hollywood, where he had a screen debut in the film D. Griffith. Two years later, Fairbanks founded his own company, and in 1919, with Charles Chaplin, M. Pickford, Griffith and Charles Ray, became the founder of the company 'United Artists'. The famous smile and impressive athletic made Fairbanks one of the most popular actors of the era. Of particular fame he brought such films as The Three Musketeers (The Three Musketeers), The Thief of Bagdad (The Thief of Bagdad), in the Iron Mask (The Man in the Iron Mask) and The Mark of Zorro (The Mark of Zorro). In 1934, he ceased to be removed, and four years later announced the establishment of the London production company 'Fairbanks International'. Fairbanks had been married three times (at Bette Sally, Mary Pickford and Lady Ashley). His son, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., also became a famous actor. Fairbanks died in Santa Monica (pc. California) December 12, 1939.