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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka 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). 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Melvyn Douglas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
April 5, 1901, Macon, Georgia, USA
August 4, 1981
1932 The Old Dark HouseRoger Penderel 1937 Captains CourageousFrank Burton Cheyne 1939 NinotchkaCount Leon d'Algout 1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseBill Cole 1962 Billy BuddThe Dansker, Sailmaker 1963 HudHomer Bannon 1964 The Americanization of EmilyAdm. William Jessup 1967 HotelWarren Trent 1972 The CandidateJohn J. McKay 1976 The TenantMonsieur Zy 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II(archive footage) 1977 Twilight's Last GleamingZachariah Guthrie 1979 Being ThereBenjamin Rand 1980 The ChangelingSenator Carmichael 1981 Ghost StoryDr. John JaffreyLimited to the 15 most popular items