Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

Movie Actor

Birthday May 23, 1883

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Colorado

DEATH DATE Dec 12, 1939 (56)

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Silent screen idol who starred in the 1920 film, The Mark of Zorro and hosted the first Oscars Ceremony. His other credits include The Thief of Bagdad and Robin Hood.

Before Fame

He had many interests, including painting, sculpting and business.


He was the 'silent screen' father of his 'talking pictures' son, actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr..

Family Life

His marriage to actress Mary Pickford in 1920 made them Hollywood's first celebrity couple.

Associated With

He was known as the 'King of Hollywood' before the title was given to Clark Gable.