"The man that's out to do something has to keep in high gear all the time."
NAME: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Producer
BIRTH DATE: May 23, 1883
DEATH DATE: December 12, 1939
EDUCATION: Colorado School of Mines, East Denver High School
PLACE OF BIRTH: Denver, Colorado
PLACE OF DEATH: Santa Monica, California
ORIGINALLY: Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman
AKA: Elton Thomas
Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Slent-film star was born on May 23, 1883, in Denver, Colorado. A popular Broadway actor, Fairbanks made his first film for D.W. Griffith in 1915 (The Lamb). In the 1920s, Fairbanks played swashbucklers like Robin Hood and Zorro, and won the heart and hand of fellow screen idol Mary Pickford. Along with Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith, the couple launched the independent studio United Artists in 1919. Following his third marriage in 1936, to Lady Sylvia Ashley, Fairbanks retired from acting. He died of a heart attack in 1939.
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