Douglas Fairbanks

1883 - 1939

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Douglas Elton Fairbanks Sr. (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor and filmmaker, best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films. One of the biggest stars of the silent era, Fairbanks was referred to as "The King of Hollywood". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Fairbanks has received more than 3,445,187 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Douglas Fairbanks is the 385th most popular actor (up from 588th in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,090th in 2019) and the 187th most popular American Actor.

Douglas Fairbanks was an actor and producer who became a major star of the silent film era. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in such films as The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, and The Thief of Bagdad.

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Among actors, Douglas Fairbanks ranks 385 out of 13,578Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Giancarlo Giannini, George Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Joan Fontaine, and Ray Liotta. After him are Bradley Cooper, Jack Palance, Anne Bancroft, Chow Yun-fat, Hattie McDaniel, and Kevin Bacon.

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Among people born in 1883, Douglas Fairbanks ranks 31Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Celâl Bayar, Wang Jingwei, Andrey Vyshinsky, Napoleon Hill, and Angela Hitler. After him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Peter Kürten, Mohammed Nadir Shah, A. S. Neill, Nina Ricci, and Alexander Yegorov. Among people deceased in 1939, Douglas Fairbanks ranks 15Before him are James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, Philipp Scheidemann, Anton Makarenko, Karl Radek, and Matthias Sindelar. After him are Edward Sapir, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Antonio Machado, Louis Wain, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Ambroise Vollard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Fairbanks ranks 693 out of 20,380Before him are Joseph Barbera (1911), George Kennedy (1925), David Bohm (1992), Irwin Shaw (1913), Burgess Meredith (1907), and Ray Liotta (1954). After him are Bradley Cooper (1975), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Jack Palance (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Anne Bancroft (1931), and Cyndi Lauper (1953).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Douglas Fairbanks ranks 187Before him are F. Murray Abraham (1939), Jane Russell (1921), Lana Turner (1921), George Kennedy (1925), Burgess Meredith (1907), and Ray Liotta (1954). After him are Bradley Cooper (1975), Jack Palance (1919), Anne Bancroft (1931), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Kevin Bacon (1958), and Sally Field (1946).

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