Melvyn Douglas

1901 - 1981

Melvyn Douglas

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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melvyn Douglas has received more than 990,362 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,898th most popular actor.

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  • 5.26

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Among actors, Melvyn Douglas ranks 1,872 out of 8,832Before him are Joel Grey, Rajesh Khanna, Sela Ward, David Ogden Stiers, Anne Heche, and Josh Radnor. After him are Dan Hedaya, Anthony Quayle, Sibel Kekilli, Cecilia Roth, Mathieu Amalric, and Marion Lorne.

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Among people born in 1901, Melvyn Douglas ranks 122Before him are Hellmuth Stieff, Karl-August Fagerholm, Mikhail Romm, Maurice Evans, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, and Antal Szerb. After him are Stanisław Mikołajczyk, Nina Bari, Umberto Caligaris, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Rose Ausländer, and Mario Scelba. Among people deceased in 1981, Melvyn Douglas ranks 84Before him are Glauber Rocha, Nelson Algren, Norman Taurog, Paul Anspach, Mostafa Chamran, and Edvard Kocbek. After him are Mariama Bâ, Edith Head, Zdeněk Burian, Bobby Sands, Claude Auchinleck, and Mohammad Beheshti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 3,250 out of 12,171Before him are George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), David Ogden Stiers (1942), Anne Heche (1969), Johnny Appleseed (1774), Kenny Clarke (1914), and Josh Radnor (1974). After him are Dan Hedaya (1940), Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Kenny G (1956), Gary Snyder (1930), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), and Richard Mentor Johnson (1780).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 895Before him are Julianna Margulies (1966), Joel Grey (1932), Sela Ward (1956), David Ogden Stiers (1942), Anne Heche (1969), and Josh Radnor (1974). After him are Dan Hedaya (1940), Marion Lorne (1883), Amber Heard (1986), Sarah Paulson (1974), Jack Klugman (1922), and Stefanie Powers (1942).