Ten fun facts about Melvyn Douglas

Fact 1
Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg was born on April 5, 1901 (died August 4, 1981) and is better knows as Melvyn Douglas.

Fact 2
He is one of the 9 actors who have won all three awards, the Oscar, Emmy and Tony; collectively labeled the Triple Crowns of Acting.

Fact 3
Melvyn rose to prominence in the 1930's as the dashing leading man, best known for this performance in the romantic comedy Ninotchka.

Fact 4
He also wrote an autobiography, 'See you at the movies in 1987.

Fact 5
Douglas served as a director of the Arts Council in the Office of civilian defense during the First World War and later served in the United States Army.

Fact 6
As a teenager, Melvyn Douglas developed his acting skills in Shakespearen repertory and also established an outdoor theatre in Chicago.

Fact 7
His career in theatre, film and television stretched over a long period of time, from his Broadway role in Tonight or Never in which he starred along with Helen Gahagan, who he eventually married, until just before his death.

Fact 8
Melvyn Douglas portrayed the roles of older men and fatherly figures, as he grew older in movies like Hud, which won him his first Acedemic Award for Best supporting Actor.

Fact 9
His last screen performance was in Ghost Story and his last role in the film The Hot Touch, was left unfinished.

Fact 10
Melvyn Douglas is credited with 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for his performance in movies at 6423 Hollywood Blvd and one for television at 6601 Hollywood Blvd.

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Short about Melvyn Douglas
Was a renowned American Actor.

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