Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

American actor and United States naval officer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., KBE, DSC (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor, producer and decorated naval officer of World War II. He is best known for starring in such films as The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gunga Din (1939) and The Corsican Brothers (1941). He was the son of actor Douglas Fairbanks and was once married to Joan Crawford.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Fairbanks in 1973, by Allan Warren
Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr.

(1909-12-09)December 9, 1909
DiedMay 7, 2000(2000-05-07) (aged 90)
New York City, U.S.
  • Actor
  • producer
  • naval officer
Years active1916–1997
(m. 1929; div. 1933)
Mary Lee Epling
(m. 1939; died 1988)
Vera Shelton
(m. 1991)
Parent(s)Douglas Fairbanks
Anna Beth Sully
RelativesJack Whiting (stepfather)
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1941–1954
Rank Captain
UnitBeach Jumpers
Battles/warsWorld War II
Awards Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Italian War Cross
Legion of Honour
Croix de Guerre
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Honorary)
Distinguished Service Cross (UK)