Melvyn Douglas

Actor
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Melvyn Douglas 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... read more

Melvyn Douglas 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). In the last few years of his life Douglas appeared in films with supernatural stories involving ghosts. Douglas appeared as "Senator Joseph Carmichael" in The Changeling in 1980 and Ghost Story in 1981 in his final completed film role.

Birth Name

Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg

Born

Friday, 05 April 1901

Died

Tuesday, 04 August 1981

Actor Filmography

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss Roger Penderel 2010
Disco and Atomic War Count Leon d'Algout (archive footage) 2009
How the West Was Lost Homer Bannon 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Penderel 2007
Billy Wilder Speaks Self 2006
Garbo Leon 2005
The Naked Archaeologist Brettschneider 2005
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream Self 1998
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to Self / (archive footage) 1990
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Self / (archive footage) 1988
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss Roger Penderel 2010
Disco and Atomic War Count Leon d'Algout (archive footage) 2009
How the West Was Lost Homer Bannon 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Penderel 2007
Billy Wilder Speaks Self 2006
Garbo Leon 2005
The Naked Archaeologist Brettschneider 2005
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream Self 1998
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to Self / (archive footage) 1990
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Self / (archive footage) 1988
Horrible Horror Karl Brettschneider 1986
The Hot Touch Max Reich 1982
Ghost Story John Jaffrey / Dr. John Jaffrey 1981
Tell Me a Riddle David 1980
The Changeling Senator Carmichael 1980
Being There Benjamin Rand 1979
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Senator Birney 1979
Intimate Strangers 1977
Twilight's Last Gleaming Zachariah Guthrie 1977
ABC Weekend Specials Grandpa Doc 1977
The Tenant Monsieur Zy 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Leon / (archive footage) 1976
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin / Stateman Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Stateman Benjamin Franklin 1974
Murder or Mercy Dr. Paul Harelson / Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing 1974
The Death Squad Police Captain Earl Kreski 1974
The Candidate John J. McKay 1972
One is a Lonely Number Joseph Provo 1972
Circle of Fear Grandpa 1972
Hollywood: The Dream Factory Self - film clips 1972
Death Takes a Holiday Judge Earl Chapman 1971
I Never Sang for My Father Tom Garrison 1970
Hunters Are for Killing Keller Floran 1970
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
Companions in Nightmare Dr. Lawrence Strelson / Dr. Lawrence Strelson - a psychiatrist 1968
The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968
The Crucible Governor Danforth / Deputy Governor Danforth 1967
CBS Playhouse Peter Schermann 1967
Hotel Warren Trent 1967
Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond 1965
Once Upon a Tractor Martin 1965
Rapture Frederick Larbaud 1965
The Americanization of Emily Admiral William Jessup / Adm. William Jessup 1964
The Big Parade of Comedy Leon / (archive footage) 1964
Advance to the Rear Col. Claude Brackenbury 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Pat Konke 1963
The Fugitive Dr. Mark Ryder 1963
Hud Homer Bannon 1963
Billy Budd The Dansker - Sailmaker / The Dansker, Sailmaker 1962
Ben Casey Burton Strang 1961
Our American Heritage Mark Twain 1959
Sunday Showcase Mark Twain 1959
The Garry Moore Show Self - Guest 1958
Frontier Justice Host 1958
Playhouse 90 Ansel Gibbs, Gen. Parker, Howard Hoagland, Self - Host, Stalin 1956
The Alcoa Hour Charles Turner, Jim Conway 1955
MGM Parade Leon, Mr. Cheyne, (archive footage) 1955
The United States Steel Hour Census Taker / Narrator, Dr. Victor Payson 1953
General Electric Theater Professor Arthur Barris 1953
The Ford Television Theatre George Manners 1952
I've Got a Secret Self - Guest 1952
Steve Randall Steve Randall 1952
The Name's the Same Self - Contestant 1951
Goodyear Playhouse Ira Sterling 1951
Celanese Theatre Archduke Rudolph von Hapsburg 1951
On the Loose Frank Bradley 1951
My Forbidden Past Paul Beaurevel 1951
The Cinematographer Self - film clip 1951
Showtime, U.S.A. Self 1950
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Eugene Morgan, Martin Luther Cooper 1950
Lux Video Theatre James Strickland 1950
The Arthur Murray Party Self, Self - Actor 1950
Your Show of Shows Self - Guest Host, Self - Guest Performer 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Guest Panelist, Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Great Sinner Armand de Glasse 1949
A Woman's Secret Luke Jordan 1949
Studio One Stefan Brand 1948
Repertory Theatre Richard Gordon 1948
My Own True Love Clive Heath 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Griffith P. Hastings, Self, Spofford 1948
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Bill Cole 1948
The Guilt of Janet Ames Smithfield 'Smitty' Cobb 1947
The Sea of Grass Brice Chamberlain 1947
Three Hearts for Julia Jeff Seabrook 1943
They All Kissed the Bride Michael Holmes / Michael 'Mike' Holmes 1942
We Were Dancing Nikki Prax / Nicholas Prax 1942
Two-Faced Woman Larry Blake / Lawrence 'Larry' Blake 1941
Our Wife Jerome 'Jerry' Marvin 1941
A Woman's Face Dr. Gustaf Segert 1941
That Uncertain Feeling Larry Baker 1941
This Thing Called Love Tice Collins 1941
Third Finger, Left Hand Jeff Thompson 1940
He Stayed for Breakfast Paul Boliet 1940
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself / Self 1940
Too Many Husbands Henry Lowndes 1940
The Amazing Mr. Williams Police Lieutenant Kenny Williams / Kenny Williams 1939
Ninotchka Count Leon d'Algout / Leon 1939
From the Ends of the Earth Self 1939
Good Girls Go to Paris Ronald Brooke 1939
Tell No Tales Michael Cassidy 1939
There's That Woman Again William 'Bill' Reardon 1938
The Shining Hour Henry Linden 1938
That Certain Age Vincent Bullitt 1938
Fast Company Joel Sloane 1938
The Toy Wife George Sartoris 1938
There's Always a Woman William 'Bill' Reardon / William H. Reardon 1938
Arsène Lupin Returns Rene Farrand / Rene Farrand aka Arsene Lupin 1938
I'll Take Romance James Guthrie 1937
Angel Anthony Halton / Anthony 'Tony' Halton 1937
I Met Him in Paris George Potter 1937
Captains Courageous Mr. Cheyne / Frank Burton Cheyne 1937
Women of Glamour Richard 'Dick' Stark 1937
Theodora Goes Wild Michael Grant 1936
The Gorgeous Hussy John Randolph 1936
And So They Were Married Stephen Blake 1936
The Lone Wolf Returns Michael Lanyard 1935
Mary Burns, Fugitive Barton Powell 1935
Annie Oakley Jeff Hogarth 1935
She Married Her Boss Richard Barclay 1935
People's Enemy George R. 'Traps' Stuart 1935
Woman in the Dark Tony Robson 1934
Dangerous Corner Charles Stanton 1934
Counsellor at Law Roy Darwin 1933
Nagana Dr. Walter Tradnor 1933
The Vampire Bat Karl Brettschneider 1933
The Old Dark House Roger Penderel / Penderel 1932
As You Desire Me Count Bruno Varelli 1932
The Broken Wing Philip 'Phil' Marvin 1932
The Wiser Sex David Rolfe 1932
Prestige Capt. Andre Verlaine 1931
Tonight or Never Jim Fletcher 1931
1980 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1980 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1971 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1971 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Won
1966 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1964 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
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