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Melvyn Douglas, American actor. Recipient Tony award for best actor on Broadway, 1960. Member follow-up program White House Conference on Children in a Democracy,; member of national committee La Guardia-Norris Independent Voters Comm.; Served from private to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Member Players, Screen Actors Guild (director), Reserve Officers Assn.

Background

Douglas, Melvyn was born on April 5, 1901 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of Edouard G. and Lena (Shackelford) Hesselberg.

Education

Began as actor, 1919. Appeared in stock with Jessie Bonstelle. Played in Free Soul, Jealousy, Tonight or Never, New York City.

Motion pictures include: As You Desire Me, She Married Her Boss, others. Appeared in Time Out for Ginger, Broadway, cross country tour and Australia, 1953-1955. Co-producer ex-G.I. hit mus. review Call Me Mister.

Actor, producer, director (motion pictures) Blandings Builds His Dream House, 1947, The Great Sinner, 1948, Carriage Entrance, 1949, On the Loose, 1951, Billy Budd, 1962, Hud, 1963 (recipient Academy award for best supporting actor 1963). The Americanization of Emily, 1964. Appeared in Rapture, 1965, Hotel, 1967, I Never Sang For My Father (nominated for Academy award), 1970, One Is A Lonely Number, The Candidate, 1972, The Tenant, 1976, That’s Entertainment, Part 2, 1976, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, 1977.

Also (stage shows) Two Blind Mice, 1949, Bird Cage, 1950, Let Me Hear the Melody, 1951. Little Blue Light, 1951. Glad Tidings, 1951-1952.

Inherit the Wind, 1955-1956. Waltz of the Toreadors, New York City and on tour. The Gang’s All Here, 1959-1960.

The Best Man, 1960-1961. Appeared in Do Not Go Gentle Into the Night, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1967, Spofford, on Broadway, 1967-1968.

Career

Played in Free Soul, Jealousy, Tonight or Never, New York City. Review Call Me Mister. Actor, producer, dir.

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Membership

Member follow-up program White House Conference on Children in a Democracy. Member of national committee La Guardia-Norris Independent Voters Comm. Served from private to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Member Players, Screen Actors Guild (director), Reserve Officers Assn.

Connections

Married Helen Gahagan, April. Children: Gregory, Peter Gahagan, Mary Helen.

father:
Edouard G. Hesselberg

mother:
Lena (Shackelford) Hesselberg

spouse:
Helen Gahagan

children:
Gregory Douglas

Peter Gahagan Douglas

Mary Helen Douglas