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Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas
Personal information
Birth nameMelvyn Edouard Hesselberg
Birth dateApril 5, 1901
Place of birthMacon, Georgia, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 4, 1981(age 80)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1930 1981
SpouseRosalind Hightower (divorced; 1 son)
Helen Gahagan (her death; 1 son, 1 daughter)

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Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor.

Coming to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man (perhaps best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka), Douglas later transitioned into more mature and fatherly roles as in his Academy Award-winning performances in Hud (1963) and Being There (1979).

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