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Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr.

James Ross Moore

in American National Biography Online


Published online April 2001 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1803580

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Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr. (09 December 1909–07 May 2000), actor, was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr., in New York, the only child of Douglas Fairbanks, an actor, and Anna Beth Sully Fairbanks. At first because of the demands of his father's career and after his parents' 1918 divorce because of his mother's international lifestyle, Fairbanks never stayed in one school longer than two years, his time largely divided between New York and Hollywood (he completed eighth grade at Pasadena Polytechnic); later he was privately tutored in Paris....

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Subjects: Film

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