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      Paul Douglas

      Paul Douglas

      Highest Rated: 100% A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 40% We're Not Married (1952)

      Birthday: Apr 11, 1907

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      With his husky build and gruff delivery, actor Paul Douglas was an unlikely choice for a leading man in 1950s Hollywood. A one-time professional footballer and radio sports commentator, Douglas began his acting career on the Broadway stage, earning rave reviews for his performance as tycoon Harry Brock in the original 1946 production of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday." He quickly made the transition to feature films in 1949, appearing as the pragmatic Porter Hollingsway in director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's witty social comedy "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949). But Douglas found his true niche in baseball films, and drew upon its explosive personalities to essay loud-mouthed yet ultimately good-natured characters such as catcher Monk Lanigan (1949's "It Happens Every Spring") and manager "Guffy" McGovern (1951's "Angels in the Outfield"). While he continued to be a popular draw for moviegoers well into the 1950s, Douglas made his biggest impact on television later in his career, with memorable guest appearances on programs like "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," among others. On September 11, 1959, just days after being cast as Jeff Sheldrake on director Billy Wilder's classic 1960 comedy "The Apartment," Paul Douglas died of a heart attack. Douglas's part ultimately went to actor Fred MacMurray.

      Highest rated movies

      The Solid Gold Cadillac
      Executive Suite
      A Letter to Three Wives
      Panic in the Streets
      It Happens Every Spring
      The Maggie
      Angels in the Outfield
      Clash by Night

      Photos

      CLASH BY NIGHT, Paul Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, 1952. EXECUTIVE SUITE, (from bottom left) Nina Foch, Louis Calhern, June Allyson, William Holden, Paul Douglas, Fredric March, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters, Dean Jagger, 1954 THE BIG LIFT, Paul Douglas, 1950, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE BIG LIFT, Paul Douglas, 1950, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright GREEN FIRE, from left: Paul Douglas (far left, fedora), Grace Kelly (black blouse), Robert Tafur (monk), 1954 ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD, from left, Pat Flaherty, Ed Randolph, Paul Douglas, Paul Salata, 1951 CLASH BY NIGHT, from left: Paul Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, 1952 CLASH BY NIGHT, from left: Paul Douglas, Deborah Stewart, 1952 EVERYBODY DOES IT, Paul Douglas, 1949, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved CLASH BY NIGHT, Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, 1952. EVERYBODY DOES IT, Linda Darnell, Paul Douglas, 1949, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC, Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, 1956 CLASH BY NIGHT, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, 1952. THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC, Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, 1956 WE'RE NOT MARRIED!, Paul Douglas, 1952 THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC, Paul Douglas, Judy Holliday, 1956 PANIC IN THE STREETS, Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, 1950. TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. NEVER WAVE AT A WAC, Paul Douglas, 1952 PANIC IN THE STREETS, Paul Douglas, Richard Widmark, Alexis Minotis, 1950. TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. PANIC IN THE STREETS, Paul Douglas, Richard Widmark, 1950. TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Deputy Marshal Hobbs (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 54% The Mating Game Sidney "Pop" Larkin (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 45% This Could Be the Night Rocco (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau James Chris Nolan (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 7% The Gamma People Mike Wilson (Character) - 1956
      100% 72% The Solid Gold Cadillac Edward L. McKeever (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leather Saint Gus MacAuliffe (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 20% Joe MacBeth Joe MacBeth (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Yesterday Harry Brock (Character) - 1956
      83% 65% The Maggie Calvin B Marshall (Character) - 1954
      100% 75% Executive Suite Josiah Walter Dudley (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 22% Green Fire Vic Leonard (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 17% Forever Female E. Harry Phillips (Character) - 1953
      65% 69% Clash by Night Jerry D'Amato (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 38% Never Wave at a WAC Andrew McBain (Character) - 1952
      40% 50% We're Not Married Hector C. Woodruff (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When in Rome Joe Brewster (Character) - 1952
      83% 65% Angels in the Outfield Aloysius X. "Guffy" McGovern (Character) - 1951
      63% 73% Fourteen Hours Ofcr. Charlie Dunnigan (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guy Who Came Back Harry Joplin (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love That Brute E.L. "Big Ed" Hanley (Character) - 1950
      97% 77% Panic in the Streets Capt. Tom Warren (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 46% The Big Lift MSgt. Henry "Hank" Kowalski (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can Change the World Self - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Does It Leonard Borland (Character) - 1949
      88% 66% It Happens Every Spring Monk Lanigan (Character) - 1949
      100% 86% A Letter to Three Wives Porter Hollingsway (Character) - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bill Fleming (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Plymouth Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1953