Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg
April 5, 1901
|Died||August 4, 1981 (aged 80)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest caused by pneumonia|
(m. 1925; div. 1930)
(m. 1931; died 1980)
|Relatives||Illeana Douglas (granddaughter)|
Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg; April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor. He was known for his role in Ninotchka (1939) with Greta Garbo. He also appeared in Hud (1963) and Being There (1979). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in I Never Sang for My Father (1970).
Douglas was one of 24 actors to win the Triple Crown of Acting.
In 1931, Douglas married actress-turned-politician Helen Gahagan.
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- Melvyn Douglas on IMDb
- "Melvyn Douglas (1901–1981)" Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine at the New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Melvyn Douglas Papers Archived 2013-12-10 at Archive.today at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
- Melvyn Douglas at Find a Grave
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- 1901 births
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- Academy Award winning actors
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- Golden Globe Award winning actors
- Tony Award winning actors
- American movie actors
- American radio actors
- American stage actors
- American television actors
- Actors from Georgia (U.S. state)
- People from Macon, Georgia
- Deaths from cardiac arrest
- Deaths from pneumonia