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).
Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg
April 5, 1901
|Died||August 4, 1981 (aged 80)|
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest caused by pneumonia|
(m. 1925; div. 1930)
(m. 1931; died 1980)
|Relatives||Illeana Douglas (granddaughter)|
Douglas was one of 24 actors to win the Triple Crown of Acting.
In 1931, Douglas married actress-turned-politician Helen Gahagan.
- 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
- Photographs and literature on Melvyn Douglas