Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Posted on January 13, 2015

Dec. 9, 1909
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is born in New York City to actor Douglas Fairbanks and Anna Beth Sully.

June 3, 1929
Marries actress Joan Crawford at St. Malachy’s Church in New York City.

May 12, 1933
Fairbanks and Crawford divorce.

Feb. 17, 1939
Stars in Gunga Din.

April 22, 1939
Marries Mary Lee Hartford.

1941
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appoints Fairbanks a special envoy to South America.

Jan. 17, 1947
Stars in Sinbad the Sailor.

Oct. 17, 1947
Stars in The Exile.

1950
Stars in State Secret.

Dec. 18, 1981
Stars in Ghost Story with Fred Astaire and John Houseman.

1988
Wife Mary dies of cancer.

May 30, 1991
Fairbanks marries Vera Shelton at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

May 7, 2000
Dies in Manhattan, New York of undisclosed causes.

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