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Robert Douglas (actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Douglas
Douglas in Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Born
Robert Douglas Finlayson

(1909-11-09)9 November 1909
Died11 January 1999(1999-01-11) (aged 89)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer
Years active1927–1982
Spouses
(m. 1935; div. 1945)
Suzanne Weldon
(m. 1946; died 1995)
Children2 [1]

Robert Douglas Finlayson (9 November 1909 – 11 January 1999), known professionally as Robert Douglas, was an English stage and film actor, a television director and producer.

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Early career and personal life

Douglas in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Douglas was born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire.[2] He studied at RADA and made his stage debut at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth in 1927.[3] A year later he made his first London appearance in Many Waters at the Ambassadors Theatre and went into films the following year.[1]

Personal life and death

He was married twice, to actresses Dorothy Hyson (1914–1996) and Suzanne Weldon (1921–1995), fathering two children, Lucinda and Robert (Giles).[1] He died from natural causes in Encinitas, California, aged 89.[4]

Career

As an actor

Theatre

  • 1927: The Best People (Theatre Royal Bournemouth + tour)
  • 1928: Crime (Grand Theatre Croydon + tour)
  • 1928: Many Waters (Ambassadors Theatre London)
  • 1928: Mrs.Moonlight (Kingsway Theatre London)
  • 1929: Black St. Anthony (Strand Theatre London)
  • 1929: A Bill of Divorcement (St.Martin's Theatre London)
  • 1929: Barbara's Wedding (Apollo Theatre London)
  • 1929: Many Waters (in UK, in Canada / Maxine Elliott's Theatre, Broadway + Times Square Theater Broadway)
  • 1930: The Last Enemy (Fortune Theatre London)
  • 1930: Suspense (Duke of York's Theatre London)
  • 1930: Badger's Green (Prince of Wales Theatre London)
  • 1930: The Last Enemy (Hartford / New Haven + Shubert Theatre Broadway)
  • 1931: After All (Criterion Theatre London + The New Theatre London)
  • 1931: The Arch-Duchess (Phoenix-Theatre London)
  • 1931: Vile Bodies (Arts Theatre London)
  • 1931: Brief Moment (Detroit / Washington + Belasco Theatre Broadway + Cort Theatre Broadway)
  • 1932: Vile Bodies (Vaudeville Theatre London)
  • 1932: As it was in the Beginning (Arts Theatre London)
  • 1933: Ten Minute Alibi (Embassy Theatre London + Haymarket Theatre London)
  • 1933: These Two (Arts Theatre London)
  • 1934: Men in White (Lyric Theatre London + tour)
  • 1934: Overture 1920 (Phoenix Theatre London)
  • 1934: Inside the Room (Queens Theatre London)
  • 1935: Theatre Royal / The Royal Family (Lyric Theatre London + tour)
  • 1935: Most of the Game (Cort Theatre Broadway)
  • 1936: No Exit (Embassy Theatre London + St.Martin's Theatre London)
  • 1936: Stubble before Swords (Globe Theatre London)
  • 1936: Kind Lady (The King's Theatre Edinburgh + Lyric Theatre London)
  • 1938: Official Secret (Tour + New Theatre London)
  • 1938: Night Arrival (Globe Theatre London)
  • 1939: The Spring Time of Others (Gate Theatre London)
  • 1946: Lighten our Darkness (New Theatre Hull + tour)
  • 1946: He Lived in Two Worlds (Wimbledon Theatre London + tour)
  • 1946: But for the Grace of God (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh + tour + St.James Theatre London)

Film

Television

  • 1939: The Royal Family of Broadway (TV Movie) - Tony Cavendish
  • 1953: Chevron Theatre (Season 2 Episode 23: "Serenade to an Empty House")
  • 1955: Lux Video Theatre (Season 5 Episode 33: "The Browning Version") - Frank Hunter
  • 1955: Front Row Center (Season 1 Episode 2: "The Barretts of Wimpole Street") - Robert Browning
  • 1957: Panic! (Season 1 Episode 12: "The Vigilantes") - Thomas Burdue / James Stuart
  • 1958-1959: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
    • (Season 3 Episode 38: "Impromptu Murder") - Inspector Charles Tarrant
    • (Season 5 Episode 1: "Arthur") - Inspector Ben Liebenberg
  • 1959: General Electric Theatre (Season 7 Episode 14: "And One Was Loyal") - Roger Howard
  • 1959-1961: 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
    • (Season 1 Episode 19: "Eyewitness") (1959) - Dr. Emory Williams
    • (Season 4 Episode 12: "Reserved for Mr. Bailey") (1961) - Walter Van Nuys (voice) (uncredited)
  • 1959-1961: One Step Beyond (3 episodes)
    • (Season 1 Episode 14: "The Secret") (1959) - Harrison Ackroyd
    • (Season 2 Episode 29: "Encounter") (1960) - Paul McCord
    • (Season 3 Episode 21: "Night of Decision") (1961) - General George Washington
  • 1960: Adventures in Paradise (2 episodes)
    • (Season 1 Episode 22: "There Is an Island") - Albert Otherly
    • (Season 1 Episode 25: "The Forbidden Sea") - Albert Othery
  • 1960: Walt Disney presents The Swamp Fox (2 episodes)
    • (Season 6 Episode 15: "Redcoat Strategy") - General Cornwallis
    • (Season 6 Episode 16: "A Case of Treason") - General Cornwallis
  • 1960: Maverick (Season 4 Episode 1: "The Bundle from Britain") - Herbert
  • 1961: The Asphalt Jungle (Season 1 Episode 2: "The Lady and the Lawyer") - Allen Bardeman
  • 1962: Thriller (Season 2 Episode 30: "The Specialists") - Antony Hugh Swinburne
  • 1968: Secret Ceremony (TV-Version) - Sir Alex Gordon
  • 1972: Portrait: The Woman I Love (TV Movie) - Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
  • 1974: The Questor Tapes (TV Movie) - Dr. Michaels
  • 1974: Cannon (Season 3 Episode 23: "Triangle of Terror") - Sir Arnold Masters (uncredited)
  • 1975: Columbo (Season 4 Episode 4: "Troubled Waters") - Dr. Frank Pierce
  • 1975: Medical Center (Season 6 Episode 21: "Survivors") - Miles Halloran
  • 1975: The Invisible Man (Season 1 Episode 3: "Man of Influence") - Dr. Theophilus
  • 1978: Centennial (Season 1 Episode 7: "The Shepherds") - Claude Richards (final appearance)

As a director

Theatre

  • 1933: Ten Minute Alibi (Haymarket Theatre London)
  • 1934: Overture 1920 (Phoenix Theatre London)
  • 1946: Lighten Our Darkness (New Theatre Hull)
  • 1956: The Ponder Heart (Shubert Theatre New Haven + Forrest Theatre Philadelphia + Shubert Theatre Boston + Music Box Theatre Broadway)
  • 1956: Affair of Honor (Ethel Barrymore Theatre Broadway)
  • 1956: The Loud Red Patrick (Walnut Theatre Philadelphia + Ambassador Theatre Broadway)
  • 1956: Uncle Willie (Locust Street Theatre Philadelphia + John Golden Theatre Broadway)
  • 1957: One Foot in the Door (Locust Street Theatre Philadelphia + Shubert Theatre Boston)

Film

Television

As a producer

References

  1. ^ a b c Vallance, Tom (23 January 1999). "Obituary: Robert Douglas". The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Robert Douglas". BFI. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Richards, Jeffrey (26 March 2014). Swordsmen of the Screen: From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York. Routledge. ISBN 9781317928645 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Robert Douglas, 89, Suave Actor Turned Director". 16 January 1999 – via NYTimes.com.

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