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Paul Douglas

Highest Rated:   100% The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
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Yale graduate Paul Douglas played professional football with the Philadelphia Yellow Jackets before turning to regional theatre. He parlayed his love of athletics into a prosperous career as a sports announcer in the 1930s; in the next decade he became a radio actor and master of ceremonies (he was the announcer for bandleader Glenn Miller's final program in 1944). A frequent visitor to the Broadway stages, Douglas became a star in the tailor-made role of vulgar junk tycoon Harry Brock in Garson Kanin's play Born Yesterday, in which he was co-starred with Judy Holliday. After 1,024 appearances as Harry Brock, Douglas made his first film, 1949's A Letter to Three Wives. An unlikely prospect for movie stardom with his burly build and longshoreman's voice, Douglas nonetheless remained popular throughout the 1950s. He is best remembered for his brace of baseball pictures, It Happens Every Spring (1949) and Angels in the Outfield (1951), and for his reteaming with Judy Holliday in 1956's The Solid Gold Cadillac. Among Douglas' five wives were actresses Virginia Field and Jan Sterling. Though the newspaper obituaries insisted that Paul Douglas had not been ill before his fatal heart attack in 1959, he looked so drawn and haggard in his last appearance on the TV series The Twilight Zone that the episode ("The Mighty Casey") had to be reshot with Jack Warden in Douglas' part.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cthulhu
  • Actor
2000
43% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan)
  • Giancarlo's Man
1997
57% Twister
  • Bodger
1996
No Score Yet The Mating Game
  • Pop Larkin
1959
No Score Yet Beau James
  • Chris Nolan
1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night
  • Rocco
1957
No Score Yet The Gamma People
  • Mike Wilson
1956
100% The Solid Gold Cadillac
  • Edward L. McKeever
1956
No Score Yet Joe MacBeth
  • Joe MacBeth
1956
No Score Yet Green Fire
  • Vic Leonard
1954
No Score Yet The Maggie
  • Calvin B. Marshall, the American
1954
100% Executive Suite
  • Josiah Walter Dudley
1954
No Score Yet Forever Female
  • E. Harry Phillips
1954
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC
  • Andrew McBain
1953
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • Hector Woodruff
1952
73% Clash by Night
  • Jerry D'Amato
1952
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield
  • Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • Man in Park
1951
100% 14 Hours
  • Dunnigan
1951
95% Panic in the Streets
  • Capt. Tom Warren
1950
No Score Yet The Big Lift
  • Hank
1950
94% A Letter to Three Wives
  • Porter Hollingsway
1949
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Monk Lanigan
1949

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