Melvyn Douglas

  • Birth Name: Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg
  • Birth Place: Macon, Georgia, United States
  • Died: August 4, 1981
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • His mother was a descendant of the Mayflower.
  • Grandfather of actress Illeana Douglas.
  • Wife, Helena, ran against Richard Nixon for the same congressional seat in California in 1950. She was reputed to have given him the nickname "Tricky Dick."

Awards

  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1963, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: Winner
  • 1970, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1960, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Winner

Relationships

  • Peter Douglas — Son
  • Helen Gahagan — Wife (deceased)
  • Gregory Hesselberg — Son
  • Rosiland Hightower — Ex-wife
  • Mary Helen Douglas — Daughter

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