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Douglas Fowley ACTOR


Douglas Fowley was born on May 30th, 1911 in The Bronx, New York with the birth name Daniel Vincent Fowley. After graduating from high school, he worked various jobs such as a copy boy, runner for a Wall Street broker, a salesman and even a professional football player for some time.

He then relocated to Los Angeles, California and enrolled at Los Angeles City College.

Fowley then took a break from pursuing a career to join the United States Navy and fought during World War II. While he was attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy, he began to develop an interest in the acting arena.

Once he completed his military service he began pursuing work as a stage actor and also performed in a number of nightclubs. Soon he broke into the film world appearing in such features as, "The Mad Game" (1933) starring Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor and Frank Morgan, "I Hate Woman" (1934) starring Wallace Ford, June Clyde and John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, "Two For Tonight" (1935) starring Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett and Lyn Thomas and "Big Brown Eyes" (1936) also starring Cary Grant, Joan Bennett and Walter Pidgeon.

One of his most well remembered roles was in, "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, Rita Moreno and Millard Mitchell. Other film credits included, "Sunset on the Desert" (1942) starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes and Lynne Carver, "Jitterbugs" (1943) starring Laurel and Hardy, "North of the Border" (1946) starring Russell Hayden and Inez Cooper, "Backlash" (1947) starring Jean Rogers, Richard Travis, Larry J. Blake and Eldredge, "Red River Shore" (1953) starring with Rex Allen and Slim Pickens, "The High and the Mighty" (1954) starring alongside John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Robert Stack, Laraine Day, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, George Chandler, Paul Fix, David Brian, Paul Kelly, William Hopper, Regis Toomey, Julie Bishop, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Sidney Blackmer and William Schallert and "The Naked Jungle" (1954) starring Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer and William Conrad.

Majority of his characters he portrayed in films were that of villains, but he was able to show that he was a very capable actor in various roles on television. He appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Abbott and Costello Show" (1953), "City Detective" (1954), "The Public Defender" (1954), "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955), "Crossroads" (1956), "Lassie" (1956), "Perry Mason" (1957), "The Texan" (1959), "Pistols 'n Petticoats" (1966), "The Lucy Show" (1966), "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972), "The Rockford Files" (1974), "Oregon Trail" (1976), "Family" (1976) and his final television role was in, "Father Murphy" (1982).

Douglas Fowley married a total of seven different woman throughout his lifetime. He had a total of four children and none of his marriages lasted over a long period of time. He lived with his seventh wife up until his death at the age of eighty six, on May 21st, 1998 in Woodland Hills, California at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital.


1982 Father Murphy
1979 Detective School
1979 Fantasy Island
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars
1979 CHiPs
1977 Sunshine Christmas
1977 The White Buffalo
1977 Quark
1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
1976 Switch
1976 The Quest
1976 From Noon Till Three
1976 Family
1976 The Oregon Trail
1976 Barbary Coast
1975 Starsky and Hutch
1975 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1975 The Rockford Files
1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1974 Police Woman
1974 Homebodies
1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1973 Kung Fu
1973 The Streets of San Francisco
1973 Walking Tall
1973 Gunsmoke
1972 Run, Cougar, Run
1972 Here Comes the Judge
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1971 The Name of the Game
1970 Mayberry R.F.D.
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
1969 My World and Welcome to It
1969 Gentle Ben
1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett
1960-1968 Death Valley Days
1968 My Three Sons
1968 The Second Hundred Years
1967 Iron Horse
1967 Dundee and the Culhane
1966-1967 Pistols 'n Petticoats
1966 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1966 A Man Called Shenandoah
1966 Daniel Boone
1966 The Lucy Show
1965 The Virginian
1957-1965 The Red Skelton Hour
1965 Laredo
1965 Branded
1965 Nightmare in the Sun
1965 Guns of Diablo
1965 Bonanza
1965 The Bill Dana Show
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
1964 Perry Mason
1964 Hazel
1964 Temple Houston
1963 The Andy Griffith Show
1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
1963 Miracle of the White Stallion
1961 Barabbas
1961 Buffalo Gun
1955-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1960 Desire in the Dust
1960 Tightrope
1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive
1959 Pony Express
1959 Sea Hunt
1959 These Thousand Hills
1959 The Texan
1959 Alcoa Theatre
1957-1959 State Trooper
1958 Make Room for Daddy
1958 U.S. Marshal
1958 The Geisha Boy
1955-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1958 Trackdown
1958 Jefferson Drum
1958 The Californians
1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective
1958 The Gale Storm Show
1958 A Gift for Heidi
1957 Raiders of Old California
1957 Code 3
1957 Telephone Time
1957 Bayou
1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
1957 Kelly and Me
1956 Lassie
1956 The Millionaire
1956 Man from Del Rio
1956 Zane Grey Theatre 
1956 Bandido
1955-1956 It's a Great Life
1956 The Broken Star
1956 Crossroads
1956 Cheyenne
1955 December Bride
1955 Texas Lady
1955 The Girl Rush
1955 Damon Runyon Theater
1955 The Lonesome Trail
1955 Topper
1954-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1952-1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1955 The Great Gildersleeve
1954-1955 The Adventures of Falcon
1954 3 Ring Circus
1954 Deep in My Heart
1954 The Man Behind the Badge
1954 The High and the Mighty
1954 The Lone Gun
1954 Casanova's Big Night
1954 Untamed Heiress
1954 Southwest Passage
1954 Four Star Playhouse
1954 The Public Defender
1954 The Naked Jungle
1954 Waterfront
1954 City Detective
1953 Red River Shore
1953 The Pride of the Family
1953 Cat-Women of the Moon
1953 Cruisin' Down the River
1953 The Band Wagon
1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
1953 Kansas Pacific
1953 The Man Behind the Gun
1953 The Abbott and Costello Show
1952 Horizons West
1952 Singin' in the Rain
1952 Just This Once
1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
1952 Room for One More
1952 Finders Keepers
1951 Callaway Went Thataway
1951 South of Caliente
1951 Across the Wide Missouri
1951 Angels in the Outfield
1951 Criminal Lawyer
1951 Chain of Circumstance
1951 Tarzan's Peril
1950 Stage to Tucson
1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
1950 Rio Grande Patrol
1950 Bunco Squad
1950 Edge of Doom
1950 Armored Car Robbery
1950 Rider from Tucson
1950 Hoedown
1950 So You Think You're Not Guilty
1950 Beware of Blondi
1950 Killer Shark
1949 Renegades of the Sage
1949 Battleground
1949 Satan's Cradle
1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch
1949 Mighty Joe Young
1949 Clunked in the Clink
1949 Any Number Can Play
1949 Massacre River
1949 Arson, Inc.
1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
1949 Susanna Pass
1949 Search for Danger
1949 Manhattan Angel
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1949 Flaxy Martin
1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
1948 Gun Smugglers
1948 So You Want to Be in Politics
1948 The Denver Kid
1948 Joe Palooka in Winner Take All
1948 Behind Locked Doors
1948 Arkansas Swing
1948 Coroner Creek
1948 Waterfront at Midnight
1948 The Dude Goes West
1948 Docks of New Orleans
1948 Black Bart
1948 So You Want to Be a Gambler
1948 If You Knew Susie
1947 Rose of Santa Rosa
1947 Roses Are Red
1947 Merton of the Movies
1947 Key Witness
1947 Ridin' Down the Trail
1947 Gas House Kids in Hollywood
1947 Jungle Flight
1947 The Hucksters
1947 The Trespasser
1947 Fun on a Week-End
1947 Desperate
1947 Three on a Ticket
1947 Yankee Fakir
1947 Fall Guy
1947 Undercover Maisie
1947 Backlash
1947 The Sea of Grass
1947 Scared to Death
1947 Wild Country
1946 North of the Border
1946 'Neath Canadian Skies
1946 Her Sister's Secret
1946 High School Hero
1946 Chick Carter, Detective
1946 Freddie Steps Out
1946 In Fast Company
1946 Larceny in Her Heart
1946 Rendezvous 24
1946 The Glass Alibi
1946 Blonde Alibi
1946 Drifting Along
1945 Life with Blondie
1945 What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
1945 Don't Fence Me In
1945 Along the Navajo Trail
1945 Behind City Lights
1944 One Body Too Many
1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More
1944 Detective Kitty O'Day
1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
1944 And the Angels Sing
1944 Shake Hands with Murder
1944 Rationing
1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
1944 Lady in the Death House
1944 The Racket Man
1943 Riding High
1943 Minesweeper
1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
1943 Bar 20
1943 The Kansan
1943 Swing Shift Maisie
1943 Sleepy Lagoo
1943 Colt Comrades
1943 Jitterbugs
1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
1942 Stand by for Action
1942 Lost Canyon
1942 Pittsburgh
1942 The Devil with Hitler
1942 The Man in the Trunk
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
1942 For the Common Defense!
1942 I Live on Danger
1942 Mississippi Gambler
1942 So's Your Aunt Emma!
1942 Sunset on the Desert
1942 Mr. Wise Guy
1942 Hay Foot
1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
1941 Secret of the Wastelands
1941 Doctors Don't Tell
1941 Tanks a Million
1941 Dangerous Lady
1941 The Parson of Panamint
1941 The Great Swindle
1940 Ellery Queen, Master Detective
1940 East of the River
1940 Cherokee Strip
1940 The Leather Pushers
1940 Pier 13
1940 Wagons Westward
1940 20 Mule Team
1940 Cafe Hostess
1939 Slightly Honorable
1939 Henry Goes Arizona
1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
1939 It Could Happen to You
1939 Boy Friend
1939 Lucky Nigh
1939 Dodge City
1939 Inside Story
1939 The Arizona Wildcat
1938 Submarine Patrol
1938 Time Out for Murder
1938 Keep Smiling
1938 Passport Husband
1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
1938 Walking Down Broadway
1938 City Girl
1937 Love and Hisses
1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
1937 Wake Up and Live
1937 One Mile from Heaven
1937 Wild and Woolly
1937 She Had to Eat
1937 Fifty Roads to Town
1937 This Is My Affair
1937 Time Out for Romance
1937 On the Avenue
1937 Woman-Wise
1936 Fifteen Maiden Lane
1936 Dimples
1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
1936 Crash Donovan
1936 36 Hours to Kill
1936 Private Number
1936 Navy Born
1936 Small Town Girl
1936 Big Brown Eyes
1936 Ring Around the Moon
1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
1935 Two for Tonight
1935 Old Man Rhythm
1935 Princess O'Hara
1935 Straight from the Heart
1935 Transient Lady
1935 Night Life of the Gods
1934 Student Tour
1934 Gift of Gab
1934 The Girl from Missouri
1934 Money Means Nothing
1934 Operator 1
1934 Let's Talk It Over
1934 The Thin Man
1934 I Hate Women
1933 The Mad Game
1933 The Woman Who Dared

Matinee Classics - Sunset on the Desert starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lynne Carver, Frank M. Thomas, Beryl Wallace, Glenn Strenge, Douglas Fowley, Fred Burns, Roy Barcroft, Henry Wills and Forrest Taylor
Matinee Classics - A Slight Case of Larceny starring Mickey Rooney, Eddie Bracken, Elaine Stewart and Douglas Fowley
Matinee Classics - South of Caliente starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pinky Lee, Douglas Fowley, Ric Roman, Leonard Penn, Willie Best, Lillian Molieri, Charlita and Pat Brady
Matinee Classics - Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley and Rita Moreno
Matinee Classics - Dodge City starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Bobs Watson, Gloria Holden and Douglas
Matinee Classics - Mighty Joe Young starring Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Green, Paul Guilfoyle, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel and Paul Stader
Matinee Classics - Minesweeper starring Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Russell Hayden, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Emma Dunn, Charles D. Brown, Frank Fenton, Chick Chandler, Ralph Sanford, Bill Nelson and Grant Withers
Matinee Classics - Mr. Moto's Gamble starring Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin, Lynn Bari, Douglas Fowley, Jayne Regan, Harold Huber, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, John Hamilton, George E. Stone, Bernard Nedell, Charles Williams, Ward Bond, Cliff Clark, Eddie Marr and Lon Chaney Jr.
Matinee Classics - Mr. Wise Guy starring Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Billy Gilbert, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Douglas Fowley, Joan Barclay, Warren Hymer, Ann Doran, Jack Mulhall, Gabriel Dell - The East Side Kids / The Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - One Body Too Many starring Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi, Blanche Yurka, Lyle Talbot and Douglas Fowley

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