1935: The so-called King and Queen of Hollywood, Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford, were divorced.
Irvin, a television historian, details the forgotten television pilots and short-lived series of 52 movie stars from 1948 to 1985, from those who wanted to continue their fame in a new medium after their movie careers slowed, but failed, to those who had some success in television, including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, founded in 1899 as the Hollywood Cemetery, houses the remains of Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Douglas Fairbanks
, Nelson Eddy, Peter Lorre, Janet Gaynor, and many more.
She divorced her first husband, Irish-born actor Owen Moore, and married film star Douglas Fairbanks
a few days later.
She also played the feisty Katherine in a film version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Taming Of The Shrew with Douglas Fairbanks
as eccentric suitor Petruchio.
But what of his best friend and fellow thespian Douglas Fairbanks
, who was arguably an even bigger name in the 1910s and '20s, yet is largely forgotten today?
The couple were better known as screen stars Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford and their marriage was described as "Hollywood's first royal wedding".
Synopsis: Silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks
was an absolute charmer.
BORN EVA Peron, Argentina's first lady, 1919, above HUW Wheldon, British broadcaster, 1916 DAVID Tomlinson, UK film actor, 1917 DIED SEVE Ballesteros, golf champion, 2011, above COLIN Blakely, UK actor, 1987 DOUGLAS Fairbanks
, Jr, US actor, 2000
1920 of Hollywood's biggest stars, Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford, married in Los Angeles.
After she married fellow actor Douglas Fairbanks
in a great Hollywood romance, her media celebrity increased.
The glamour era of Beverly Hills, which is home to some of Hollywoods biggest celebrities, began in 1919 with Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford leading the wave of movie stars who built their mansions in the area.