Fairbanks, Douglas Originally Douglas Elton Ulman. 1883-1939.
American actor known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as Robin Hood (1922). His son Douglas, Jr. (1909-2000), played similar roles in motion pictures such as Gunga Din (1939).
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