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Douglas Fowley

Douglas Fowley

Born and raised in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Douglas Fowley did his first acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. A stage actor and night club singer/dancer during the regular theatrical seasons, Fowley took such jobs as athletic coach and shipping clerk during summer layoff. He made his first film, The Mad Game, in 1933. Thanks to his somewhat foreboding facial features, Fowley was usually cast as a gangster, especially in the Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto and Laurel and Hardy "B" films churned out by 20th Century-Fox in the late 1930s and early 1940s. One of his few romantic leading roles could be found in the 1942 Hal Roach "streamliner" The Devil with Hitler. While at MGM in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fowley essayed many roles both large and small, the best of which was the terminally neurotic movie director in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Fowley actually did sit in the director's chair for one best-forgotten programmer, 1960's Macumba Love, which he also produced. On television, Fowley made sporadic appearances as Doc Holliday in the weekly series Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the mid-1960s, Fowley grew his whiskers long and switched to portraying Gabby Hayes-style old codgers in TV shows like Pistols and Petticoats and Detective School: One Flight Up, and movies like Homebodies (1974) and North Avenue Irregulars (1979); during this period, the actor changed his on-screen billing to Douglas V. Fowley. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


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Douglas Fowley Trivia

When was Douglas Fowley born?
Douglas Fowley was born on May 30, 1911

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Scared to Death?
Douglas Fowley was Terry Lee in Scared to Death

What role did Douglas Fowley play in Dangerous Lady?
Douglas Fowley played Brent in Dangerous Lady

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Behind Locked Doors?
Douglas Fowley was Larson in Behind Locked Doors

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in South of Caliente?
Douglas Fowley played Dave Norris in South of Caliente

What role did Douglas Fowley play in Along the Navajo Trail?
Douglas Fowley played J. Richard Bentley in Along the Navajo Trail

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Mighty Joe Young?
Douglas Fowley was Jones in Mighty Joe Young

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Meet the Mob?
Douglas Fowley was Gus Hammond in Meet the Mob

What role did Douglas Fowley play in Cat Women of the Moon?
Douglas Fowley played Walt Willis in Cat Women of the Moon

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in The Good Guys and the Bad Guys?
Douglas Fowley was Grundy in The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

Who did Douglas Fowley play in The Naked Jungle?
Douglas Fowley was Medicine Man in The Naked Jungle

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Susanna Pass?
Douglas Fowley was Del Roberts in Susanna Pass

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Kansas Pacific?
Douglas Fowley was Janus in Kansas Pacific

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Singin' in the Rain?
Douglas Fowley was Roscoe Dexter in Singin' in the Rain

Who did Douglas Fowley play in The North Avenue Irregulars?
Douglas Fowley was Delaney in The North Avenue Irregulars

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in These Thousand Hills?
Douglas Fowley was Whitney in These Thousand Hills

What role did Douglas Fowley play in On the Avenue?
Douglas Fowley played Eddie Eads in On the Avenue

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Minesweeper?
Douglas Fowley was Lieutenant Wells in Minesweeper

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in Mr. Wise Guy?
Douglas Fowley played Bill Collins in Mr. Wise Guy

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Miracle of the White Stallions?
Douglas Fowley was U.S. General in Miracle of the White Stallions

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Battleground?
Douglas Fowley was Kipp Kippton in Battleground

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Don't Fence Me in?
Douglas Fowley was Gordon in Don't Fence Me in

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Alexander's Ragtime Band?
Douglas Fowley was Snapper in Alexander's Ragtime Band

What role did Douglas Fowley play in The Kansan?
Douglas Fowley played Ben Nash in The Kansan

What role did Douglas Fowley play in Deep in My Heart?
Douglas Fowley played Harold Butterfield in Deep in My Heart

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Slightly Honorable?
Douglas Fowley was Charles Madder in Slightly Honorable

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Dodge City?
Douglas Fowley was Munger in Dodge City

Who did Douglas Fowley play in Seven Faces of Dr. Lao?
Douglas Fowley was Toothless Cowboy in Seven Faces of Dr. Lao

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in Casanova's Big Night?
Douglas Fowley played Second Prisoner in Casanova's Big Night

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in The High and the Mighty?
Douglas Fowley played Alsop in The High and the Mighty

Who did Douglas Fowley portray in Walking Tall?
Douglas Fowley was Judge Clarke in Walking Tall

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in Take Me Out to the Ball Game?
Douglas Fowley played Karl in Take Me Out to the Ball Game

What role did Douglas Fowley portray in Barabbas?
Douglas Fowley played Vasasio in Barabbas


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