Contents 1 Early years 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Complete filmography 6 Radio appearances 7 References 8 External links

Early years[edit] Douglas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Margaret (Douglas) and William Paul Fleischer. He attended Yale University and participated in dramatics as a student there.[1]

Career[edit] Douglas worked originally as an announcer for CBS radio station WCAU in Philadelphia, relocating to network headquarters in New York in 1934. Douglas co-hosted CBS's popular swing music program, The Saturday Night Swing Club, from 1936 to 1939. He made his Broadway debut in 1936 as the Radio Announcer in Doty Hobart and Tom McKnight's Double Dummy at the John Golden Theatre. In 1946 he won both a Theatre World Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his portrayal of Harry Brock in Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday.[2] Douglas began appearing in films in 1949. He may be best remembered for two baseball comedy movies, It Happens Every Spring (1949) and Angels in the Outfield (1951). He also played Richard Widmark's police partner in the 1950 thriller Panic in the Streets, frustrated newlywed Porter Hollingsway in A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Sgt. Kowalski in The Big Lift (1950), businessman Josiah Walter Dudley in Executive Suite (1954) and a con man-turned-monk in When in Rome (1952). Douglas was host of the 22nd annual Academy Awards in March 1950. Continuing in radio, he was the announcer for The Ed Wynn Show, and the first host of NBC Radio's The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour. In April 1959 Douglas appeared on The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show as Lucy Ricardo's television morning show co-host in the episode "Lucy Wants a Career". In 1955 he appeared in the play "The Caine Mutiny" but was suspended by his union when he made comments that offended southern audiences about segregation.[3] Douglas was originally cast in the 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Mighty Casey", a role written for him by Rod Serling based on his character in Angels in the Outfield. Douglas died the day after production of the episode had been completed. He had been in his last stages of illness during filming, and his severe physical state was apparent on film. (The crew incorrectly assumed that his condition was the result of heavy drinking.) The episode – which was a comedy – was deemed unairable. It was, however, resurrected some months later, and Douglas's scenes were re-shot with Jack Warden.

Personal life[edit] Douglas was married five times – to Elizabeth Farnum, Susie Wells, and Gerri Higgins,[4] and to actresses Virginia Field and Jan Sterling.[5] Douglas and Field had a daughter, Margaret. The couple divorced in 1946.[4] He married Sterling on May 12, 1950.[6] They had a son, Adams, born October 20, 1955.[1]

Death[edit] Paul Douglas died of a heart attack at his home in Hollywood, California on September 11, 1959, at the age of 52.[1] He had just finished filming scenes from a Twilight Zone episode called "The Mighty Casey". As with Angels in the Outfield, he played a manager frustrated by a losing team. Most of his scenes were re-shot with Jack Warden as the manager. Film director Billy Wilder and his longtime co-writer I. A. L. ('Izzy') Diamond had just offered him the role of Jeff Sheldrake in the 1960 movie The Apartment that went to Fred MacMurray instead. Wilder later said: "I saw him and his wife, Jan Sterling, at a restaurant, and I realized he was perfect, and I asked him right there in the parking lot. About two days before we were to start, he had a heart attack and died. Iz and I were shattered."

Complete filmography[edit] P's and Cues (1935 short) Calling All Tars (1936) (uncredited) Margin for Error (1943) (uncredited) A Letter to Three Wives (1949) It Happens Every Spring (1949) Everybody Does It (1949) The Big Lift (1950) Love That Brute (1950) Panic in the Streets (1950) Fourteen Hours (1951) The Guy Who Came Back (1951) Rhubarb (1951) (uncredited) Angels in the Outfield (1951) When in Rome (1952) Clash by Night (1952) We're Not Married! (1952) Never Wave at a WAC (1953) Forever Female (1953) The Maggie (1954) Calling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur Coat (1954 short) Executive Suite (1954) Calling Scotland Yard: The Missing Passenger (1954 short) Calling Scotland Yard: The Final Twist (1954 short) Calling Scotland Yard: Present for a Bride (1954 short) Calling Scotland Yard: The Javanese Dagger (1954 short) Calling Scotland Yard: The Sable Scarf (1954 short) Green Fire (1954) Joe MacBeth (1955) The Gamma People (1956) The Leather Saint (1956) The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956) Born Yesterday (1956 TV movie) This Could Be the Night (1957) Beau James (1957) Fortunella (1958) The Mating Game (1959)

Radio appearances[edit] Year Program Episode/source 1951 Suspense Fragile-Content Death[7] 1952 Suspense Mann Alive[8] 1952 Hollywood Star Playhouse Hospital Zone, Quiet[9] 1953 Theatre Guild on the Air The Show-Off[10]

References[edit] ^ a b c "Paul Douglas, Actor, Dies". Idaho State Journal. September 11, 1959. p. 1. Retrieved May 23, 2015 – via  ^ Internet Broadway Database entry ^ ^ a b "About Douglas and New Wife". The Spokesman-Review. June 4, 1950. Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-50601-2. pp. 355–356. ^ "Actor Paul Douglas Takes Fifth Bride in L.A. Court". The San Bernardino County Sun. May 13, 1950. p. 1. Retrieved May 23, 2015 – via  ^ OTRR_Suspense_Singles Listings Directory, retrieved February 20, 2018 – via  ^ Kirby, Walter (November 23, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 48. Retrieved June 16, 2015 – via  ^ "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. March 9, 1952. p. 42. Retrieved May 23, 2015 – via  ^ Kirby, Walter (February 22, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 40. Retrieved June 23, 2015 – via 

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