Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II.

Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II.

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Charlie Chaplin with Douglas Fairbanks Sr & Mary Pickford on the set of Mary’s film, Pollyanna c.1919

Charlie Chaplin with Douglas Fairbanks Sr & Mary Pickford on the set of Mary’s film, Pollyanna c.1919

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Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford ~ The couple married in 1920. The public went wild over the idea of "Everybody's Hero" marrying "America's Sweetheart." They were greeted by large crowds in London & Paris during their European honeymoon, becoming Hollywood's first celebrity couple. Fairbanks & Pickford were regarded as "Hollywood Royalty," famous for entertaining at their Beverly Hills estate, Pickfair.

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford ~ The couple married in 1920. The public went wild over the idea of "Everybody's Hero" marrying "America's Sweetheart." They were greeted by large crowds in London & Paris during their European honeymoon, becoming Hollywood's first celebrity couple. Fairbanks & Pickford were regarded as "Hollywood Royalty," famous for entertaining at their Beverly Hills estate, Pickfair.

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909–2000) American actor, son of one of cinema's first icons. His first notable relationship was with the actress Joan Crawford whom he married in 1929 at age 19. Crawford had an affair with Clark Gable, & they divorced in 1933. In 1939, Fairbanks married Mary Lee Hartford, former wife of Huntington Hartford, the A&P supermarket heir. He remained devoted to her until her death in 1988. In 1991, Fairbanks married Vera Lee Shelton, a merchandiser for QVC Network Inc.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909–2000) American actor, son of one of cinema's first icons. His first notable relationship was with the actress Joan Crawford whom he married in 1929 at age 19. Crawford had an affair with Clark Gable, & they divorced in 1933. In 1939, Fairbanks married Mary Lee Hartford, former wife of Huntington Hartford, the A&P supermarket heir. He remained devoted to her until her death in 1988. In 1991, Fairbanks married Vera Lee Shelton, a merchandiser for QVC Network Inc.

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