Melvyn Douglas born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg in Georgia. played a suave leading man, later played mature fatherly roles. Academy Award in 1963 "Hud"; other great roles in 1979 "Being There" & 1970 "I Never Sang for My Father".
Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 1901 – August better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor who came to prominence in the as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka with Greta Garbo.
MELVYN DOUGLAS - Though his father taught music at a succession of colleges in the U. and Canada, Douglas never graduated from high school. He took the surname of his maternal grandmother and became known as Melvyn Douglas.