|Born||Douglas Malcom Wheatcroft
August 12, 1926
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Died||October 24, 1963
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery|
|Years active||1942 - 1947|
Douglas Croft (born Douglas Malcom Wheatcroft, August 12, 1926 – October 24, 1963) was an American child actor who is best remembered for being the first actor to portray the DC Comics character Robin the Boy Wonder as well as his secret identity Dick Grayson in the 1943 serial Batman, at sixteen years of age.
Croft was born in Seattle, Washington. He served in the Army during World War II. During his brief career, he was involved in many film roles playing the younger versions of characters or famous people. This includes portrayals of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942). Croft died at age thirty-seven in Los Angeles, California.
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