Douglas MacLean

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Douglas MacLean
The Man With the Million Dollar Smile
Charles Douglas MacLean

(1890-01-10)January 10, 1890
DiedJuly 9, 1967(1967-07-09) (aged 77)
Spouse(s)Barbara Barondess (1938–1948)
Lorraine Maclean (1931–1936)
Faith Cole (1914–1930)
Florence Barton

Douglas MacLean (Charles Douglas MacLean) (January 10, 1890 – July 9, 1967) was an American silent motion picture actor, producer, and writer.

Life and career[edit]

MacLean was born in Philadelphia and educated at the Northwestern University Preparatory School, and Lewis Institute of Technology, in Chicago. After a career in bond sales, MacLean enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Prior to his screen career he played juvenile leads in stock and supported stage actress Maude Adams in Peter Pan. His first film was 1914’s As Ye Sow with Alice Brady, followed by a bit parts in Fuss and Feathers, and two Mary Pickford features, Captain Kidd, Jr.. and Johanna Enlists. He went on appearing with Dorothy Gish in The Hun Within, he co-starred with Doris May in the romantic comedy, 23 1/2 Hours' Leave, which was a big hit. From 1922 to 1929 he starred in fourteen features for Paramount and First National, all maintaining the standard light romantic comedy formula that continued to prove successful for him. He made one talkie, Divorce Made Easy in 1929, and then retired from acting. In 1932 Douglas made his debut as a producer with Ladies of the Jury. He produced a total of eight films for Paramount, including Tillie and Gus, starring W.C. Fields, Ladies Should Listen starring Cary Grant and 1935's Two for Tonight. He retired from film producing in 1937, but continued to freelance write for movies and television in the 1940s and 1950s. MacLean was known as The Man With the Million Dollar Smile.

MacLean died in his Beverly Hills' home from the effects of a stroke, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.





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