James Douglas (actor)

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James Douglas
James Douglas.jpg
James Douglas as Steven Cord on Peyton Place
Born May 20, 1929
March 5, 2016 (aged 86)
Spouse(s) Dawn Busby Douglas
Children 2 daughters, 1 son

James Douglas (May 20, 1929 – current day) was an American actor probably best known for his role as Grant Colman on As the World Turns (1974–81, with return appearances in 1986 and 1989).

Born in Los Angeles, Douglas was the son of Stan Johnson, himself an actor. Johnson later became art director on Peyton Place, in which Douglas starred.[1]

His first major role came in 1964 when he joined the cast of the prime time soap opera Peyton Place, playing the role of Steven Cord.[2] He stayed with the series until it left the air in 1969.

Douglas then turned mainly to daytime roles, appearing as Elliott Carrington on Another World from 1972 to 1974. He then moved to As the World Turns, playing the role of Grant Colman #2. He also appeared on The Doctors, The Edge of Night in 1984 and on One Life to Live as Dr. Marcus Polk (1985–1987).

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Douglas and his wife, the former Dawn Busby,[3] had a son and two daughters.[4]



  1. ^ Barnes, Mike (March 22, 2016). "James Douglas, Actor on 'Peyton Place' and 'As the World Turns,' Dies at 86". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. Pp. 828-829.
  3. ^ Scott, Vernon (August 25, 1968). "Peyton's James Douglas Prefers Role Of Father". The Times Recorder. Ohio, Zanesville. United Press International. p. 29. Retrieved June 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ West, Alice Pardoe (March 13, 1972). "James Douglas, Shy Star". The Daily Herald. Utah, Provo. p. 23. Retrieved June 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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