The King of the Silent Era!
Douglas Fairbanks Jr - began his career during the silent film era. He initially played mainly supporting roles in a range of films featuring many of the leading female players of the day: Belle Bennett in Stella Dallas (1925), Esther Ralston in An American Venus (1926) and Pauline Starke in Women Love Diamonds (1927). In the last years of the silent period, he was upped to star billing opposite Loretta Young in several pre-Code films and Joan Crawford in Our Modern Maidens (1929)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was the son of a great star and a Rhode Island heiress, Anna Beth Sully. Ever surrounded by legendary names, he had Mary Pickford as a stepmother, Marlene Dietrich as a lover, was briefly married to Joan Crawford, and even featured in a British Government sex scandal of the 1960's.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr - May not get the recognition deserved as he is named after his father - the famed swashbuckler of the Silent Movies. Douglas, Jr. could play the suave, debonair male lead as well as any other actor of his time. Married (quite young) to Joan Crawford...divorced (quite young) from Joan Crawford.