Douglas Fowley - biography

Actor from United States of America

Douglas Fowley (May 30, 1911 - May 21, 1998) was an American movie and television actor. Fowley was born Daniel Vincent Fowley in The Bronx. The 5'11" actor is probably best remembered for his role as the movie director Roscoe Dexter in Singin' in the Rain (1952). The actor appeared in over 240 films and later in dozens of television programs. Fowley's films include Twenty Mule Team, Mighty Joe Young, Battleground, Armored Car Robbery, Chick Carter, Detective, The Naked Jungle, The High and the Mighty and Walking Tall. For several seasons, Fowley played the key supporting role of Doc Holliday in the 1955-61 western TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, after playing a different regular character in the show's premiere season. Fowley began as a singing waiter and next a copy boy on the New York Times, then a runner for a Wall Street broker followed by a Post Office employee, a barker, a salesman, a professional football player and finally a professional actor. He began acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. After nightclub performing and stage work, Fowley appeared in his first film alongside Spencer Tracy in The Mad Game in 1933. Early in his acting  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Doug Fowley,Douglas V. Frowley,Daniel Vincent Fowley,douglas_fowley,Doug,Douglas V. Fowley
Date of birth
Place of birth
The Bronx
United States of America
Jean Fowley Judy Walsh Joy Torstup Maria Fowley Shelby Payne Mary Hunter Vivian Chamber
Gretchen Kim Fowley


Institution From To
Los Angeles City College


Year Performance Character
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
1957 Raiders of Old California Sheriff
1956 Man from Del Rio Doc Adams
1955 Texas Lady
1954 The Lone Gun
1954 The Naked Jungle
1954 Untamed Heiress
1953 Kansas Pacific
1952 Singin' in the Rain Roscoe Dexter
1952 Horizons West
1948 The Denver Kid
1947 Yankee Fakir
1944 One Body Too Many
1943 Jitterbugs
1943 The Kansan
1942 So's Your Aunt Emma
1942 Mr. Wise Guy Bill Collins
1937 On the Avenue
1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
1934 Student Tour Mushy


Date of death
Place of death
Woodland Hills

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