Melvyn Douglas was a consummate actor who played suave leading men, impish senior citizens and crusty fathers during a long Hollywood career.
Douglas acted in 76 feature films during a 50-year career. He won an Emmy for "CBS Playhouse," a Tony for "The Best Man" and two Oscars for his roles as a supporting actor in "Hud" (1963) with Paul Newman and "Being There" (1979) with Peter Sellers.
His early years were spent as a suave, romantic leading man opposite beauties such as Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. In his later years, he played a variably feisty, senile or crafty old man in "Hud" (1963), "Being There" (1979), "The Candidate" (1972), and "I Never Sang for My Father" (1970).
|1963||Best Supporting Actor||Hud||Win|
|1970||Best Actor||I Never Sang for My Father||Nomination|
|1979||Best Supporting Actor||Being There||Win|