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Paul Douglas Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Paul Douglas Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth April 11, 1907
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death September 11, 1959

Paul Douglas was an American actor, radio personality, and stage artist who was cast in a number of projects during the course of his career, including P’s and CuesA Letter to Three Wives, Margin for ErrorEverybody Does ItIt Happens Every SpringLove That BruteCalling All TarsThe Big LiftThe Guy Who Came BackPanic in the StreetsWhen in RomeFourteen HoursAngels in the OutfieldNever Wave at a WACCalling Scotland Yard: Falstaff’s Fur CoatWe’re Not Married!, Rhubarb, Forever FemaleClash by Night, Calling Scotland Yard: The Missing PassengerCalling Scotland Yard: The Final Twist, Calling Scotland Yard: Present for a BrideGreen Fire, Calling Scotland Yard: The Javanese DaggerCalling Scotland Yard: The Sable ScarfExecutive SuiteThe MaggieJoe MacBeth, The Leather SaintThe Gamma PeopleThis Could Be the NightThe Solid Gold Cadillac, Born YesterdayBeau JamesThe Mating GameFortunella, and Suspicion.

Born Name

Paul Douglas Fleische

Nick Name


Paul Douglas as seen in 'A Letter to Three Wives' (1949)
Paul Douglas as seen in ‘A Letter to Three Wives’ (1949) (Trailer Screenshot / ‘A Letter to Three Wives’ Trailer / Public Domain)


He was born on April 11, 1907.


On September 11, 1959, Paul Douglas died of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) at the age of 52 at his home in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


He resided in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States.





Paul Douglas studied at Yale University, a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. During his time there, he also participated in dramatics.


Actor, Radio Personality, Stage Artist


  • Father – William Paul Fleischer
  • Mother – Margaret (Douglas)
  • Others – Sir John Field (Ex Father-In-Law) (Judge of Leicester County Court Circuit), William Allen Adriance Jr. (Father-In-Law, Jan Sterling’s Father) (Architect, Advertising Executive), Eleanor Ward (née Deans) (Mother-In-Law, Jan Sterling’s Mother), Ann “Mimi” Adriance (Sister-In-Law, Jan Sterling’s Sister) (Model, Businessperson)




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Paul Douglas dated –

  1. Susie Wells – His first wife was Susie Wells but the duo eventually got divorced.
  2. Elizabeth Farnum – Paul Douglas married Elizabeth Farnum in 1931 but the marriage ended in divorce.
  3. Lucille Ball – It was RUMORed that he once had an affair with actor and comedian Lucille Ball.
  4. Geraldine “Gerri” Higgins (1940-1941)​ – In 1940, he tied the knot with Geraldine “Gerri” Higgins but the marriage proved to be a short one as the couple divorced the following year.
  5. Virginia Field (1940-1946) – Paul Douglas began a romantic relationship with British actor and television personality Virginia Field in December 1940 and they got married in 1942. They were blessed with a daughter named Margaret Field Douglas in 1945. Paul Douglas and Virginia Field divorced in 1946.
  6. Jan Sterling (1949-1959) – He started going out with film, television, and stage actor Jan Sterling in the year 1949 and they eventually tied the knot on May 12, 1950. They welcomed a son named Adams Douglas on October 20, 1955. The couple remained together until Paul’s death in 1959. Later on, their son died of heart failure in December 2003, three months before Jan Sterling’s death.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Imposing physique

Brand Endorsements

He was cast in commercials for Chesterfield cigarettes.

Paul Douglas Facts

  1. Along with Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, and Zero Mostel, Paul Douglas co-starred as Police Captain Tom Warren in the film noir Panic in the Streets in 1950.
  2. He co-starred as Guffy McGovern in the comedy film Angels in the Outfield in 1951.
  3. Paul brought to life the character of Hector Woodruff in the anthology romantic comedy film We’re Not Married! in 1952. He co-starred in the film alongside Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Victor Moore, Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Eddie Bracken, Mitzi Gaynor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Louis Calhern.
  4. He played the role of Joe Brewster in the comedy-drama film When in Rome in 1952.
  5. Alongside Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Fred Clark, and Una Merkel, Paul Douglas co-starred as Pop Larkin in the comedy film The Mating Game in 1959.

Featured Image by Trailer Screenshot / ‘A Letter to Three Wives’ Trailer / Public Domain

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