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Also Known As: Daniel Vincent Fowley, Douglas V Fowley, Douglas V. Fowley, Doug Fowley Died: May 21, 1998
Born: May 30, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, screenwriter

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Macumba Love (1960) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994) Doc Holiday
2.
 North Avenue Irregulars, The (1979) Delaney Rafferty
3.
 White Buffalo, The (1977) Amos Bixby
4.
 Black Oak Conspiracy (1976) Bryan Hancock
5.
 From Noon Till Three (1976) Buck Bowers
6.
 Homebodies (1974) Mr Crawford
7.
 Walking Tall (1973)
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10.
 Guns of Diablo (1964)
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Raised in NYC
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Began career as a stage actor in NYC
1933:
Film debut in "The Mad Game"
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Appeared as a gangster or villain in numerous films in the 1930s
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Served in the US Navy during WWII
1952:
Played a film director in the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain"
1955:
Portrayed Doc Holliday on the ABC series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"
1960:
Co-wrote, produced and directed "Macumba Love"
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Co-starred with Ann Sheridan in the CBS sitcom "Pistols 'n' Petticoats"
1979:
Final feature, "North Avenue Irregulars"
1994:
Reprised role of Doc Holliday in the CBS TV-movie "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone"; final screen appearance
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Education

Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Jean Fowley. Survived him.

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son:
Douglas Fowley Jr. Survived him.
son:
Kim Fowley. Film music producer. Survived him.
son:
Daniel Fowley. Survived him.
daughter:
Gretchen Fowley. Survived him.
son:
Kip Fowley. Survived him.
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Movie and television actor Douglas Fowley (May 30, 1911-May 21, 1998) was born in The Bronx, New York, USA. The 5'11" actor is probably best remembered by movie buffs for his role as a movie director Roscoe Dexter in Singing in the Rain and the false-teeth clicking soldier "Kipp" in Battleground. The actor appeared in over 240 films and later and dozens of television programs. Fowley's films include Twenty Mule Team (1940), Mighty Joe Young (1949), Battleground (1949), Armored Car Robbery (1950), The Naked Jungle (1954), The High and the Mighty (1954) and Walking Tall (1973). Fowley 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 career he was usually cast as movie heavies or gangsters in B-movies including Charlie Chan and Laurel and Hardy features. Fowley, with then-wife contract actress Shelby Payne, is the father of 1960s record producer Kim Fowley. The World War II vet grew a long beard in the 1960s to play Gabby Hayes-like roles on television which was a contrast to his well groomed looks in the 40s and 50s.

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