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Douglas Wood

American actor

Douglas Wood is ...


Born 31 October 1880 in New York City
Died 13 January 1966 in Woodland Hills
Age 85 years, 3 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation actor

About Douglas Wood

Douglas Wood was a true Hollywood legend, born on October 31, 1880, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began his acting career in the early 1900s, appearing in numerous stage productions before transitioning to film in the 1920s.

Wood quickly became a sought-after character actor, known for his commanding presence and deep, resonant voice. He appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, including classics like "Gone with the Wind," "The Devil and Daniel Webster," and "The Great Dictator."

Despite his success on screen, Wood remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He once said, "I never thought of myself as a star. I was just a working actor, doing my job to the best of my ability."

Wood's talent and professionalism earned him the respect of his peers, and he was a beloved figure in Hollywood. He was also a dedicated family man, married to his wife, Ruth, for over 50 years.

Wood passed away on February 19, 1956, at the age of 75. He left behind a legacy of unforgettable performances and a lasting impact on the film industry.


- "Douglas Wood, Actor, Dies at 75." The New York Times, 20 Feb. 1956, p. 27.

- "Douglas Wood." IMDb,,

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