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This Day in Georgia History

April 05, 1901

Melvyn Douglas Born

Actor Melvyn Douglas was born in Macon, Georgia as Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg. His acting career spanned 60 years, during which time he became one of three actors to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award. Married to Helen Douglas, he died at age 80 on Aug. 4, 1981.

To view an image of Melvyn Douglas, see the Digital Library of Georgia.