Warren Douglas

Warren Douglas (born Warren Douglas Wandberg;[1] July 29, 1911 – November 15, 1997) was an American actor and screenwriter.[2]

Warren Douglas
Douglas in his 1929 high school yearbook
Warren Douglas Wandberg

July 29, 1911
DiedNovember 15, 1997 (1997-11-16) (aged 86)
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1938–1981 (film)

Born in Minneapolis,[3] Douglas was a 1929 graduate of South High School in Minneapolis.[1] He later attended the Minneapolis College of Music.[4]

Douglas' work on stage included work in local theater and acting in productions in summer stock theater.[1] On Broadway, he had the role of Alec Dixon in Happily Ever After (1945).[5]

Beginning in the 1950s, Douglas focused his efforts more on writing than on acting. He wrote two novels, The Man from Wells Fargo, and One Came Alone, in addition to 48 teleplays and screenplays. He also wrote the lyrics and books for the musicals Belle Starr, Go for Your Gun, and The Peaceful Palace.[3]

On November 15, 1997, Douglas died of heart failure at the Kit Carson Rest Home in Jackson, California, at age 86.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. Shah, Allie (November 20, 1997). "Warren Douglas, 86, dies; was film actor, TV writer". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. p. 41. Retrieved 21 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  2. Keaney, Michael F. (2015). Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959. McFarland. pp. 259, 408. ISBN 9780786491551. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. Oliver, Myrna (December 4, 1997). "Warren Douglas; Actor, Screenwriter, Lyricist". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. 46. Retrieved 21 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "Music College Activities". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. June 3, 1934. p. 27. Retrieved 21 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Warren Douglas". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.

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