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Warren Douglas
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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)

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


Born in Minneapolis,[3] Douglas was a 1929 graduate of Minneapolis South High School.[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. ^ a b c d Shah, Allie (November 20, 1997). "Warren Douglas, 86, dies; was film actor, TV writer". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. p. 41. Retrieved March 21, 2019 – via
  2. ^ Keaney, Michael F. (2015). Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940–1959. McFarland. pp. 259, 408. ISBN 9780786491551. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Oliver, Myrna (December 4, 1997). "Warren Douglas; Actor, Screenwriter, Lyricist". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. 46. Retrieved March 21, 2019 – via
  4. ^ "Music College Activities". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. June 3, 1934. p. 27. Retrieved March 21, 2019 – via
  5. ^ "Warren Douglas". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
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