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Portrait of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford in Buxton

Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) was a world famous American movie actor who made the transition from silent star to talking pictures to become the biggest 'star' of his time. He was born in Denver, Colorado, but was always something of an anglophile who loved anything British. From 1901 to 1914, Fairbanks appeared on stage in light comedies. In 1915 he began making movies, becoming the swashbuckling…