Douglas Fowley

Douglas Fowley
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Douglas Fowley (May 30, 1911 – May 21, 1998) was an American movie and television actor. Fowley was born Daniel Vincent Fowley in The Bronx, New York. The 5'11" actor is probably best remembered for his role as the movie director Roscoe Dexter in Singing in the Rain (1952). The actor appeared in over 240 films and later in dozens of television programs. Fowley's films include Twenty Mule Team, Mighty Joe Young, Battleground, Armored Car Robbery, Chick Carter, Detective, The Naked Jungle, The High and the Mighty and Walking Tall. Fowley began acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. After nightclub performing and stage work, Fowley appeared in his first film alongside Spencer Tracy in The Mad Game in 1933. Early in his acting career he was usually cast as movie heavies or gangsters in B-movies including Charlie Chan and Laurel and Hardy features. Fowley, with then-wife contract actress Shelby Payne, is the father of 1960s record producer Kim Fowley. In the 1950s, he appeared on NBC's The Donald O'Connor Show as himself, as a con man in two episodes of the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life, in Reed Hadley's legal drama, The Public Defender, on the ABC situation comedy The Pride of the Family, and on two Rod Cameron series, the syndicated City Detective and the western-themed State Trooper. The World War II veteran grew a long beard in the 1960s to play Gabby Hayes-like roles on television which was a contrast to his well-groomed looks in the 1940s and 1950s. He appeared in the syndicated 1959-1960 western Pony Express in the episode "Showdown at "Thirty Mile Ridge". Miracle of the White Stallions (1963). Fowley was usually typecast as a villain; when not playing an actual criminal, he often portrayed an argumentative trouble-maker. Portraying a member of Tyrone Power's orchestra in Alexander's Ragtime Band, in the early scenes of the film Fowley's character quarrels with his bandmates, but this is not developed in the film's later scenes. From 1966-1967, Fowley was a regular cast member in Pistols 'n' Petticoats, a CBS sitcom parodying the Old West, somewhat like Forrest Tucker's F Troop on ABC. Fowley played the elderly patriarch in a family of gun-toting women who needed no male assistance. His co-stars were Ruth McDevitt as his wife; Ann Sheridan as his daughter (who died in real life two months before the series ended), and Gary Vinson as Sheriff Harold Sikes. Fowley continued to act into the 1970s and was frequently billed as "Douglas V. Fowley". One of his last roles was as Delaney Rafferty (opposite Patsy Kelly) in Disney's The North Avenue Irregulars, in which he dressed in drag. Fowley died nine days prior to his 87th birthday. Description above from the Wikipedia article Douglas Fowley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Douglas Fowley
Also Known As Douglas V. Fowley, Doug Fowley
Birthday 1911-05-30
Deathday 1998-05-21
Gender Male
IMDB Douglas Fowley profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, USA
As: Roscoe Dexter
1952-04-10
Singin' in the Rain...
As: Taxi Driver (uncredi
1934-05-25
The Thin Man...
As: Blackie Leonard
1945-12-13
Life with Blondie...
As: Larson
1948-09-13
Behind Locked Doors...
As: Franke Simmons
1952-01-01
Finders Keepers...
As: Buck Bowers
1976-08-13
From Noon Till Three...
As: Benjamin 'Benny' McB
1950-06-08
Armored Car Robbery...
As: Bill Collins
1942-02-20
Mr. Wise Guy...
As: Henry Rutherford
1944-11-24
One Body Too Many...
As: Terry Lee
1947-02-01
Scared to Death...
As: 'Kipp' Kippton
1949-11-09
Battleground...
As: Judge R.W. Clarke
1973-02-22
Walking Tall...
As: Peter Lewis
1939-08-31
Charlie Chan at Trea...
As: Pete Lavitch, Privat
1947-05-09
Desperate...
As: Toothless Cowboy
1964-03-18
7 Faces of Dr. Lao...
As: 2nd Detective
1950-08-03
Edge of Doom...
As: Stew Shallis
1948-07-01
Coroner Creek...
As: Walter 'Walt' Walter
1953-09-03
Cat-Women of the Moo...
As: Henchman Willie (unc
1946-03-01
Blonde Alibi...
As: Snapper
1938-05-24
Alexander's Ragtime ...
As: Duke Benson
1936-07-24
36 Hours to Kill...
As: McGhee
1956-09-01
Bandido!...
As: Red Bailey
1947-03-01
Backlash...
As: Inspector Shannon
1947-03-15
Fall Guy...
As: Harry Cheney
1951-08-23
Criminal Lawyer...
As: Det. Sgt. Mack McMan
1950-09-01
Bunco Squad...
As: Johnny Burke
1937-09-22
Charlie Chan on Broa...
As: Delaney
1979-02-09
The North Avenue Irr...
As: Max, Detective
1949-02-15
Flaxy Martin...
As: Joe Eykner
1946-04-27
The Glass Alibi...
As: Jones
1949-07-27
Mighty Joe Young...
As: Munger
1939-03-31
Dodge City...
As: The Inspector
1949-04-15
Search for Danger...
As: Alsop
1954-07-03
The High and the Mig...
As: Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Br
1944-03-15
Lady in the Death Ho...
As: Grock
1948-03-21
Docks of New Orleans...
As: Rocky Taylor
1940-11-30
Ellery Queen, Master...
As: Grundy
1969-11-19
The Good Guys and th...
As: Frederick P. 'Fred'
1949-06-24
Arson, Inc....
As: Cutter Lieutenant We
1943-11-10
Minesweeper...
As: Doc Adams
1956-10-30
Man from Del Rio...
As: Harry Downs aka Jerr
1944-05-13
Detective Kitty O'Da...
As: Police Sgt. Brent
1941-09-12
Dangerous Lady...
As: Nails Blanton (uncre
1943-10-26
The Chance of a Life...
As: Nick Crowder
1938-04-07
Mr. Moto's Gamble...
As: Buckley Saloon Manag
1953-01-31
The Man Behind The G...
As: Mr. Knudsen
1965-01-29
Guns of Diablo...
As: Mr. Crawford
1974-09-01
Homebodies...
As: Joe Sargus
1948-06-25
Waterfront at Midnig...
As: Phil
1947-10-11
Merton of the Movies...
As: Eddie Eads
1937-02-12
On The Avenue...
As: Madder
1939-12-22
Slightly Honorable...
As: Rusty Farrell
1946-07-11
Chick Carter, Detect...
As: Convict
1950-04-15
So You Think You're ...
As: Steve Morgan
1944-04-22
Shake Hands with Mur...
As: Johnnie Hale
1940-08-23
Pier 13...
As: Ace Oliver (as Doug
1947-11-10
Roses Are Red...
As: Roberts aka Walter P
1949-04-29
Susanna Pass...
As: Ramsay McCall
1942-04-01
Sunset on the Desert...
As: Alec
1937-05-28
This Is My Affair...
As: J.E. 'Dutch' Moran
1938-09-25
Time Out for Murder...
As: Freddie Barlow
1939-06-08
It Could Happen to Y...
As: Gus Hammond
1942-04-17
So's Your Aunt Emma!...
As: Cy Turner
1940-11-09
East of the River...
As: 'Crabs' Freeley
1950-02-12
He's a Cockeyed Wond...
As: Joe Grant
1941-09-22
Doctors Don't Tell...
As: Bill Monroe
1947-07-03
The Trespasser...
As: Stag Roper
1940-05-03
20 Mule Team...
As: Clay Ballard (Clario
1955-11-23
Texas Lady...
As: Dave Gans
1957-04-10
Kelly and Me...
As: Mr. White
1953-06-05
A Slight Case Of Lar...
As: Ritchie
1938-01-07
City Girl...
As: Ricky Dole
1939-12-08
Henry Goes Arizona...
As: George
1939-05-05
Lucky Night...
As: Marshal Brennan
1957-04-14
The Badge of Marshal...
As: Daniels
1947-03-01
Undercover Maisie...
As: Steve Trent
1946-06-22
In Fast Company...
As: Dixie Samson
1944-03-24
Rationing...
As: Lt. Steve Bassett
1936-06-02
Navy Born...
As: Clark Varney
1947-01-17
Wild Country...
As: Bryan Hancock (as Do
1977-04-01
Black Oak Conspiracy...
As: Pop Wright
1956-12-01
Rock, Pretty Baby...
As: Brown
1943-11-11
Riding High...
As: Pooch Donahue
1935-09-27
Two for Tonight...
As: Tom Hammond
1947-08-22
Jungle Flight...
As: Herman
1937-08-23
Wake Up and Live...
As: Mushy
1934-10-05
Student Tour...
As: Nelson
1934-05-10
I Hate Women...
As: Thornton W. Wills
1956-04-01
The Broken Star...
As: Seaman Pinky Brett
1938-11-25
Submarine Patrol...
As: Unknown
1943-06-05
Jitterbugs...
As: Joey Farr
1942-06-16
I Live on Danger...
As: Tin Cup Owens (uncre
1951-10-01
Across the Wide Miss...
As: Georgie Gaver
1947-08-27
The Hucksters...
As: Doc H. C. Patterson
1946-05-20
Larceny in Her Heart...
As: Second Prisoner
1954-04-07
Casanova's Big Night...
As: N.Y. Cafe Manager (u
1944-04-25
And the Angels Sing...
As: Toad Ellis
1954-04-01
Southwest Passage...
As: Beetle
1948-05-30
The Dude Goes West...
As: Case Lockwood
1953-12-15
Red River Shore...
As: Cyril Sparks
1935-03-01
Night Life of the Go...
As: Benny Battle
1936-04-03
Big Brown Eyes...
As: Emcee (uncredited)
1935-03-31
Princess O'Hara...
As: Tiger Martin
1938-07-15
Passport Husband...
As: Gus Brawley
1939-03-10
Inside Story...
As: Mac
1936-08-21
Sing, Baby Sing...
As: Frank Pirosh
1952-02-27
Just This Once...
As: Medicine Man
1954-03-03
The Naked Jungle...
As: Chick Page (uncredit
1936-04-10
Small Town Girl...
As: Webster
1937-12-21
Love and Hisses...
As: J. Richard Bentley
1945-09-15
Along the Navajo Tra...
As: Oyster
1935-08-02
Old Man Rhythm...
As: Matt Baxter
1935-03-04
Transient Lady...
As: Amos Bixby (Train Co
1977-05-01
The White Buffalo...
As: Auctioneer (uncredit
1953-08-07
The Band Wagon...
As: Louie Bracado
1950-03-19
Killer Shark...
As: Marty
1948-02-07
If You Knew Susie...
As: Vincent Mackay
1941-12-18
Mr. District Attorne...
As: Ira Prentiss
1950-12-01
Stage to Tucson...
As: Max Janus
1953-02-22
Kansas Pacific...
As: Gaffer (uncredited)
1951-11-15
Callaway Went Thataw...
As: Louie Barton
1943-05-10
Gildersleeve's Bad D...
As: Charlie - Stickman
1955-09-16
The Girl Rush...
As: Emil Hebert
1957-06-01
Bayou...
As: Zuba Wilson
1960-10-10
Desire in the Dust...
As: Pal
1954-03-31
Untamed Heiress...
As: Bill Marsden
1940-06-19
Wagons Westward...
As: Murgatroyd Bartholom
1947-04-01
Yankee Fakir...
As: Harold Butterfield
1954-12-24
Deep in My Heart...
As: Roy Webster
1937-02-10
Time Out for Romance...
As: Chappie Ellerton
1941-07-25
The Parson of Panami...
As: Nick Shelby
1936-10-30
15 Maiden Lane...
As: Jim Tabor
1937-08-18
One Mile From Heaven...
As: Jack Gordon
1945-10-20
Don't Fence Me In...
As: Mace Morgan
1947-04-03
Three on a Ticket...
As: Ed Boyd
1939-05-19
Boy Friend...
As: Cedric Hunt
1938-08-12
Keep Smiling...
As: Rufe Galloway
1939-02-11
The Arizona Wildcat...
As: Alf Barrett
1940-10-10
Cherokee Strip...
As: Slick Connolly
1940-09-13
The Leather Pushers...
As: Toby Sykes
1944-01-18
The Racket Man...
As: Dutch Mullner
1942-06-20
For the Common Defen...
As: Herbert Trask
1951-03-31
Tarzan's Peril...
As: Capt. Rossmead
1941-09-12
Tanks a Million...
As: Captain Rossmead
1942-01-02
Hay Foot...
As: Bob Rankin
1950-06-07
Rider from Tucson...
As: Steve Reeves
1948-12-28
Gun Smugglers...
As: Mitch Gordon
1947-08-23
The Gas House Kids i...
As: Bragg Orcutt
1950-10-20
Rio Grande Patrol...
As: Slade Salters
1941-11-15
Secrets of the Waste...
As: Jeff Burton (as Doug
1942-12-18
Lost Canyon...
As: Ted Curlew
1936-02-15
Ring Around the Moon...
As: Simms
1949-06-26
Massacre River...
As: Eddie Morgan
1940-01-10
Cafe Hostess...
As: Cab Driver (uncredit
1951-10-19
Angels in the Outfie...
As: Bit Part (uncredited
1944-07-04
The Story of Dr. Was...
As: Doc Holliday / Doc F
1994-07-01
Wyatt Earp: Return t...
As: Steve Kepplar
1950-12-08
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr...
As: Dave Norris
1951-10-14
South of Caliente...
As: Himself (archive foo
2002-09-24
Gene Kelly: Anatomy ...
As: Union Officer (uncre
1934-06-08
Operator 13...
As: New Bellboy with Vas
1934-08-03
The Girl from Missou...
As: Sloper
1949-11-24
Renegades of the Sag...
As: Joe Brass
1943-06-18
Colt Comrades...
As: Jack Dailey
1946-01-26
Drifting Along...
As: Ned Thompson
1946-10-15
'Neath Canadian Skie...
As: Nails Nelson
1946-11-15
North of the Border...
As: Joe Bickley
1972-10-18
Run, Cougar, Run...
As: Mark Butler
1947-10-03
Ridin' Down the Trai...
As: Henchman Slip
1948-09-30
The Denver Kid...
As: Steve Gentry
1949-10-06
Satan's Cradle...
As: Rudy (uncredited)
1944-07-07
Johnny Doesn't Live ...
As: Stanley
1977-12-12
Sunshine Christmas...
As: Henchman Slash
1943-10-01
Bar 20...
As: Ben Nash
1943-09-10
The Kansan...
As: Crazy Charley Bonest
1955-07-01
The Lonesome Trail...
As: Bartender
1954-04-25
The Lone Gun...
As: Sheriff
1957-11-01
Raiders of Old Calif...
As: Sheriff
1961-07-01
Buffalo Gun...
As: Gangster (uncredited
1934-01-01
Sleepers East...
As: Ace Wagner
1938-03-11
Walking Down Broadwa...
As: Walter Beeter
1942-10-18
The Devil with Hitle...
As: Saunders
1952-02-09
This Woman Is Danger...
As: Humphrey Hepburn
1953-08-02
Cruisin' Down the Ri...
As: Chet Matthews
1942-04-17
Mississippi Gambler...
As: Unknown
1969-09-15
My World and Welcome...
As: Unknown
1964-09-25
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C....
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1958-09-23
Sea Hunt...
As: Unknown
1954-09-12
Lassie...
As: Unknown
1965-09-16
Laredo...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Unknown
1971-09-17
O'Hara, U.S. Treasur...
As: Unknown
1955-09-06
The Life and Legend ...
As: Unknown
1965-01-24
Branded...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1953-01-01
City Detective...
As: Unknown
1956-09-25
State Trooper...
As: Unknown
1979-07-31
Detective School...
As: Unknown
1960-10-03
The Andy Griffith Sh...
As: Unknown
1977-09-15
CHiPs...
As: Unknown
1955-09-20
Cheyenne...
As: Unknown
1957-10-04
Trackdown...
As: Unknown
1954-10-04
December Bride...
As: Unknown
1950-09-10
The Colgate Comedy H...
As: Unknown
1972-10-14
Kung Fu...
As: Unknown
1960-09-29
My Three Sons...
As: Unknown
1962-10-01
The Lucy Show...
As: Unknown
1972-09-16
The Streets of San F...
As: Unknown
1974-09-13
Kolchak: The Night S...
As: Unknown
1966-09-17
Pistols 'n' Petticoa...
As: Unknown
1975-09-09
Switch...
As: Unknown
1964-09-24
Daniel Boone...
As: Unknown
1957-07-01
Richard Diamond, Pri...
As: Unknown
1955-01-19
The Millionaire...
As: Unknown
1951-04-15
The Adventures of Wi...
As: Unknown
1958-09-06
Wanted: Dead or Aliv...
As: Unknown
1967-09-08
The Guns of Will Son...
As: Unknown
1958-09-29
The Texan...
As: Unknown
1963-09-22
The Bill Dana Show...
As: Unknown
1959-09-08
Tightrope...
As: Unknown
1954-03-11
Public Defender...
As: Unknown
1955-09-20
The Great Gilderslee...
As: Ted (as Douglas V. F
1974-03-27
The Rockford Files...