RIP Douglas Dick
Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2015
November 20, 1920 - December 19, 2015 Dr. Douglas M. Dick, Naval officer, actor, writer and psychologist, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Los Angeles home on December 19, 2015. Born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1920, Douglas grew up in Versailles, Kentucky before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in motion picture and television acting and writing and, ultimately, psychology. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gamble Dick, Sr. and Minrose Worley Dick, his brother Gamble Dick, Jr. and his wife Peggy Chantler Dick. Douglas, an honest, intelligent, charitable and principled man, was an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Audubon Society and Mensa. Between 1946 and 1960, he starred in at least 17 major motion pictures being best known for his roles in the movies "Rope," "Home of the Brave," and "The Red Badge of Courage." Between 1951 and 1971, he appeared in sixty different television series and shows, including "Bonanza," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Perry Mason," and is best known for his role in the series, "Waterfront." In addition to acting, he wrote television scripts and stories for five different television series, including "Bewitched," and "I Dream of Jeannie." In 1971, after earning his PhD. in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, he retired from the entertainment profession to begin a psychotherapy practice he pursued until 2003. Douglas was passionate about birdwatching, gardening, literature, opera, living a healthy life and staying connected with his close circle of friends. Those friends and his nephews, Gamble Dick, III and Barclay Dick, along with their families, loved Douglas very much and will miss him greatly. Douglas's family and friends appreciate all that his dedicated caregivers did to comfort him during the final years of his life and thank them for their attentiveness. If you wish to honor Douglas, you may send a contribution to the Audubon Society in his name. A private memorial service will be held.
DICK, Douglas (Douglas M. Dick)
Born: 11/20/1920, Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 12/19/2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Douglas Dick’s westerns – actress.
The Red Badge of Courage – 1951 (lieutenant)
The Iron Mistress – 1952 (Narcisse de Bornay)
The Gambler from Natchez – 1954 (Claude St. Germanie)
The Oklahoman – 1957 (Mel Dobie)
The Gray Ghost (TV) – 1957 (Captain Alan Morrow)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1957, 1958, 1959 (Dave McCallister, Billy Hanley, Clark Matthews)
Bronco (TV) – 1958 (James Jones)
Flaming Star - 1960 (Will Howard)
North to Alaska – 1960 (Lieutenant)
Bonanza (TV) – 1964 (Captain Merced)