Fairbanks even went to Denver in an attempt to pay off a newspaper from publishing news of his infidelity But in the end Owen however figured out what was going on and is said to have told Pickford: 'I'm going to kill that climbing monkey'.Fairbanks did not handle him well as his jealousy was 'infamous', Goessel writes.Key role: While his audiences loved the glamor of his movies and the intrigue of his private life, Fairbanks (right) also laid the foundations of Hollwyood, creating United Artists alongside Chaplin (who is seen signing its papers) and Mary Pickford Always on: Like the reality stars of today, the couple's every move was of interest to their army of fans - even boarding the steps of a train in 1932.
His mother was Anna Beth Sully Fairbanks, his father's first wife and the daughter of a cotton financier. Fairbanks asked, neatly sidestepping a direct response. Perhaps I shouldn't have.'' He smiled when he recalled that Miss Crawford's obsession with cleanliness drove both John and Lionel Barrymore wild during the filming of ''Grand Hotel.'' At her request, he said, his nickname for Miss Crawford was Billie. He has acted on the stage as well as in films, but he is proudest of the stories and articles he has had published over the years in magazines like Collier's and Esquire.
Did Miss Crawford really lack a sense of humor, knit incessantly and despise Norma Shearer and Jean Harlow, as his autobiography asserts? Miss Dietrich's nickname for him was Dushka (it is ''a Russian term of endearment,'' Mr. ''It is more satisfying to be creative than to be a player,'' he said.
HE is the son of the movies' first swashbuckling superhero.
His first stepmother was America's sweetheart, Mary Pickford.
''I've often accused my grandchildren of never having seen one of my films,'' he said.