Douglas Spencer

Inside Biography

Douglas Spencer was a popular American actor. He was best known for his performance in the movie The Thing from Another World. Similarly, he was also famous for his various roles in films such as The Diary of Anne Frank and This Island Earth. He was also appreciated for his works in TV shows like The RiflemanBonanzaThe Twilight Zone, and Svengoolie.

Early Life & Education

Douglas Spencer was born as William Henry Mesenkop on February 10, 1910, in Princeton, Illinois, USA under the birth sign Aquarius. 

Spencer was born to a father William Lewis Messenkop and the mother Grace Beerus. More information about his family, siblings, and educational background are not available.

Professional Career

The late actor Douglas Spencer began his career in 1940 with the movie Men Against The Sky. He then appeared in the film Smoky in 1946. After two years, in 1948, the prominent figure featured in movies like The Sainted Sisters, Night Has A Thousand Eyes and The Big Clock.

He worked in only four TV shows in his acting career that included The Rifleman, Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and Svengoolie. Spencer gained popularity after working in the movie, The Thing from Another World. Likewise, his notable work credits include This Island Earth and The Diary of Anne Frank.

Moreover, Douglas worked as Frank Heath in the TV series TV Reader's Digest and worked as Sheriff in the series Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre. Likewise, he also worked in the film Man from Del Rio

Net Worth & Salary

This Island Earth actor Douglas Spencer kept the details regarding his net worth and salary confined to himself until the time of his death. It is not known exactly how much Spencer worth at the time of his death, however, as per some online sites, he had an estimated net worth in millions that is currently valued around $20 million.

The primary source of Douglas' earnings was his acting career in movies and television series. Besides, he also earned an impressive amount of money from commercials, advertisements, and sponsors.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriend & Wedding

Talking about Douglas Spencer's personal life, it was still the mystery while he died in 1960. He preferred living low key so, the details of his relationship and affairs are unavailable.

The actor had worked with several actresses. He had many female friends but none of their names were linked with him as his love interest. He was friendly and fun-loving personality. 


American actor Douglas Spencer died at the age of 50 on October 6, 1960. Sources reported Spencer died of Diabetes in his residence in Los Angeles. Spencer was buried in Oakland Cemetery Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois.

by samikshya, 20 Aug, 2019

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