On February 7, 1957, he appeared on NBC's The Ford Show starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. In 1961, he was a guest at the wedding of Katharine Worsley to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.On stage, Fairbanks toured in My Fair Lady in 1968, and in The Pleasure of His Company several times, including tours in the U. in 1970–72 and the 1977 Australian production with Stanley Holloway.Fairbanks and Crawford married on June 3, 1929 at St. Fairbanks was only 19; Crawford was four years older.They travelled to Britain on a delayed honeymoon, where he was entertained by Noël Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Beatrice Lillie, and Prince George, Duke of Kent.
In the middle 1950s, Fairbanks was a guest star on NBC's The Martha Raye Show.
He thought his career would be revived by That Lady in Ermine with Betty Grable but director Ernst Lubitsch died during production and was replaced by Otto Preminger; the resulting film was not a success and Fairbanks Jr believes this cost his career momentum.
As a confirmed Anglophile, he spent much time in the United Kingdom, where he was well known in the highest social circles.
They had three daughters: Daphne, Victoria and Melissa, as well as eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Fairbanks was a friend of Laurence Olivier and was among the contributors to a documentary by The South Bank Show called Laurence Olivier: A Life.