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Biography

Douglas in 1969.

Source: Wikipedia

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916) is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s, known for doing serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During a sixty-year acting career, he has appeared in over 90 movies, and in 1960 was responsible for helping to end the Hollywood blacklist.

Fact file

  • Born: Issur Danielovitch December 9, 1916 (age 98) Amsterdam, New York, United States
  • Other names: Izzy Demsky
  • Occupation: Actor, producer, director, author
  • Years active: 1942–present
  • Religion: Conservative Judaism
  • Spouse(s): Diana Douglas (m. 1943; div. 1951) Anne Buydens (m. 1954)
  • Children: Michael (b. 1944) Joel (b. 1947) Peter (b. 1955) Eric (1958–2004)
  • Relatives: Cameron Douglas (b. 1978; grandson) Dylan Michael Douglas (b. 2000; grandson) Carys Zeta Douglas (b. 2003; granddaughter)

Read more about Kirk Douglas at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-12-20 14:58:16
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Variety, 2019-10-30 16:44:43
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