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Kirk Douglas

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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

In the news

Review: In Julian Schnabel's Van Gogh biopic 'At Eternity's Gate,' an artist explores an artist
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-11-14 22:45:00
Vincent van Gogh is no stranger to a theater near you. More than a dozen motion pictures tell his story (1956’s “Lust For Life” starring Kirk Douglas takes pride of place), making his tortured existence perhaps the most film-friendly of artistic lives. So it’s saying quite a bit, with apologies...

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Variety, 2018-10-01 16:30:15
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Hugh Jackman with the 13th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The award will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on Monday, Nov. 19. Proceeds will go to support SBIFF’s free year-round ...

Free theater tickets? If you're 25 or younger, Center Theatre Group has a new deal for you
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-08-17 14:00:00
In an effort to lure a new generation of theatergoers, Center Theatre Group on Friday will start giving people 25 and younger free tickets to the first preview of productions at the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new program, called FreePlay and announced by Artistic Director...

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