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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

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Review: The drama flies with the elbows in the 'Roller Derby Play' at the Kirk Douglas
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-11 19:55:00
Center Theatre Group kicks off its third annual Block Party program, which remounts successful recent productions from three local theater companies, with Gina Femia’s lively and enjoyable sports dramedy “For the Love Of (Or, the Roller Derby Play).” The inventively staged show premiered in L.A....

Weekend Picks: Yuja Wang, Block Party, ‘Aladdin’ and Iranian New Year
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-07 23:35:00
Looking to get you out of the house after all that rain? May we suggest pianist Yuja Wang with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a new edition of the Block Party festival at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the return of the national musical tour of “Aladdin.” The Academy of St. ...

New video: ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ features a masterful Willem DaFoe as Van Gogh
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-02-09 16:00:00
New on Blu-ray “At Eternity’s Gate” (Lionsgate DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99; also available on VOD) The life of Vincent Van Gogh — and how he turned poverty and madness into art — has been told several times on film, with the likes of Kirk Douglas and Tim Roth playing the ...

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