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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

The Roots’ Guitarist on Finding Sanctuary in Brooklyn
NY Times Music, 2019-06-11 09:01:20
For “Captain” Kirk Douglas and his family, home is where the art — and the music — is.

Review: In Lucas Hnath's 'Dana H.,' a kidnapping survivor's truth hides in the shadows
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-06-03 22:50:00
Lucas Hnath, part of a bumper crop of playwrights rethinking the parameters of American drama, has written a play about his mother that is rife with contradictions. “Dana H.,” which is having its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre while Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton” is on Broadway and his...

The Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas Shares 'Uma' From Long-Gestating Solo Album: Premiere
Billboard, 2019-05-09 15:00:25
The Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas' first solo album -- Turbulent Times, whose heavy-rocking track "Uma" is premiering...

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