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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

Feedback: From 'Parasite's' win to In Memoriam snubs, readers sound off on this year's Oscars
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-13 14:00:45
Feelings about Oscar "In Memoriam" snubs from Luke Perry to "Lolita's" Sue Lyon, plus the best picture win for "Parasite," Kirk Douglas remembrances and lingering thoughts about Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl.

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Variety, 2020-02-12 14:30:19
Fade In: Soundstage, Universal Studios. Interior — Nightclub. Kirk Douglas, Gig Young and I are rehearsing a scene from our film, “For Love or Money,” a fizzy, frothy 1963 opus in which Kirk and I were cast as a version of “Rock & Doris” in this variation on their fizzy, ...

Kirk Douglas' last words? Michael Douglas says they were a political endorsement
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-11 19:02:01
Michael Douglas says his father Kirk Douglas' last words included what sounds like a campaign slogan for a particular Democratic presidential candidate.

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