Kirk Douglas

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Kirk Douglas

Douglas in March 2011
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky
December 9, 1916 (1916-12-09) (age 97)
Amsterdam, New York
Other names Issur Danielovitch
Notable works Michael Kelly
in Champion
Jonathan Shields in The Bad and the Beautiful
Vincent van Gogh
in Lust for Life
Spartacus
in Spartacus
Height 5ft 9in (1.75 m)
Spouse Diana Dill (1943-1951, divorced)
Anne Buydens (1954-)
Children Michael Douglas (born 1944)
Joel Douglas (born 1947)
Peter Douglas (born 1955)
Eric Douglas (1958-2004)
Parents Herschel Demsky
Bryna Sanglel
Awards Academy Honorary Award
1996 Lifetime Achievement
Honorary César
1980 Lifetime Achievement
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1957 Lust for Life
Cecil B. DeMille Award
1968 Lifetime Achievement
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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an American actor and movie producer. His parents were Jews from the Russian Empire. Douglas has acted in many of Hollywood's most well-known of all time, including Spartacus. He is also father to actor and producer Michael Douglas. He came in at #17 on AFI's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time and is one of two living actors on the list (Sidney Poitier is the other).

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