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Anne Buydens

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Anne Buydens
Buydens in December 1987
Hannelore Marx[1]

(1919-04-23)23 April 1919[1]
Died29 April 2021(2021-04-29) (aged 102)
Other namesAnne Douglas
Occupation(s)Actress, philanthropist, producer
Years active1952–2013
Kirk Douglas
(m. 1954; his death 2020)
ChildrenPeter Douglas (b. 1955)
Eric Douglas (1958–2004)

Anne Buydens (born Hannelore Marx, 23 April 1919 – 29 April 2021) was a German-born Belgian-American actress, philanthropist, and producer. She was a member of the International Best Dressed List, beginning in 1970.[2][3]

Buydens married actor Kirk Douglas in 1954. They had two children.

Both Kirk Douglas and Buydens were behind the establishment of "Harry's Haven", an Alzheimer's disease unit at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Home in Woodland Hills. It is named after Kirk Douglas's father. The couple was known for their effort to rebuild playgrounds in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Buydens died at her home in Beverly Hills, California on 29 April 2021, one week after her 102nd birthday.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Birth name per naturalization petition (1959), ancestry.com; accessed 19 July 2016.
  2. Staff (1970). "World's Best Dressed Women". The International Hall of Fame: Women. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. Ultimate Style – The Best of the Best Dressed List. 2004. p. 116. ISBN 2 84323 513 8.
  4. Barnes, Mike (29 April 2021). "Anne Douglas, Philanthropist and Widow of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 April 2021.