Kirk Douglas

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Kirk Douglas
Studio publicity Kirk Douglas.jpg
Douglas in 1963
Issur Danielovitch Demsky

(1916-12-09)December 9, 1916
DiedFebruary 5, 2020(2020-02-05) (aged 103)
Other namesIssur Danielovitch
Notable work
Michael Kelly
in Champion
Jonathan Shields in The Bad and the Beautiful
Vincent van Gogh
in Lust for Life
in Spartacus
Height5ft 9in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)Diana Dill (1943-1951, divorced)
Anne Buydens (1954-present)
ChildrenMichael Douglas (born 1944)
Joel Douglas (born 1947)
Peter Douglas (born 1955)
Eric Douglas (1958-2004)
Parent(s)Herschel Demsky
Bryna Sanglel
AwardsAcademy 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

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was 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 also starred as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life.

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 was one of two living actors on the list (Sidney Poitier is the other).

In 1995, he was given an Honorary Academy Award. In 1956, he won a Golden Globe Award.

Kirk Douglas died on 5 February 2020 in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 103.[1]

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  1. Berkvist, Robert (2020-02-05). "Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 103". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-11.

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