Kirk Douglas

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Kirk Douglas
Born
Issur Danielovitch Demsky

(1916-12-09) December 9, 1916 (age 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
Spartacus
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
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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch 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 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.

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