American stage and film actor (1916-2020)
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.
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
December 9, 1916
|Died||February 5, 2020 (aged 103)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S
Jonathan Shields in The Bad and the Beautiful
Vincent van Gogh
in Lust for Life
|Height||5ft 9in (1.75 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Diana Dill (1943-1951, divorced)|
Anne Buydens (1954-2021)
|Awards||Academy Honorary Award|
1996 Lifetime Achievement
1980 Lifetime Achievement
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1957 Lust for Life
Cecil B. DeMille Award
1968 Lifetime Achievement
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1941–1945|
|Unit||Army Medical Administrative Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards|| Army Good Conduct Medal|
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal
European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
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 February 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 103.
- ↑ Berkvist, Robert (February 5, 2020). "Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 103". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
- Kirk Douglas on IMDb
- Kirk Douglas at the TCM Movie Database
- Kirk Douglas at the Internet Broadway Database
- Personal papers of Kirk Douglas at the Wisconsin Historical Society - Roughly 180,000 documents on Douglas's personal and professional life Archived October 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Newcritics.com: Meeting Kirk Douglas Archived January 5, 2019, at the Wayback Machine
- Kirk Douglas, le champion de Hollywood (in French)