Kirk Douglas

Douglas c. 1955 Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916) is an American retired actor, producer, director and author. A centenarian, he is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in ''The Strange Love of Martha Ivers'' (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck and Lizabeth Scott. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 movies. Douglas is known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in ''Town Without Pity'' (1961).

Douglas became an international star through positive reception for his leading role as an unscrupulous boxing hero in ''Champion'' (1949), which brought him his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Other early films include ''Young Man with a Horn'' (1950), playing opposite Lauren Bacall and Doris Day, ''Ace in the Hole'' opposite Jan Sterling (1951), and ''Detective Story'' (1951), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Drama. He received a second Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in ''The Bad and the Beautiful'' (1952), opposite Lana Turner, and his third nomination for portraying Vincent van Gogh in ''Lust for Life'' (1956), which landed him a second Golden Globe nomination.

In 1955, he established Bryna Productions, which began producing films as varied as ''Paths of Glory'' (1957) and ''Spartacus'' (1960). In those two films he collaborated with the then-relatively-unknown director Stanley Kubrick, taking lead roles in both films. Douglas has been praised for helping to break the Hollywood blacklist by having Dalton Trumbo write ''Spartacus'' with an official on-screen credit. He produced and starred in ''Lonely Are the Brave'' (1962), considered a classic, and ''Seven Days in May'' (1964), opposite Burt Lancaster, with whom he made seven films. In 1963, he starred in the Broadway play ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'', a story that he purchased and later gave to his son Michael Douglas, who turned it into an Oscar-winning film.

As an actor and philanthropist, Douglas has received three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an author, he has written ten novels and memoirs. He is No. 17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema, the highest-ranked living person on the list. After barely surviving a helicopter crash in 1991 and then suffering a stroke in 1996, he has focused on renewing his spiritual and religious life. He lives with his second wife (of years), Anne Buydens, a producer. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1994
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by Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Published 1990
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Published 1997
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by Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Published 2002
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Published 1977
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by Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Published 1989
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Published 2002
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by Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Published 1992
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by Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Published 1992
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Published 2017
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Published 1984
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Published 1986
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Published 1988
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