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Kirk Douglas

Actor Kirk Douglas

Full Name: Issur Danielovitch
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: American film and stage actor, film producer and author. Popular films include "Out of the Past" (1947), "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954), "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) and "Spartacus".

Born: December 9, 1916
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: February 5, 2020 (aged 103)

Biography: With his strong chin and stern looks, American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-) has been a favourite for tough-guy roles throughout his career.

Significant roles include Colonel Dax in Paths of Glory (1957), lead in Spartacus (1960) and Van Gogh in Lust For Life (1956),a role for which he won widespread acclaim and a Golden Globe.

Douglas claims that frequent accusations that he tried to direct the films he was in led to his becoming officially director for several projects, starting with Scalawag (1973). (OnThisDay.com)

Married Life

  • 1954-05-28 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

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