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Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas
Douglas in 1956
Personal information
Birth nameIssur Danielovitch
Birth dateDecember 9, 1916(age 99)
Place of birthAmsterdam, New York, U.S.
Other namesIzzy Demsky
EducationSt. Lawrence University
Alma materAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationActor, producer, director, author
Years active1942 present
ReligionConservative Judaism
SpouseDiana Dill (1943 51; divorced)
Anne Buydens (1954 present)
ChildrenMichael Douglas
Joel Douglas
Peter Douglas
Eric Douglas (1958 2004)
RelativesCameron Douglas (grandson)

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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, ; December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Spartacus (1960), and Lonely Are the Brave (1962).

He is No.17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community."

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