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 #171963  by Vegan4Life
 Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Kirk Douglas dead at 103: Spartacus star's heartbroken son Michael Douglas shares news of Hollywood legend's passing


Hollywood acting legend Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103

The Spartacus star is survived by his wife of 65 years Anne Buydens and his three sons Michael, Joel, and Eric

His son Michael Douglas, an acting icon in his own right, revealed the news of his father's death in an emotional statement

Douglas suffered a stroke back in 1996 that left him with slurred speech and damaged facial nerves

The famed actor, who was one of the last of Hollywood's Golden Age, made more than 90 movies in a career that stretched across seven decades



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Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York, the fourth child and only son for his mother, Bryna, and his father, Herschel 'Harry' Danielovitch. Douglas' father had immigrated to America in 1910 from Russia to escape the pogroms. Above, Douglas with his mother, Bryna, in an undated photo. He later named his production company after her, which produced such hits as 1960's Spartacus


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Douglas married his first wife Diana Dill (above) on November 2, 1943 after he joined the US Navy, and he was a communications officer. Together the couple had two sons: Michael, who was born on September 25, 1944, and Joel, who was born on January 23, 1947

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On the left, Kirk Douglas with Marilyn Maxwell in 1949's Champion. He earned his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of boxer Midge Kelly

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Above, a movie poster for It Runs in the Family, which was released in 2003. The film stars Cameron Douglas, with bandanna, Kirk Douglas, seated, with his ex-wife, Diana Dill next to him. Douglas and Dill had two sons, including Michael, standing. The film also stars Rory Culkin and Bernadette Peters

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Kirk Douglas, center, with his four sons after he was awarded an honorary Oscar for his body of work in 1996. From left to right: Michael, Joel, Kirk, Eric and Peter

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