Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas

American stage and film actor (1916-2020)
Kirk Douglas was an American retired actor, producer, director and author. A centenarian, he was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age.
BornDecember 9, 1916
HometownAmsterdam, New York, U.S.
Net worth$60 million
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseAnne Buydens (m 1954 - 2020) , Diana Douglas (m 1943 - 1951)
ChildrenMichael Douglas , Eric Douglas , Joel Douglas , Peter Douglas
ParentsBertha Sanglel , Harry Danielovitch
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Top Stories

Why The Vikings drove Kirk Douglas berserk

  • A day before the 1958 premiere of The Vikings, Kirk Douglas steered the longship of good publicity. He was hoisted almost 100ft above Times Square in a bosun’s chair and dangled alongside the world’s biggest film advertisement: a billboard shaped like a longship – 275ft long, in fact – that stretched across the Astor and Victoria theatres on Broadway.

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Natalie Wood's sister alleges star was assaulted by Kirk Douglas

Natalie Wood’s sister alleges star was once sexually assaulted by Kirk Douglas in her new memoir, Little Sister.
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1992Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesTales From the CryptNominated
1986Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture MadeAmosNominated
1986Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead ActorAmosNominated
1963British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActorLonely Are the BraveNominated
1957Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaLust for LifeWinner