The famous actor Kirk Douglas who has earned huge fame in the film industry for over six decades has recently passed away at the age of 103. In fact, the actor has given both on stage and screen performance and has done various roles during his acting career and one of the popular characters played by him was in the 1960 classic Spartacus in which he played the titular character.
The Actor was born in 1916 in Amsterdam, New York and completed his graduation at St. Lawrence University. Kirk rose to prominence during the 1950s, which is also known to be Hollywood’s “golden age.” In 1949 he appeared in a lead role in the movie “Champion” which also earned his first Oscar nomination. Mr. Douglas is mainly known for his serious drama and explosive acting style.
Moreover, Kirk Douglas is also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas. Following the death of his father, Michael said in a statement that, “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I have to announce that Kirk Douglas left us today.” Further, he added that “To the world, he was a legend, but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad.”
“Let me end with the words which I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad – I love you so much and I am proud to be your son,” Micheal added.
Kirk and his wife are also known for donating millions of dollars to charitable causes and have also helped build hundreds of school playgrounds. One of the philosophies of Mr. Douglas, as stated by Michael, is that “Before you die, try to do something for other people. “
Mr. Douglas had been nominated for an Oscar three x including for movies like champion bracket 1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956). Moreover in 1996 you also one honorary award and recognition for completing 50 years in the film industry.
The world-famous director Steven Spielberg also stated that “Kirk has retained his Movistar charisma until the end of his wonderful life and I am honored to have been a small part of his last 45 years.”