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Kirk Douglas

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Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Residence: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 9 December 1916
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.75 m
Education: St. Lawrence University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Kirk Douglas was bornon 9 December 1916 in Amsterdam, New York, U.S., American, is Actor. Kirk Douglas or Issur Danielovitch Demsky is an American actor, producer and director who rose from the ghettos to become a super star in American cinema. His parents were very poor Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, located in present day Belarus. Kirk was a very keen student and athlete. He was fond of acting and at a very young age realized that getting a scholarship for acting would be the road to salvation from his poor and wretched condition. He had enough talent to get enrolled at the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ which opened the door to fame and riches. He has acted in a large number of movies including serious works, thrillers, westerns and comedies. His gravelly voice, dimpled chin, steely and penetrating gaze helped him to play roles which were very compelling and brought him rave reviews. He has acted in seven films with Burt Lancaster who is another American film legend. He has acted in a variety of roles ranging from an opportunistic and untrustworthy character to a rebellious and unsavory character. He has acted in sci-fi thrillers and has been nominated for the Oscar many times.


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In 2009 he staged a one-man show ‘Before I Forget’ and was greatly appreciated for his performance


He published the biographical work ‘Let’s face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning’ in 2007 and ‘I am Spartacus! The making of a Film, Breaking the Blacklist’ in 2012


In 2003 he acted with his son Michael in the film ‘It Runs in the Family’


He was nominated for the Emmy Award for a guest appearance in ‘Touched by an Angel’ in 2000


He published the non-fiction, ‘Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning’ in 1997’ and in 2003 and ‘My Stroke of Luck’


He produced two great movies ‘Dance with the Devil’ and ‘The Gift’ in 1990 and 1992 respectively


In 1988 he brought out his autography titled ‘The Ragman’s Son’, which was a best-seller


He travelled to Australia in 1982 to act in the film ‘The Man from Snowy River’


His sci-fi film ‘Saturn 3’ with Farah Fawcett came out in 1980


He starred alongside a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Western comedy film ‘The Villain’ in 1979


He directed ‘Scalawag’ in 1973 and ‘Posse’ in 1975 but did not have much success at the box-office


His second film with John Wayne was ‘The War Wagon’ in 1967He paired up with Burt Lancaster for the last time in a gangster comedy called ‘Tough Guys’ in 1968


In 1966 he acted in the film ‘Cast a Giant Shadow’ based on the Israeli freedom struggle


He acted alongside John Wayne in the Second World War film ‘in Harm’s Way’ in 1965


In 1964 he acted in the political thriller ‘Seven Days in May’


He has been the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of the US government since 1963


In 1962 he acted in the western ‘Lonely Are the Brave’ while in 1963 he appeared in the stage adaptation of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ which was made into a film in 1975 by his son Michael


He acted in the anti-war epic ‘Paths of Glory’ in 1957 and the magnificent film ‘Spartacus’ in 1960 under the banner of Bryna Productions


His third Oscar nomination came with the film ‘Lust for Life’ in 1956


He started his own production company ‘Bryna Productions’ in 1955


He married Anne Budyens on May 29, 1954 and they have two sons, Peter and Eric from this marriage


The ‘Bad and the Beautiful’ brought him his second Oscar nomination in 1952


He received his first nomination for the Oscar in 1949 for his role in ‘Champion’


In 1948 he acted in the low-key drama ‘I Walk Alone’ alongside Burt Lancaster for the first time


Kirk Douglas married Diana Dill on November 2, 1943 and divorced her on February 23, 1951


He joined the US Navy in 1941 during the Second World War and returned to acting in the theater after the end of the war in 1945


Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam, New York, USA, on December 9, 1916 to Herschel Danielovitch and Bryna Sanglel Danielovitch

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