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Kirk Douglas

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Biography

Douglas in 1969.

Source: Wikipedia

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916) is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s, known for doing serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During a sixty-year acting career, he has appeared in over 90 movies, and in 1960 was responsible for helping to end the Hollywood blacklist.

Fact file

  • Born: Issur Danielovitch December 9, 1916 (age 98) Amsterdam, New York, United States
  • Other names: Izzy Demsky
  • Occupation: Actor, producer, director, author
  • Years active: 1942–present
  • Religion: Conservative Judaism
  • Spouse(s): Diana Douglas (m. 1943; div. 1951) Anne Buydens (m. 1954)
  • Children: Michael (b. 1944) Joel (b. 1947) Peter (b. 1955) Eric (1958–2004)
  • Relatives: Cameron Douglas (b. 1978; grandson) Dylan Michael Douglas (b. 2000; grandson) Carys Zeta Douglas (b. 2003; granddaughter)

Read more about Kirk Douglas at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Bill Irwin shares the secrets of Samuel Beckett in a masterclass at the Kirk Douglas
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-20 15:36:21
Tony winner Bill Irwin brings an obsession for the Irish playwright and a genius for physical comedy to "On Beckett," now onstage in Culver City.

For Bill Irwin, master interpreter of Samuel Beckett, even the unspoken word matters
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-18 13:00:29
As public discourse reaches new lows online, the star of "On Beckett" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre reflects on Beckett's incredibly precise writing.

Theater in L.A. this week: Bill Irwin's 'On Beckett,' Ethan Coen's 'A Play Is a Poem' and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-15 13:00:56
New plays in L.A. for Sept. 15-22 include Bill Irwin's "On Beckett" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and Ethan Coen's "A Play Is a Poem" at the Taper

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