R.I.P. Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas
Published Feb 05, 2020Kirk Douglas — one of Hollywood's most legendary figures — has died. He was 103.
In a statement, his son, Oscar winner Michael Douglas, broke the news, revealing the actor who starred in such cinematic classics as Lust for Life, Paths of Glory and Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus had passed.
"It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today," Michael Douglas wrote on Facebook. "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies... but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad."
Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam, NY, in 1916 and rose to fame during Hollywood's Golden Age, earning his first Oscar nomination in 1949 for the film Champion.
Over the years, Douglas starred in multiple films, with more than 90 credits to his name, starting from the 1940s all the way into the 2000s.
Douglas was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar three times — in addition to Champion, he was nominated for 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful and 1956's Lust for Life.
And while Douglas never did win an Oscar, he received the Academy's honorary award in 1996 after working in the film industry for five decades.