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US News Kirk Douglas Dead: ‘Spartacus’ Actor Dies at 103

02:30  06 february  2020
02:30  06 february  2020 Source:   usmagazine.com

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Actor Kirk Douglas , whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103 . The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus , in which he played the titular He narrowly survived a helicopter crash in 1991 that left two people dead .

Kirk Douglas , one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose rugged good looks and muscular intensity made him a commanding presence in celebrated films like “Lust He was 103 . His son the actor Michael Douglas announced the death in a statement on his Facebook page.

Kirk Douglas standing in front of a curtain: Kirk Douglas in Spartacus, 1960. © Universal Pictures/Getty Images Kirk Douglas in Spartacus, 1960.

Kirk Douglas died, his family announced on Tuesday, February 5. He was age 103.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement obtained by People. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.”

The actor continued, “But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine [Zeta-Jones], a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

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Kirk Douglas , Legendary ‘ Spartacus ’ Star, Dies at 103 . As an actor , Douglas excelled in playing men fighting for their honor (“ Spartacus ,” “Seven Days in May”) and cocky protagonists who were sometimes likable (“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”) and sometimes hateful (“Champion,” “The Bad

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas died at age 103 , his son, actor Michael Douglas , confirmed Wednesday. The actor died peacefully at home early He suffered a compressed spine. But Douglas laughed easily when he spoke of death , attributing his easy sense of humor to his mother, whom he

The Spartacus star, who was one of the last surviving actors from Hollwyood’s Golden Age, starred in more than 90 movies and television shows since beginning his career in the 1940s. He became a household name with his role as Midge Kelly in Champion, which earned him his first Academy Award nomination. His successful career included roles in box-office hits such as The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1953).

Among the many honors Kirk received — including a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 and a Golden Globe for his role in 1956’s Lust for Life — he was also given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1981. The Golden Globes also honored him in 2018, where he was accompanied by his daughter-in-law Zeta-Jones.

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Kirk Douglas , the beloved actor whose roles in ' Spartacus ,' 'Lust for Life' and 'Champion' made him a Hollywood icon, has died at age 103 . Bettmann Archive/Getty Images. Kirk Douglas , the epitome of old-school Hollywood star power whose intense performances conveyed his characters’ fiery and

Kirk Douglas , the dimple-chinned " Spartacus " star with the larger-than-life persona, died Wednesday. He was 103 . As an actor , Douglas excelled in playing men fighting for their honor (“ Spartacus ,” “Seven Days in May”) and cocky protagonists who were sometimes likable (“20,000 Leagues Under

In 1991, the award winner was involved in a helicopter crash that killed two men when a small plane collided into the aircraft above Santa Paula Airport. Five years later, he suffered a stroke that impacted his ability to speak. He underwent speech therapy and learned to talk again, and the experience motivated him to write about the experience in My Stroke of Luck.

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Kirk was previously married to Diana Dill, with whom he shared sons Michael and Joel Douglas, before they divorced in 1951. He later met producer Anne Buydens in Paris while working on Lust for Life, and they married in 1954. The pair went on to have two children, Peter and Eric, an actor who died from an overdose in 2004.

The actor most recently celebrated his 101st birthday in December alongside friends and family, including Michael. The Basic Instinct actor, 74, shared photos from his father’s celebration on Facebook, writing, “At 101 Dad is a true amazement and a great time was had by all.” There was also a cake that depicted the boxing gloves that the elder Douglas wore in his first Oscar-nominated performance, Champion, at the birthday party, as well as a sunflower cake honoring his performance as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life.

Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

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Kirk Douglas , the Hollywood icon, star of ' Spartacus ,' and instrumental figure in breaking the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103 . Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies at 103 . “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday at the age of 103 . His family confirmed his death with People. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13: Actor Kirk Douglas attends the last 70mm film screening of " Spartacus " at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills

The legendary performer is survived by wife Buydens, sons Michael, Joel and Peter Douglas, and grandchildren Cameron Douglas, Carys Douglas, Dylan Michael Douglas, Ryan Douglas, Tyler Douglas, Kelsey Douglas and Jason Douglas.

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