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Kirk Douglas

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Kirk Douglas

American stage and film actor, film producer and authoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (69%), (7%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gregory Peck, Michael Douglas, Charlton Heston

Linked to: St. Lawrence University, American Film Institute, New York Philharmonic, United States Navy

 

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Kirk Douglas was born in 1916. add something


1919

Charlie Chaplin - In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the United Artists film distribution company with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, all of whom were seeking to escape the growing power consolidation of film distributors and financiers in the developing Hollywood studio system.


1940

Carl Foreman - Returning to writing commercial scripts, by the end of the 1940s, Foreman had become one of the top writers in Hollywood whose successes included the 1949 Kirk Douglas film "Champion" for which Foreman received an Academy *award nomination


1941

Douglas enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944. add something


1943

Douglas married twice, first to Diana Dill, on November 2, 1943. add something


1944

He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944. add something


1947

Out of the Past - "'Out of the Past"' is a 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas


1949

Douglas made his Broadway debut in 1949 in the Anton Chekhov play "The Three Sisters," produced by Katharine Cornell. add something


1950

Hans Ruesch - Kirk Douglas starred as Gino Borgesa, a reckless Formula One driver, ensnared by speed, adrenaline, and a Hollywood 1950s romance

 

Pier Angeli - According to Kirk Douglas' autobiography, he and Angeli were engaged in the 1950s after meeting on the set of the 1953 film "The Story of Three Loves"

 

Bix Beiderbecke - In 1950, Michael Curtiz directed the film "Young Man with a Horn", starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren_Bacall, and Doris Day

 

Dorothy Baker - In 1950, it was made into a movie of the same name with Kirk Douglas, Lauren_Bacall, and Doris Day


1951

Barbara Rush - She made her screen debut in the 1951 movie " The Goldbergs" and went on to star opposite the likes of James Mason, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Richard Burton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas

 

Ace in the Hole (film) - "'Ace in the Hole"' is a 1951 American film noir starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper

 

Along the Great Divide - The movie stars Kirk Douglas, Virginia May 1951 o, John Agar, and Walter Brennan


1953

Dany Robin - She performed with Peter Sellers in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and co-starred opposite Kirk Douglas in the 1953 romantic drama "Act of Love"


1954

Buster Keaton - In 1954, Keaton played his first television dramatic role in "The Awakening", an episode of the syndicated anthology series Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents.

 

Richard Fleischer - In 1954, he was chosen by Walt Disney to direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" starring Kirk Douglas, James_Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre

 

Katy Jurado - Jurado debuted in European films in 1954 with the film "The Racers" with Kirk Douglas and Cesar Romero, and filmed in France, Italy and Spain

 

Bella Darvi - She was Richard Widmark's love interest in Sam Fuller's 1954 film "Hell and High Water" as well as that of Kirk Douglas in 1955's "The Racers", but is probably best known for the role of Nefer, the seductive Babylonian courtesan, in "The Egyptian"


1956

Douglas described his role as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life a "very painful experience". He writes, "Not only did I look like Van Gogh, I was the same age he was when he committed suicide.". add something

 

Cafe Terrace at Night - The painting and the café were both featured in the 1956 film "Lust for Life" starring Kirk Douglas and later in "Vincent and the Doctor" , the tenth episode in the fifth series of British science fiction television series "Doctor Who"

 

Lauren Bacall - Written on the Wind, directed by Douglas Sirk in 1956, is now considered a classic tear-jerker.


1957

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film) - "'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"' is a 1957 American film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, based on a real event which took place on October 26, 1881


1960

Kim Novak - In 1960, she co-starred with Kirk Douglas in "Strangers When We Meet", featuring Walter Matthau and Ernie Kovacs

 

Eric Douglas - ' This ended up with the majority of the audience standing up and repeating the line much like Kirk Douglas' iconic scene in the 1960 film Spartacus and Douglas storming off the stage

 

Spartacus (film) - "'Spartacus"' is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave of the title


1960

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1961

Edward Abbey - In 1961, the movie version of his second novel, "The Brave Cowboy," with screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, was being shot on location in New Mexico by Kirk Douglas who had bought the novel's screen rights and was producing and starring in the film, released in 1962 as Lonely Are the Brave

 

The Last Sunset (film) - "'The Last Sunset"' is a 1961 western movie starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone, and was directed by Robert Aldrich


1962

James Bassett (author) - Bassett drew on his World War II experiences for his novel "Harm's Way", which became a bestseller after its publication in 1962 and was made into a motion picture starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Henry Fonda and directed by Otto Preminger

 

Walter Matthau - In 1962, he was a sympathetic sheriff in Lonely are the Brave, which starred Kirk Douglas.


1964

Seven Days in May - "'Seven Days in May"' is an American political thriller motion picture directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric_March, and Ava Gardner, and released in February 1964


1966

Ted Berkman - He wrote the screenplay for the 1966 film starring Kirk Douglas based on the book

 

Senta Berger - In 1966, Berger co-starred with Kirk Douglas in the movie "Cast a Giant Shadow"

 

Larry Collins (writer) - The book was an instant success and was made into a movie in 1966 by director René Clément, starring Kirk Douglas, Glenn_Ford and Alain Delon


1967

The War Wagon - "'The War Wagon"' is a 1967 Western film starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, released by Universal Pictures, directed by Burt Kennedy, produced by Marvin Schwartz and adapted by Clair Huffaker from his own novel

 

The War Wagon - In July 1967 Kirk Douglas was announced for the co-starring role


1968

Charlton Heston - Following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

Charlton Heston - Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.


1970

Nobuhiko Obayashi - In the 1970s he began a series of Japanese ads featuring well-known American stars such as Kirk Douglas and Charles Bronson


1971

David Winters (choreographer) - In 1971 Winters directed and produced "Once Upon a Wheel", an ABC television documentary on the history of auto racing starring and hosted by Paul Newman and co-starring Mario Andretti, Kirk Douglas, Hugh Downs, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero, Dick Smothers and many others

 

Gene Hackman - In 1971, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award again, this time for 1970's I Never Sang for My Father, working alongside Melvyn Douglas and Estelle Parsons.

 

A Gunfight - "'A Gunfight"' is a Western movie from 1971 directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash


1973

Later in 1973, Douglas appeared in a made-for-TV musical version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. add something

 

Scalawag (film) - "'Scalawag"' is a 1973 film directed by Kirk Douglas, his first of two films directed, the other being "Posse"


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1975

James Stacy - His comeback film was the 1975 Kirk Douglas Western "Posse", in which he was cast as newspaper editor "Harold Hellman", a part Douglas had written for him

 

Michael Douglas - In 1975, Douglas received from his father, Kirk Douglas, the rights to the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

 

Posse (1975 film) - "'Posse"' is a 1975 American Western film, produced by, directed by and starring Kirk Douglas


1976

Gregory Peck - Despite his reservations about American general Douglas MacArthur as a man, Peck had long wanted to play him on film, and did so in MacArthur in 1976.


1979

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Schwarzenegger appeared with Kirk Douglas and Ann-Margret in the 1979 comedy The Villain.


1980

Stanley Donen - In 1980 Donen made the science fiction film "Saturn 3", starring Kirk Douglas, Farrah_Fawcett and Harvey Keitel

 

James Farentino - In 1980, Farentino starred in "The Final Countdown" with Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen

 

Theresa Saldana - She appeared in "Home Movies" with Kirk Douglas and Nancy Allen for director Brian DePalma in 1980

 

The Fury (1978 film) - The scene in which Kirk Douglas escapes the agents at the hotel were filmed at the now defunct Plymouth Hotel, the same hotel and room used in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers"

 

Home Movies (film) - "'Home Movies"' is a 1980 independent film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia, Keith Gordon, Theresa Saldana, and Gerrit Graham


1981

Popular at home and around the world, Douglas received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981, the French Legion of Honor in 1985, and the National Medal of the Arts in 2001. add something


1982

Harold Jack Bloom - One of his last assignments was the well-regarded TV movie "Remembrance of Love" in 1982, a showcase role for Kirk Douglas as a Holocaust survivor


1984

In 1984, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, and he received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991. add something


1985

Elizabeth Montgomery - She played a rare villainous role in the 1985 television movie "Amos", as a vicious nurse in a home for senior citizens who abuses her wards, played by, among others, Kirk Douglas and Dorothy McGuire


1988

John Harkins (actor) - In 1988, Harkins co-starred in the television adaptation of "Inherit the Wind" starring Jason Robards and Kirk Douglas, followed by a role in "Slaves of New York"


1990

Ernest Thompson - During the 1990s, Thompson wrote the television film "Take Me Home Again" in 1994, based on the novel by Lamar Herrin, starring Kirk Douglas and Craig T. Nelson, in which Thompson appeared


1991

In February 1991, he survived a helicopter crash in which two people died. add something


1996

Douglas did not win any competitive Oscars, but received a Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for "50 years as a moral and creative force in the motion picture community". add something

 

In January 1996, he suffered a severe stroke, partially impairing his ability to speak. add something


1997

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997. add something


1999

Douglas celebrated a second Bar-Mitzvah ceremony in 1999 at the age of eighty-three. add something

 

Corbin Allred - He appeared in the 1999 films "Diamonds" alongside Dan Aykroyd and Kirk Douglas and "Anywhere but Here" with Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon


2000

Judaism and I parted ways a long time ago, when I was a poor kid growing up in Amsterdam, N.Y. Back, I was pretty good in cheder, so the Jews of our community thought they would do a wonderful thing and collect enough money to send me to a yeshiva to become a rabbi. add something

 

Holocaust 2000 - "'Holocaust 2000"' is a 1977 British-Italian horror film directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Kirk Douglas


2001

Cooper Foundation - Despite an intensive grass-roots campaign by local preservationists, support by film actors and the movie industry including Kirk Douglas, Charlton_Heston, Janet Leigh, Ray Bradbury, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Society of Cinematographers, the owner, Nebraska Methodist Health Systems, Inc., went ahead with demolition on August 20, 2001, to make space available for a parking lot for its administration offices


2003

Diana Dill - Dill continued to appear in films with Kirk Douglas, most recently in 2003, when he played her husband in "It Runs in the Family", in which son Michael and grandson Cameron acted

 

Bernadette Peters - Peters appeared with three generations of the Kirk Douglas family in the 2003 film "It Runs in the Family", in which she played the wife of Michael Douglas's character

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Knight claimed she had been in love with Douglas and admitted to the offences, which took place between October 2003 and May 2004.


2004

In October 2004, the avenue Kirk Douglas Way in Palm Springs, California was named in his honor by the Palm Springs, California International Film Society and Film Festival. add something

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones - In 2004, Douglas and Zeta-Jones took legal action against stalker Dawnette Knight, who was accused of sending violent letters to the couple that contained graphic threats on Zeta-Jones' life.


2006

Tom Hanks - In 2006, the Space Foundation awarded Hanks the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award.

 

Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


2009

In March 2009, Douglas starred in an autobiographical one man show titled Before I Forget at the Center Theater Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California. add something

 

Eric Douglas - During an appearance on "The Early Show" in 2009, Kirk Douglas told interviewer Julie Chen that he and his wife had taken Eric to "20 rehab centers" over the years and that "nothing helped"


2010

The four performances were filmed and turned into a documentary that was first screened in January 2010. add something

 

Louis Jourdan - In 2010, Jourdan was *awarded "Légion d'Honneur" in Los Angeles , which he received, accompanied by friends, including Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas

 

Louis Jourdan - In July 2010, Jourdan was made an Officier de la Legion d'honneur, which he received, accompanied by friends, including Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas


2011

In one of his early television appearances, Douglas was a musical guest on The Jack Benny Program. add something

 

On February 27, 2011, Douglas appeared on the stage of the Kodak Theatre for the 83rd Academy awards to present the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, where he flirted with host Anne Hathaway, quipping, "where were you when I was making pictures-" add something


2012

He has written a blog on Huffington Post since 2012 add something


2014

In a 2014 article, Douglas cited The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Champion, Ace in the Hole, The Bad and the Beautiful, Act of Love, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Indian Fighter, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus , Lonely Are the Brave, and Seven Days in May as the films he was most proud of throughout his acting career add something

 

Jessica Lange - On November 16, 2014, Lange as the first female recipient ever will be honored with the Kirk Douglas *award for excellence in film to be presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival


2015

Spartacus (film) - Special features include a featurette on the 2015 restoration, a 2015 interview with Kirk Douglas, and several features from the Criterion Collection DVD


2016

He turned 100 on December 9, 2016 add something

 

On December 9, 2016, Douglas turned 100 years old, becoming a centenarian add something

 

Dana Carvey - Then, on December 9, 2016, Carvey was one of the many participants to be a guest at Kirk Douglas's 100th Birthday, in Beverly Hills, California


 

Douglas appeared at the 2018 Golden Globes with his daughter-in-law Catherine_Zeta-Jones; he received a standing ovation and helped to present the award for "Best Screenplay - Motion Picture" add something

 

Champion (1949 film) - As of 2018 Kirk Douglas is the film's last surviving cast member