The day famous actor Kirk Douglas was born (1916)


 
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Saturday, 9 December 2017


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On the 9th of December in the year 1916, famous actor Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam, in the state New York. He’s mostly known for his acting in the movie ‘Spartacus’, but also as one of the last living actors of the traditional Hollywood era.



Biography
Douglas grew up in a family with Jewish and Russian roots. They didn’t have much to spend, but nevertheless he succeeded in getting good education. Because of his good efforts at school, he got a scholarship for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He was able to play in a few Broadway productions just before he had to participate in the army during World War II. After the war, he continued acting and got a role in the movie ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’. Since then, he played in more than 85 movies and didn’t stop acting until the age of 88.

Hollywood genes
Douglas was married to actress Diana Love Dill from 1943 until 1951. They got two children; famous actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas. After their divorce, he married actress Anne Buydens, with whom he also got two sons, who became a producer and an actor as well; producer Eric Douglas and actor Peter Douglas.



360 Trivial Fact
Douglas started a new career, writing articles for the Huffington Post in 2015. He writes about Hollywood and politics. He also wrote more than ten books and multiple poems

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