Creator / Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch Demskynote  on 9 December 1916, is a famous American actor and producer who's been active from about the late-40's to the 80's. At age 101, he is one of the last living legends from the classic Hollywood era along with the likes of Olivia de Havilland and Doris Day.

Known for depicting tough, square-jawed men and once quoted as saying he "made a career out of playing sons of bitches"; actually quite nice in real life (depending on who you ask). Had something of a Large Ham reputation, though he proved that he could tone it down and still act pretty well. Often tag teamed with Burt Lancaster, though some sources claimed the two men strongly disliked each other. He also played a very important role in ending The Hollywood Blacklist going on in the film industry during the '50s and '60s, most notably by defending the screenwriter he chose for Spartacus, Dalton Trumbo. His career was largely ended by a stroke that permanently affected his speech in 1996.

He is the father of Michael, Joel, Peter and Eric Douglas.

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