Kirk Douglas biography

Actor Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas biography

Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovich Demsky) was born on December 9, 1916.

He was an American actor and the father of Michael Douglas.

Kirk Douglas had a long career in Hollywood with his edgy and aggressive acting style, for example, in the boxer film Champion (1949), westerns such as Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1956), and the war film Paths of Glory (1957). Among his more nuanced portraits can be mentioned the title role in Lust for Life (1956), The film about Vincent van Gogh.

As a producer, Kirk Douglas was behind his own star role in Spartacus (1960).

Died on February 5, 2020 (aged 103)

last updated October 2022

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