True Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. He was one of the leading stars of Hollywood’s golden age - as well as a World War II veteran. He’d been in good health after surviving a stroke in 1996.
Michael Douglas announced his father’s passing on Instagram. “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,” Michael said. “But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad. To Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law. To his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife, Anne, a wonderful husband.”
Kirk had over 92 acting credits, including 75 movies. He received his first Academy Award nomination for “Champion” in 1950. He also got two more nominations – in 1953 and 1957 for “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “Lust for Life,” respectively. He was probably best known for his work in “Spartacus,” - which is good, as he's said that he's most proud of that role. In fact, he received an honorary Oscar for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.
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