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The Spartacus acting legend, who had been in good health since suffering a stroke in 1996, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne, and his sons Michael, Joel, and Peter.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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 continued, “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 Douglas, Hollywood Icon and Spartacus Star, Dies at 103
Stephen M. Silverman February 5, 2020
Heading a Hollywood family, though, was often as difficult as being in one. As Michael has said on several occasions, including during his 1987 Best Actor Oscar acceptance speech for Wall Street, growing up in his father’s shadow was not always easy.
In 1979, Michael told PEOPLE, “Kirk Douglas was certainly a hard act to follow. I mean, there he was hanging from the cross in Spartacus, walking across the ranks of oars in The Vikings …” Added Kirk: “I think having a famous father was a pain in the ass for him.”
Lust for Life - Trailer #4b
Warner Bros. July 8, 2014
OSCAR WINNER: Best Supporting Actor - Anthony Quinn Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yelow grain.
Trees bursting with white bloom. "The pictures come to me as in a dream," Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare.
Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards, Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind.
The obsessed Van Gogh painted the way other men breathe, driving away family and friends, including artist Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn in his Oscar-winning role). Directed by Vincente Minnelli and saturated with the hues of Van Gogh's sea, field and sky, 1956's "Lust for Life" captures the ecstasy of art. And the agony of one man's life.
"Lust for Life" was a brilliant movie; actually it was more of a Vincent Van Gogh documentary with its own romantic story!
RIP ... A hundred and three; for certain that was a life achievement!
AMAZING KIRK DOUGLAS WAS 103?
I thought Spartacus died a long time ago!
WOW!! He lived through an entire century!
I Knew about Michael Douglas but not his dad!
RIP Kirk Douglas was a great actor...
Although I have seen several of Kirk Douglas' movies I have yet to see 'Lust for Life' ...
Kirk Douglas, one of the leading stars of Hollywood’s golden age, has died. He was 103.
The last movie I have seen was...
The Master Touch (1972)
- Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda
RIP you may watch the entire film at the link above
Action (1972) 95 minutes ~
Wallace is a career criminal, freshly released from a stint in the pen. To his wife's dismay, Wallace embarks on yet another caper -- an audacious safecracking job -- immediately upon returning home. Also recruited to carry out a job at the same is Marco, a trapeze artist who will provide an alibi for Wallace. When things go wrong, however, it's Wallace who stands to lose everything... including his wife and his freedom.
Director: Michele Lupo