Happy 100th Birthday Kirk Douglas!!

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm

One of Hollywood’s brightest stars celebrates his first century today. Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916) tells his story in The Ragman’s Son and Let’s Face It. He is #17 on the American Film Institute list of Hollywood’s greatest leading men, with a range of roles from “Spartacus” to Vincent Van Gogh. As shown in “Trumbo,” he also showed enormous personal integrity and courage in defying the blacklist. He was also a producer who originally bought the rights to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” intending to play the lead himself, and ultimately turned the project over to his son (Oscar-winner Michael Douglas), who produced it with Jack Nicholson in the role. Celebrate his centenary by taking a look at some of his classic films, but don’t overlook his gift for light comedy in movies like “For Love or Money.”

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