Kirk Douglas


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  • Birth Name: Issur Danielovitch
  • Birth Place: Amsterdam, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/09/1916, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; producer; author
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People Accidentally Publishes Kirk Douglas's Obituary

Kirk Douglas is not dead, despite People accidentally publishing his obituary.

On Sunday night, the magazine's website accidentally published a working version of the legendary actor's obit, complete with the headline, "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies." The post was eventually taken down. The timestamp of the story actually read 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 29, but it's uncertain if the article has really been live all this time.

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Ready For My Close-Up: TCM's 20th Anniversary

True fact: One of the first things I most loved about TV was the movies. Specifically old movies, the classics that once upon a technologically simpler time were only accessible to most of us via TV. No VCRs, DVRs, DVDs or streaming in those days. They would often air at odd times in the late afternoon (pre-Oprah era) or late at night. Which is also why one of my earliest memories of my long relationship with TV Guide Magazine involves scouring the local listings for the movies the stations in my market (Cincinnati) would be showing any given week, back when they used to do such things.

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

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Year Title Description
2009 AFI Life Achievement Award TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Trumbo Movie, Actor
2008 AFI's 10 Top 10 TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 AFI Life Achievement Award TV Show Series, Remarks by
2006 AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers TV Show Series, Appearing

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The Monday Playlist: Siberia vs. Dome, Carson on TCM, Gideon's Army on HBO

For many a new show, airing on NBC is its own form of being stranded in Siberia. And so it is with Siberia, a clunky new thriller in the guise of a reality-adventure competition show — take all of the we're-not-here-to-make-friends clichés and add violent mysterious death, shot in a Blair Witch Project-meets-Survivor style. This weird drama/reality hybrid — not as silly as ABC's Whodunnit?, but just as unconvincing — has the terrible luck to arrive on the scene going head to head (Monday, 10/9c) with CBS's Under the Dome, a week after the Stephen King project opened to blockbuster ratings.

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Roush Review: A Long Night at the Oscars

So how did everyone like 127 Hours: The Oscar Show?

Past experience has lowered our Oscar night expectations, but the enormity of this year's train wreck was hammered home when the starry audience stood and cheered as Billy Crystal took the stage midway through — as if to say: "Come back, Billy! Do something! Please save this show!"

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The 8-time former host teased, "We're running a little long, so here are the nominees for best picture." Bad boy. Funny boy. Boy oh boy, could the show have used a little more of Crystal's comic polish... read more

Oscars 2011 Top Moments: James Franco in a Dress, Taylor Lautner Without a Shirt

Anne Hathaway and James Franco's first foray into hosting the Oscars was a little rocky, but there were still plenty of top moments to be had from the ceremony:

Most Awkward Host Introduction:  Ouch. Anne Hathaway and James Franco's requisite montage of fake clips from the Best-Picture nominees fell flat, but at least we got a small giggle from seeing Franco in a white, full-body leotard for their Black Swan spoof. Can we get him and Justin Timberlake doing "Single Ladies"?

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Michael Douglas: Cancer Brought Me Closer to My Father

Michael Douglas says his cancer diagnosis helped mend his strained relationship with his father, Kirk Douglas.

Michael Douglas on throat cancer: "The expectations are good"

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Cameron Douglas Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Michael Douglas' son was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday on drug charges, according to The Associated Press.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced Cameron Douglas' sentence after the 31-year-old apologized with his father in attendance. Douglas pleaded guilty to... read more


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