Kirk Douglas

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Biography

  • 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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Kirk Douglas Fast Facts:
  • Was a classmate of Lauren Bacall at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy, as a communications officer, during World War II.
  • Formed one of Hollywood's first independent film companies, Bryna, in 1955.
  • Helped break the Hollywood blacklist when he gave screen credit to blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo for Spartacus (1960).
  • Placed No. 36 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Greatest Movie Stars of All Time, and No. 17 on the American Film Institute's rankings of the 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
  • Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981, the highest U.S. honor a civilian can receive.
  • Kirk Douglas Relationships:
  • Hashka Danielovitch - Sister
  • Pesha Danielovitch - Sister
  • Tamara Danielovitch - Sister
  • Herschel Danielovitch - Father
  • Siffra Danielovitch - Sister
  • Anne Buydens Douglas - Wife
  • Kaleh Danielovitch - Sister
  • Bryna Danielovitch - Mother
  • Diana Douglas - Ex-wife
  • Eric Douglas - Son
  • Rachel Danielovitch - Sister
  • Joel Douglas - Son
  • Michael Douglas - Son
  • Peter Douglas - Son
  • Kirk Douglas Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1962 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1952 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1952 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1980 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
  • 1949 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1956 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (BA in English, 1939); American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1941)

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