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Kirk Douglas, the renowned actor, dies at the age of 103 by Jackson Danbeck

Douglas c. 1955

Kirk Douglas Bio & Net Worth – Amazing Facts You Need to Know

American actor, film producer and author Kirk Douglas, was born as Issur Danielovitch on 9 December 1916, in Amsterdam, New York City, and is perhaps most famous for acting in such movies as “Champion”, “The Bad and the Beautiful”, “The Vikings”, “Saturn 3” and “Lonely Are the Brave” among many others. Kirk is considered to be one of the greatest actors in the movie industry, and during his career, has been nominated for and won many awards, including an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle Award and many others. So how rich is Kirk Douglas? It is estimated by celebrity dot money that Kirk’s net worth is over 60 million dollars, with the main source of his wealth being his acting career which spanned over 60 years. Kirk’s family was poor, so he had to work various jobs while still studying at high school. Kirk appeared in school plays, and became very interested in acting, soon realizing that he wanted to take-up acting for a living. In 1946 Kirk got is first role in the movie called “The Strange Love of Marta Ivers”, having an opportunity to work with Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin and Barbara Stanwyck. From that time Douglas’ net worth began growing. Soon Kirk appeared in more movies, and quickly became popular because of his rugged good looks and the tough-guy image he often portrayed. Some of these early movies include “Lonely Are the Brave”, “Out of the Past”, “Along the Great Divide” among others, all adding to his net worth. In 1950 Kirk got the role in “Young Man with a Horn”, in which he worked with such actors as Doris Day, Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael. He continued in his career well into the new millennium, being involved in over 100 productions. In addition to his many movie and television appearances, Kirk has also written quite a lot of books. Some of them include, “Dance With the Devil”, “My Stroke of Luck”, “Wisdom of the Elders”, and “Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning”. These books also contributed Kirk Douglas’ net worth. Talking about Kirk Douglas’ personal life, he was married twice; his first marriage to Diana Dill was in 1943, but they divorced in 1951. In 1954 Douglas married Anne Buydens, who died in 2011, and with whom he had four children, including actor Michael, also a famous film star.
Kirk Douglas and his family (Source: AP News)

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)– Kirk Douglas, the actor whose career spanned more than 60 years, died Wednesday at the age of 103, People reports, citing a statement from the family. 

Kirk’s health had been in decline since 1996, when he suffered a stroke but recovered most of his faculties.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” read the statement from his son Michael Douglas.

Douglas was raised in Amsterdam, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Albany, New York, according to AP.

He graduated from St. Lawrence University in northern New York and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

His lengthy film career included starring roles in “Lust for Life,” Spartacus” and “Seven Days In May.”

He was nominated for three Academy Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 1996.

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