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Kirk Douglas Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 9, 2022

Short Biography

Kirk Douglas was born on 09-12-1916 in Amsterdam in the state of New York, United States. He was an American Film Actor, Film Producer, Film Director, Author, Philanthropist, Radio Artist & Television Actor who was best known for his work in Hollywood.

Other Name: Issur Danielovitch Demsky, Izzy Demsky, Isador Demsky
Other Professions: Film Producer Film Director Author Philanthropist Radio Artist Television Actor
Appearance: Hollywood

Kirk Douglas Complete Bio & Career

Kirk Douglas was born as Issur Danielovitch. He was born in a poor family and started taking up odd jobs to pay his college fees and meet his ends. He learned acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also served the U.S. Navy during the Second World War Post World War, he made his broadway debut. He finally made his Hollywood film debut through the film titled The Strange Love of Martha Ivers in the year 1946. He came to limelight after his performance in the film Champion in 1949. His performance earned him his first Academy Award nomination.
Douglas worked with almost all the leading directors during the decade of the 1950s and 1960s. His performance in Vincente Minnelli’s directed film The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956). He appeared alongside his friend and ace Hollywood actor Burt Lancaster in various films such as Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Seven Days in May, and The Devil's Disciple among others. His performance in Spartacus as a Roman slave was considered among his best performance. 
After establishing himself as an actor, he tried his hands at direction during the decade of the 1970s but hardly met success. His acting career almost ended it was then he discovered his skills of writing and wrote various books. His autobiography The Ragman's Son was among the best selling autobiography of that time. His later works include It Runs in the Family, Illusion, and Empire State Building Murders among others. In his illustrious career, he has been felicitated by organizations and governments of various countries like Portugal, Germany, Israel, and France among others.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kirk Douglas died on 05-02-2020 at his home in Beverly Hills in the state of California, United States. He was 103 years old & die naturally.

DEATHDAY 5 February,2020 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Beverly Hills, California

Kirk Douglas Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Herschel Danielovitch
Mother Bryna Sanglel
Sister Freida Demsky Becker
Brother None
Wife Anne Buydens (1954-2019)
Ex-wife Diana Douglas (1943-1951)
Son Eric Douglas, Peter Douglas, Michael Douglas, Joel Douglas
Other Relatives Catherine Zeta-Jones (daughter-in-law)

He was born to Herschel Danielovitch and Bryna Sanglel. He had a sister named Freida Demsky Becker. He was married to Anne Buydens from 1954 till his death in 2019. The couple together had 2 sons named Eric Douglas and Peter Douglas. Previously, he was married to Diana Douglas from 1943 to 1951. He had 2 sons with her named Michael Douglas, and Joel Douglas. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, was his daughter-in-law.

Life's Important Dates Of Kirk Douglas

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Amsterdam, New York
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School N/A
College St. Lawrence University, New York
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut First Film - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
First TV Show - Floor Show (1949)
Best Movies Detective Story (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), and Seven Days in May (1964) among many others
Best Friends Burt Lancaster
Salary N/A
Net Worth $80 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Soccer
Favorite Movie Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Favorite Place Israel

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kirk Douglas

  • He received the French Legion of Honor for distinguished services to France in arts and letters in the year 1990.
  • In The Ragman's Son, he described himself as a "son of a bitch".
  • He appeared at the 2018 Golden Globes at the age of 101 with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • In 1955, Douglas formed his own movie company, Bryna Productions, named after his mother.

Kirk Douglas Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kirk Douglas was 103 years 1 month & 27 days old age.