December 9, 1916
February 5, 2020
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
69 kg | 152 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam, New York, United States, on December 9, 1916, was an American actor.
Young Kirk Douglas began his acting career on radio, theater and in commercials in New York City.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Spring Again" (1941-1942) in role as A Western Union Boy, at Henry Miller's Theatre.
He got his first big break as Lieut. Lenny Archer in a play "Kiss and Tell" (1943), at Biltmore Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in noir drama film The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) in role as Walter O'Neil.
Kirk's breakthrough performance came as Michael "Midge" Kelly in noir drama sport movie Champion (1949).
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He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Champion (1949) noir drama sport as Michael "Midge" Kelly
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) melodrama as Jonathan Shields
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in biographical drama movie Lust for Life (1956).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama for his performance as Detective Jim McLeod in drama crime film Detective Story (1951).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as John W. "Jack" Burns in Western drama movie Lonely Are the Brave (1962).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Brendan "Bren" O'Malley in Western film The Last Sunset (1961).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Amos Lasher in drama film Amos (1985).
In Harm's Way (1965) drama war as Commander Paul Eddington
The War Wagon (1967) Western as Lomax
The Vikings (1958) epic historical action as Einar
Out of the Past (1947) noir as Whit Sterling
The Fury (1978) supernatural horror as Peter Sandza
Young Man with a Horn (1950) musical drama as Rick Martin
Ace in the Hole (1951) noir drama as Chuck Tatum
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) adventure drama as Ned Land
Paths of Glory (1957) drama as Colonel Dax
The Final Countdown (1980) science fiction action as Capt. Matthew Yelland
He starred in seven films with Burt Lancaster:
Victory at Entebbe (1976) thriller action as Hershel Vilnofsky
Tough Guys (1986) action comedy as Archie Long
Seven Days in May (1964) political thriller as Colonel Jiggs Casey
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) mystery drama as George Brougham, Vicar Atlee, Mr. Pythian, Arthur Henderson
I Walk Alone (1947) drama crime as Noll "Dink" Turner
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) Western as Doc Holliday
The Devil's Disciple (1959) comedy romance as Richard "Dick" Dudgeon
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as General Kalthrob in HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt (1991).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Ross Burger in CBS supernatural drama series Touched by an Angel (1994) in episode "Bar Mitvah".
Graduated from St. Lawrence University (1939), with a degree in English in Canton, NY.
Studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Had Jewish ancestry.
Had six sisters: Pesha "Bessie", Kaleh "Katherine", Tamara "Mary", Siffra "Frieda", Haska "Ida" and Rachel "Ruth".
He served as a communications officer in anti-submarine warfare aboard USS PC-1137 in the United States Navy (1941-1944).
He played Randle P. McMurphy in a play "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963-1964), at Cort Theatre.
He portrayed Hopkinsin a play "Woman Bites Dog" (1946), at Belasco Theatre
Received an Academy Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1996.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.
He established production company "Bryna Productions" in 1949.
Received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991.
Published his autobiography, "The Ragman's Son" in 1988.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1968.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
He was good friends with Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis and Steven Spielberg.
Kirk died on February 5, 2020, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 103.
He was married to:
Diana Dill (1943-1951), they had two sons, Michael and Joel
Anne Buydens (1954-2020), they had two sons, Peter and Eric
He dated Pier Angeli (1952-1953), Mona Knox (1952), Lisa Ferraday (1952), Lana Turner (1951-1953), Elizabeth Threatt (1951-1953), Eve Miller (1951-1952), Patricia Neal (1949), Evelyn Keyes (1949), Linda Darnell (1948), Peggy Diggins (1939) and Isabella Phelps (1936-1937).