Kirk Douglas, one of the few survivors of the Hollywood Golden Age, died today. He was 103 years old.
Kirk Douglas has starred in over 90 American films or mixed productions. The actor is considered a legend in the film industry. He gained fame through the role of Spartacus, in the film of the same name, shot in 1960. In 1959, he was nominated for an Oscar, the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” category, for the role of Midge Kelly in Champion.
He did not receive any trophy for acting throughout his career but was awarded two Oscars as a producer for “The Bad and the Beautiful” in 1953 and “Lust for Life” in 1957, where he played the painter Vincent Van Gogh.
In 1995, the American Film Academy awarded him an honorary Oscar for his entire career.
Michael Douglas, the son of the late star, Kirk Douglas, posted on his social media page an emotional message in honor of his father.
“With great sadness, my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas has left us today, at the age of 103. For the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of films, a humanist who was dedicated to justice, and the causes he believed were a standard to which we all aspired, but for me and my brothers, Joel and Peter, he was simple – father, for Catherine – a wonderful father-in-law, for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren – a loving grandfather, and for his wife, Anne, a wonderful husband. ”, added the actor.