Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck.
Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).
Adam Sandler is known for his 1994 hit “The Chanukah Song,” so it comes as a surprise that he actually wasn’t offered to sing it first on “Saturday Night Live.”The comedian, 57, who debuted the tune on a “Weekend Update” sketch with late actor Norm Macdonald, now reveals that Roseanne Barr was initially asked to take center stage.
At the time, Barr, 71, was hosting the NBC sketch comedy show that week.“They were talking about Roseanne singing it,” Sandler told Access Hollywood recently.
He went on: “And she was nice enough to say ‘no, let Adam do that, that’s his, he wrote it, that’s his song.’”“I’m happy to be a part of Hanukkah.
That was a good time of life to be associated with the song and the holiday. Very proud of that,” he recalled.The New York native added that he now sings the song “alone” and “without the kids.”Sandler shares daughters Sadie, 17, and Sunny, 15, with wife Jackie Sandler. “I go into our basement, I rip it out, I do the soft-shoe to it,” he said. “If it comes on the radio, and I hear it, I get excited.Read more on nypost.com
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