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).
CATHERINE Zeta-Jones poses in pink — and looks ahead to the fuchsia. The Welsh actress, 51, told how the past year began with the death of father-in-law Kirk Douglas.
But Catherine, married to Michael, now believes Covid can help us “prioritise what’s important”. Speaking to New Beauty magazine, she said: “We have all been staying safe and healthy throughout this pandemic, but we did lose my father-in-law, Kirk, at the beginning of last year. "So the whole past year didn’t start off so great, even before a pandemic stretched across the world. “It’s been a trying year, but it’s also been a year of having the time to think things through and to prioritise what’s important.Read more on thesun.co.uk