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Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch, were ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2008 Empire State Building Murders (TV Movie)
Jim Kovalski
 2004 Illusion
Donald Baines
 2000 Scene by Scene (TV Series)
- Kirk Douglas (2000)
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ross Burger
- Bar Mitzvah (2000) ... Ross Burger
 1999 Diamonds
Harry Agensky
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
Ed Reece
 1994 Greedy
Uncle Joe
 1992 The Secret (TV Movie)
Grandpa Mike Dunmore
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
General Kalthrob
- Yellow (1991) ... General Kalthrob
 1991 Welcome to Veraz
Quentin
 1991 Oscar
Eduardo Provolone (uncredited)
 1987 Queenie (TV Movie)
David Konig
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Amos Lasher
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Carl 'Buster' Marzack
 1982 Remembrance of Love (TV Movie)
Joe Rabin
 1980 Home Movies
Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
 1980 Saturn 3
Adam
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Robert Caine
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Hershel Vilnofsky
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Mike Wayne
 1975 Posse
Howard Nightingale
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie)
George Anderson
 1973 Scalawag
Peg
 1972 The Master Touch
Steve Wallace
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
The Indian Fighter
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Paris Pitman, Jr.
 1969 The Arrangement
Eddie Anderson
 1968 The Legend of Silent Night (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1968 The Brotherhood
Frank Ginetta
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Jim Schuyler
 1967 The Way West
Sen. William J. Tadlock
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus
 1963 For Love or Money
Deke Gentry
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
George Brougham / Vicar Atlee / Mr. Pythian / ...
 1963 The Hook
Sgt. P.J. Briscoe
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
John W. "Jack" Burns
 1961 The Last Sunset
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
 1961 Town Without Pity
Maj. Steve Garrett
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Larry Coe
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Marshal Matt Morgan
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Johnny Hawks
 1955 Man Without a Star
Dempsey Rae
 1955 The Racers
Gino Borgesa
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Kirk
- The Jam Session Show (1954) ... Kirk
 1954 Ulysses
Ulysses
 1953 Act of Love
Robert Teller
 1953 The Juggler
Hans Muller
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Pierre Narval (segment "Equilibrium")
 1952 The Big Sky
Jim Deakins
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Rick Martin
 1949 Champion
Midge
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Tucker Wedge
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Other Works:

Radio episode: Family Theater of the Air, ep. Talent for Living; broadcast March 18, 1948. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 18 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Issur Danielovitch | Mr Kirk Douglas

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've always believed virtue is not photogenic, and I think I've always been attracted to a part, uh, I'd rather play the *evil* character, most of the time, than the nice fella. And I think it really *bothered* my mother, because she would tell people, "You know, my son's not like that, he's really a nice boy!" See more »

Trivia:

If he had not heeded wife Anne Douglas's advice, he would have been on producer Michael Todd's private plane in 1958 when it crashed and killed all on-board. Todd's wife Elizabeth Taylor was also scheduled to be on the plane but canceled due to a bad cold. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played manipulative, angry and often cruel leading characters that bordered on unsympathetic but were always compelling See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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Happy 99th Birthday Kirk! kmfletcher1
He's still alive?!?! sdfvnfjsnksjf
will kirk douglas outlive michael douglas? loveblowshard
Happy Birthday! ddrukay-530-908169
A lot of people probably think you died. I hope you live many more years davbot
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