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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 28 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spartacus
Spartacus Spartacus
(1960)
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory Col. Dax
(1957)
The Final Countdown
The Final Countdown Capt. Matthew Yelland
(1980)

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 2004 Illusion
Donald Baines
 1999 Diamonds
Harry Agensky
 1994 Greedy
Uncle Joe
 1991 Veraz
Quentin
 1991 Oscar
Eduardo Provolone (uncredited)
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Carl 'Buster' Marzack
 1980 Saturn 3
Adam
 1979 Home Movies
Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Robert Caine
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Mike Wayne
 1975 Posse
Howard Nightingale
 1973 Scalawag
Peg
 1972 The Master Touch
Steve Wallace
 1971 Catch Me a Spy
Andrej
 1968 The Brotherhood
Frank Ginetta
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Jim Schuyler
 1967 The Way West
Senator William J. Tadlock
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus
 1963 For Love or Money
Deke Gentry
 1963 The Hook
Sgt. P.J. Briscoe
 1961 The Last Sunset
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Larry Coe
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
 1955 The Racers
Gino Borgesa
 1954 Ulysses
Ulysses
 1953 Act of Love
Robert Teller
 1953 The Juggler
Hans Muller
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Pierre Narval (segment "Equilibrium")
 1949 Champion
Midge
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Tucker Wedge
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio program: "Theater Guild on the Air" in the episode "Heaven Can Wait" on February 26, 1950 also starring Walter Huston, Cloris Leachman and Doris Dalton. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 21 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 8 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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Personal Quote:

[In his autobiography] I think that... I am unfairly given credit for Michael's talents, as if he had only my genes. Diana is a talented actress, and Michael has inherited from both of us. My wife and I see Diana and her husband, Bill Darrid, often... and have a pleasant relationship with them See more »

Trivia:

He rejected a key role in The Great Sinner (1949) to star in Champion (1949). He was replaced by Melvyn Douglas. 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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