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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)

Filmography

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 2008 Empire State Building Murders (TV Movie)
Jim Kovalski
 2004 Illusion
Donald Baines
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ross Burger
- Bar Mitzvah (2000) ... Ross Burger
 1999 Diamonds
Harry Agensky
 1995 Don Henley: The Garden of Allah (Video short)
The Devil
 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 Veraz
Quentin
 1991 Oscar
Eduardo Provolone (uncredited)
 1987 Queenie (TV Series)
David Konig
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... David Konig
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... 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 Saturn 3
Adam
 1979 Home Movies
Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
 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
 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 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")
 1949 Champion
Midge
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Tucker Wedge
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: "Ragman's Son", Simon & Schuster See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 21 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:

Let's face it - the world is a mess and he young people will inherit this mess. We should do all we can to help deal with it. That's why I wrote the book "Let's Face It" and dedicated to the young people. I try, with humor, to help them navigate through what lies ahead. But the reality is, he problems they face are not very funny. See more »

Trivia:

Douglas claimed to be 5'11" at his peak. However he was well known for wearing lifts and many sources say his peak height was 5'8". See more »

Trademark:

Dimpled chin See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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