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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (accidental drug overdose)
Birth NameEric Anthony Douglas
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Douglas was born on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eric Anthony Douglas. He was an actor, known for The Golden Child (1986), Tales from the Crypt (1989) and The Flamingo Kid (1984). He died on July 6, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Trivia (9)

Youngest son of Kirk Douglas. Younger half-brother of Michael Douglas and Joel Douglas.
Son of Anne Douglas, younger brother of Peter Douglas, half-uncle of Cameron Douglas, half-brother-in-law of Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Buried at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.
Made his film debut with his father Kirk Douglas in the 1971 western A Gunfight (1971). Later co-starred again with his father in a stand-out episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) entitled "Yellow" in 1991.
Performed on the standup comedy stage for many years with much of his self-deprecating material coming from his status as the 'black sheep' and least successful of the Douglas dynasty.
Having had a lengthy history of problems with drug and alcohol abuse, he was found dead inside his Manhattan apartment on July 6, 2004.
Studied at Claremont College, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the London Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Childhood friend of Jamie Lee Curtis, whom he once tried to kiss while both were sitting in a tree. Young Jamie Lee pushed young Eric out of the tree; he fell to the ground, which resulted in a hernia that had to be operated on.
Eric agreed to act in The Other One as part of his community service, as his work foreman was involved in the production of the film. It ended up being Eric's last movie. You can now watch "The Other One" on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XQ14SKQ.

Personal Quotes (2)

The pressures of being the youngest son in a famous family sometimes got to me. I used to feel I had to compare myself to them.
My three brothers and I all bear a striking resemblance to each other, as well as our dad, which guarantees we weren't just brought there by the milkman.

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