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Kirk Douglas Age, Affairs, Children, Wife, Biography, Facts & More

Kirk Douglas

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Bio
Real NameIssur Danielovitch Demsky
ProfessionActor, Director, Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 167 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 9, 1916
Age (as in 2016)100 Years
Birth PlaceAmsterdam, New York, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureKirk Douglas Signature
NationalityAmerican
HometownAmsterdam, United States
SchoolNot known
College/UniversitySt. Lawrence University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, United States
Educational QualificationBA in English (1939)
DebutFilm (Actor)- The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Kirk Douglas Debut Film The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Book (Author)- The Ragman's Son: An Autobiography, New York (1988)
Kirk Douglas Debut Book
FamilyFather- Herschel Danielovitch
Kirk Douglas With His Father On Left
Mother- Bryna Danielovitch
Kirk Douglas With His Mother On Right
Brother- None
Sisters- Pesha, Kaleh, Tamara, Haska (twin), Siffra (twin), Rachel
Kirk Douglas With His Sisters
ReligionJewish
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish
Address (FanMail)The Bryna Company, 141 El Camino Dr Suite 209 Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2718 USA
HobbiesBlogging
Favorite Things
Favorite Film Lonely Are The Brave
Favorite FoodJapanese Food
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital Status Married
GirlfriendsSylva Koscina, Italian Actress
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Sylva Koscina
Gene Tierney, American Actress
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Gene Tierney
Betty Kelly, American Singer
Ann Sothern, American Actress (1931-1932)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Ann Sothern
Marlene Dietrich, German Actress (1933)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Marlene Dietrich
Joan Crawford, American Actress (1933-1934)
Barbara Stanwyck, American Actress (1935)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Barbara Stanwyck
Evelyn Keyes, American Actress (1935)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Evelyn Keyes
Peggy Diggins, American Actress (1935-1938)
Marilyn Maxwell, American Actress (1948)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Marilyn Maxwell
Linda Darnell, American Actress (1948)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Linda Darnell
Patricia Neal, American Actress (1949)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Linda Darnell
Elizabeth Threatt, American Model (1951-1953)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Elizabeth Threatt
Lana Turner, American Actress (1951-1953)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Lana Turner
Rita Hayworth, American Actress (1952)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Rita Hayworth
Mona Knox, American Actress (1952)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Mona Knox
Patricia Knight, American Actress (1952)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Patricia Knight
Terry Moore, American Actress (1952)
Pier Angeli, Italian Actress (1952-1953)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Girlfriend Pier Angeli
Lisa Ferraday, Honduran Actress (1952)
WifeDiana Douglas (November 2,1943-February 23,1951) (divorced) (2 children)
Kirk Douglas With His Ex-Wife Diana Douglas
Anne Douglas (May 29, 1954-present) (2 children)
Kirk Douglas With His Wife Anne Douglas
Marriage DateMay 29, 1954
ChildrenSons- Michael Douglas (Actor), Joel Douglas (Producer)- Both from his first wife
Peter Douglas (Producer), Eric Douglas (Actor)- Both from his second wife
Kirk Douglas With His Sons
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (as in April, 2017) $60 Million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kirk Douglas

  • Does Kirk Douglas smoke?: Yes Kirk Douglas Smoking
  • Does Kirk Douglas drink alcohol?: Not known
  • His parents changed his name several times from Issur Danielovitch Demsky to Issur Danielovitch, then to Isadore Demsky and finally settled on Kirk Douglas.
  • He was the only boy of his parents out of all the seven children.
  • His parents were not that rich and he did odd jobs to support his family and to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional actor.
  • Besides being a fantastic actor and director, he is also a very famous author and has written 10 novels. Kirk Douglas Debut Book
  • He is a man of extraordinary character and very much passionate about blogging. He blogs from time to time on ‘Myspace’ and is believed to be the oldest celebrity blogger in the world. Kirk Douglas Blog
  • He married twice, first to Diana Dill and then to Anne Buydens with whom he met on the set of ‘Lust for Life.’
  • His wife Anne saved his life when he was about to fly with Michael Todd (husband of Elizabeth Taylor) to New York on his private plane, but Anne begged him not to go as she was getting negative vibes for this trip.  Later on, when they both were in the car and in midst of their argument, they turned the radio on and heard the news of the crash of that plane. At that time, he was very much grateful to her for saving his life.
  • He also joined United States Navy in 1941, but soon after when United States entered World War II, he was medically discharged in 1944; because of war injuries.
  • Douglas appeared as a musical guest in a “Jam Session at Jack’s” on October 17, 1955, in the episode of The Jack Benny Program.

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  • At the age of 72, when he suffered a head injury and a possible rib fracture from a plane crash, he started thinking about how to use life in a more productive way. This near-death experience led him to view life with a new insight.
  • He has received the American ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ in 1981, and the Jefferson Award in 1983 for his humanitarian activities.
  • He was honored with an honorary Oscar by Steven Spielberg for his fifty years as a creative and moral force in the film community at the 68th Annual Academy Awards in 1996.

  • His son Eric Douglas (from his second wife) died on July 6, 2004, from an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs.
  • He became a centenarian on December 9, 2016; as he celebrated his 100th birthday at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he was joined by all his friends and family members. Moreover, he was also interviewed by many people and asked to share the experience with the media.

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