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Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas dead at 103

Douglas was born in 1916 in New York and had a long-standing career in Hollywood films and television.

Posted: Feb 5, 2020 3:58 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2020 8:46 PM

KHSL - Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, star of "Spartacus" and "Lust for Life," has passed at the age of 103-years-old, according to his son Michael.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Michael said his father "was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years."

Douglas was born in 1916 in New York and had a long-standing career in Hollywood films and television with over thirty awards to his name.

Douglas was nominated three times for Oscars for "Champion," "The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Lust for Life."

He later received an honorary award for "50 years as a creative and moral force" in the movie industry. His son Michael won Oscars as a producer for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and as an actor for “Wall Street.”

He acted in 95 projects with his most recent work in 2008, according to IMDB.

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It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband. Kirk's life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son. #KirkDouglas

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