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Kirk Douglas

I've Made About 90 Feature Films, but These Are the Ones I'm Proudest Of

Kirk Douglas | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Kirk Douglas

I have forgotten most of them, and so has the public. However, I am proud of the ones I will tell you about. A few are sentimental favorites that mark meaningful times in my off-screen life and milestones in my rise to stardom. Others are meaningful to me because they also gave insight into serious issues.

People Magazine Accidentally Publishes Kirk Douglas Obit

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 98 next week, but reports of his death began circulating online over the weekend after People accidentally posted ...

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

Julia Roberts, You Stole My Boyfriend -- Now I Need Your Help

Geraldine Leer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Geraldine Leer

Hello again, Julia Roberts. You stole my boyfriend in 'Mystic Pizza', and that has made all the difference. It was scripted, of course. But I'm hoping you go, 'Oh, yeah. The blonde in the pool hall.' Come to dinner and you can call me a hustler -- of work.

Remembering My Friend, Elaine Stritch

Kirk Douglas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Celebrity
Kirk Douglas

What impressed me most about Elaine Stritch, my friend, was how she handled the sad moments in her life. Now, I have to handle a sad moment alone -- Elaine is gone.

The Need for Good News

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

There is a point in life when one wants to read about progress, accomplishment, the triumph of the losing class, the kid who becomes Dean of a college who struggled and studied his or her way out of poverty.

Vintage Photo Shows Hollywood Legend And His Then-Unknown Son

Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

Before he was an Oscar-winning actor married to a Hollywood bombshell, Michael Douglas was just a 20-something aspiring actor playing small roles in b...

Q&A With Barry McGovern of Beckett's "I'll Go On" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Robert Gagnier | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Robert Gagnier

A celebrated interpreter of Beckett, Barry McGovern is known to Los Angeles audiences for his performance as Vladimir in the acclaimed 2012 production of "Waiting for Godot" at the Mark Taper Forum.

Pope Francis Is a Good Man for All Religions

Kirk Douglas | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Kirk Douglas

Pope Francis is a man who wants us to understand each other no matter what our differences may be and to do our best to help one another. And that is the core of what every religion should be.

Kirk Douglas' 97th Birthday Wishes

Kirk Douglas | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Kirk Douglas

Today is my 97th birthday. I am a lucky man. I've been married to my wife, Anne, for 60 years and she continues to captivate me. When you get to be 97, you can reflect on the lessons you've learned in almost a century of life.

Fiddler on My Roof

Kirk Douglas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kirk Douglas

Everyone talks about Fiddler on the Roof but did they ever see a fiddler on the roof? I had the sculptor Aris Demetrios make a sculpture of a fiddler and I placed it on top of my roof. At night the lights make it visible to everyone.

Strictly Speaking

Kirk Douglas | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

I had a stroke about 15 years ago. I lost my voice. Now what does an actor do who loses his voice -- give up? No, he waits for silent pictures to come back. I can joke about it now, but it wasn't funny then.

Will Technology Replace Thinking?

Kirk Douglas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kirk Douglas

When you get to be 96 years of age the road ahead is short, so you look back at the road you have traveled for almost 100 years. The first thing you come up against is technology.

Reflections on the Day of Atonement

Kirk Douglas | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

There can never be forgiveness if we do not first admit our mistakes. Racism is a sin for which we have never atoned. It is a grave injustice that must be addressed before we can ever truly move forward as a nation. Apologies are not excuses, but they are a good start on the road to repentance.

Let's Live Longer!

Kirk Douglas | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Kirk Douglas

I haven't smoked in over 40 years (I am 96 years old). Of all the drugs, smoking has the highest death rate -- more than 400,000 people per year (which is more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined). Stop smoking and live longer!

Huffington Labor Day Issue: Invisible Casualties

Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact

This week in Huffington, we kick off a special HuffPost series on preventing suicide within the military, an issue that grows troublingly more prevale...

On Rejection

Kirk Douglas | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Kirk Douglas

I sat in the driver's seat and I saw a note on the wheel. I recognized Michael's handwriting: "Dad, you always say I never asked you for anything but you gave me a lot. Love, Michael." What is the opposite of rejection? Acceptance.

Love Lasts

Kirk Douglas | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Kirk Douglas

Sex may fade, but love... love lasts. They don't realize that the most important element of love will be waiting for them. Romance. Beautiful romance.

America's Cowboy Days Are Over

Kirk Douglas | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

Under the flooring of my dressing room is a safe. In it are two guns that I used to shoot the bad guys in movies and a silver plated revolver with my name engraved on it which was given to me by some crazy fan. People take their movie heroes very seriously. I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns. I am 96-years-old. I have many grandchildren. I would hate to leave them a world where guns are easily accessible. Children don't vote, adults do. It's time to do something to make our children safer. America's cowboy days are over.

Clint Eastwood: 'Hot-Doggin' It' at the RNC

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Eastwood is 82, and his appearance just before Mitt Romney took the stage was an opportunity for him to leave his legacy on the political process.

Kirk Douglas Is Spartacus at Academy Screening!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night at the at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences they screened a new 70 mm print of Spartacus. Producer/Star Kirk Douglas, 95, was present with wife Anne, and engaged in a vigorous Q&A session.

Kirk Douglas' Juicy And Informative New Memoir On How An Epic--And An End To Blacklisting--Came To Be

Liz Smith | Posted 09.23.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

What juicy fun is found in Kirk's memories of trying to pin down his cast, the various adventures and trials each put him through.

Years Later, Controversy Over 'Spartacus'

Posted 07.06.2012 | Entertainment

"Spartacus" is one of the most successful films in the history of Universal Studios. The 1960 film earned $60 million at the box office, received six ...

Books: Olympic Marathons, Scandalous Divorces and Kirk Douglas Is Still Spartacus!

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I AM SPARTACUS: MAKING A FILM BREAKING THE BLACKLIST By Kirk Douglas *** 1/2 out of **** SHOWDOWN AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH By David Davis *** out of **** MR...

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.