Hollywood movie star Kirk Douglas passes away at age of 103

Hollywood movie star Kirk Douglas passes away at age of 103
LOS ANGELES: Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood’s last golden age film superstars and known for his serious, athletic roles in movies such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory, died at age 103.
His son actor Michael Douglas said in a statement on his Instagram account,” My brother and I are confirming with great sorrow that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.”

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His son also said, “He was a legend to the world, a star from the golden age of cinema who survived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose dedication to justice and the values he believed in setting the benchmark for us all to aspire.”

 

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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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Tributes flowed into social media from all over Hollywood and the world, with many announcing “I am Spartacus!” in a reference to Douglas’ iconic appearance as a rebellious Roman slave.
He collaborated with some of the best filmmakers in Hollywood from Vincente Minnelli and Billy Wilder to Stanley Kubrick and Elia Kazan, whose career began more than 70 years ago at the peak of the dominance of the studios and culminated in a more dynamic, decentralized period that he helped bring about.

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He made several notable TB films in the 1970s and 1980s, including Victory at Entebbe and Amos, concerned with child abuse.
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