Hollywood icon who played roles in ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Paths of Glory’ Kirk Douglas has died Wednesday at 103 years old, according to family.
Douglas was nominated for “Best Actor” three times: For the 1956 film “Lust for Life;”1952 film “Bad & the Beautiful;” and 1949 film “Champion.” He also won an honorary Academy Award in 1996 for 50 years as a moral and creative force in motion pictures.
Kirk married actress Diana Dill in 1943. The two had two sons — Michael and Joel Douglas —before divorcing in 1951. Three years later, he married Anne Buydens. They would remain married until the end, having celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in May 2019. They had two children together, Peter Douglas and the late Eric Douglas.
“I am so proud of Michael because he never followed my advice,” Kirk told The Guardian in 2017. “I wanted him to be a doctor or lawyer, and the first time I saw him in a play I told him he was terrible. But then I saw him a second time and I said: ‘You were wonderful!’ And I think he is very good in everything he’s done.”
He is survived by his wife Anne and three sons Michael, Joel, and Eric, we wish the family the best in this difficult time.