28 Facts About Kirk Douglas

1. Michael Kirk Douglas accepted Walk of Fame star to mark 50th career anniversary.

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2. Michael Kirk Douglas revealed during an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, that his 101-year-old father recently discovered FaceTime and can't get enough of it! While discussing their Thanksgiving plans.

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3. Michael Kirk Douglas tears up as he thanks 101-yr-old father Kirk during Walk of Fame ceremony.

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4. Michael Kirk Douglas reflects on life, aging and his 'good marriage'.

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5. Michael Douglas says famous dad Kirk Douglas told him his acting debut was 'absolutely terrible'.

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6. Michael Kirk Douglas celebrated his 50th year in show business with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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7. Michael Kirk Douglas rips Papa Kirk, 101, at the Walk of Fame ceremony: "So proud to be your son".

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8. Michael Kirk Douglas honoured on Walk of Fame in front of proud father Kirk.

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9. Michael Kirk Douglas receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame after 50 years in the biz.

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10. Michael Kirk Douglas became emotional as he praised dad Kirk, 101, at the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

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11. Michael Kirk Douglas tears up as he praises dad Kirk at Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling.

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12. Michael Kirk Douglas recently received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he turned the unveiling ceremony into a beautiful family affair.

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13. Michael Kirk Douglas makes emotional tribute to father Kirk during Hollywood Walk of Fame induction.

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14. Michael Kirk Douglas honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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15. Michael Kirk Douglas gets choked up honoring dad Kirk at Walk of Fame ceremony.

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16. Michael Kirk Douglas joins dad Kirk with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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17. In 1996, Kirk Douglas received an Honorary Academy Award for "50 years as a moral and creative force in the motion picture community.

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18. At the ceremony, Carter said that Kirk Douglas had "done this in a sacrificial way, almost invariably without fanfare and without claiming any personal credit or acclaim for himself.

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19. In February 1991, Kirk Douglas was injured in a collision between the helicopter he was in and a small plane above Santa Paula Airport.

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20. In 1988, Kirk Douglas starred in a television adaptation of Inherit the Wind, opposite Jason Robards and Jean Simmons.

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21. When the film was released, Kirk Douglas gave full credit to its screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, who was on the Hollywood blacklist, and thereby effectively ended it.

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22. In 1960 Kirk Douglas played the lead role in what many consider his career defining role of the Thracian slave rebel Spartacus with an all-star cast in Spartacus.

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23. In 1955, Kirk Douglas formed his own movie company, Bryna Productions, named after his mother.

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24. Roger Ebert described "Kirk Douglas's focus and energy … as almost scary.

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25. As the film's star and protagonist, Kirk Douglas is credited for the intensity of his acting.

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26. In 1950, Kirk Douglas played Rick Martin in Young Man with a Horn, based on a novel of the same name by Dorothy Baker inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke, the jazz cornetist.

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27. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Kirk Douglas was a major box-office star, playing opposite some of the leading actresses of that era.

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28. As an actor and philanthropist, Kirk Douglas has received three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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