Profile of the Day: Kirk Douglas

Posted December 9, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Kirk Douglas

Today we celebrate actor Kirk Douglas‘ 97th birthday. He was born Issur Danielovitch to poor, Russian Jewish immigrants in Amsterdam, New York on December 9, 1916. He grew up as Izzy Demsky, a surname the family adopted in the United States, and changed legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the Navy during World War II. After the war, he pursued a career in acting and discovered work on the stage before finding success on film. Today he is celebrated as one of the greatest actors in film history.

Do you remember watching him on the big screen? What’s your favorite Kirk Douglas film?


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