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Golden age Hollywood star Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Kirk Douglas has appeared in countless films like Spartacus where he stood up for the ultimate macho man.
by Apoorv Shandilya | February 06, 2020 17:29 IST
Golden age Hollywood star Kirk Douglas dies at 103

One of the last Golden age actors of Hollywood passed away last night. Kirk Douglas, known for his macho style in all his films died on Wednesday at 103. Douglas was the son of Jewish Russian immigrants to America. Over his career, that span more than half of a century Douglas starred in over 90 major films.
 
On Wednesday Kirk Douglas's son, Micheal Douglas shared the news of his demise. He wrote in a post, "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103."
 
He also added saying, "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies... but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad."
 
The actor got nominated multiple times for the Oscars over his acting career but the only Oscar he won was one celebrating his Honorary Lifetime Achievement award in 1995. The actor suffered through two major strokes and even turned suicidal at one point. However, he later returned to the Oscars in 2011 where he presented an award alongside his daughter in law. This is also his last major appearance.


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