Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy birthday, Kirk Douglas

We've had too much bad news lately, with the death of John Glenn and Grek Lake (from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer).  So here's a Friday dose of good news: Kirk Douglas is 100 years old today:
Kirk Douglas, who appeared in his first film in 1946 and was nominated for his first Oscar in 1949 (the first of three nominations), turns 100 years old Friday. Over the course of the more than 90 performances in his career, he played roles ranging from the gladiator-turned-rebel Spartacus to the painter Vincent Van Gogh. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter and won an honorary Oscar for "50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community" in 1996. 

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