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
Spartacusto the painter Vincent Van Gogh. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomby Jimmy Carterand won an honorary Oscar for "50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community" in 1996.
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: