Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 103.
It’s a sad day when you lose such an important person in the film industry. We as inpiduals can’t help but look up to actors, directors, writers and singers in the entertainment industry. We see a bit of ourselves in the people we see on screen and we want to achieve some of their success, so it cuts deep when those people we look up to pass away.
Timeless actor and Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas, born on December 9, 1916, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 103.
An icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Douglas starred in movies such as Champion, Spartacus and The Bad and the Beautiful.
Kirk Douglas had an immensely successful career as an actor, director and author, but he also was a father to another famous actor, Michael Douglas — which meant not only did he have a successful life, but also a fulfilling one. One of four of Kirk Douglas’ kids, Michael Douglas wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to commemorate his father’s passing, explaining that his father, “To the world, was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.”
Michael Douglas went on to say that to him and his brothers, though, Kirk Douglas was “simply Dad … to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”
A post shared by Michael Douglas (@michaelkirkdouglas) on Feb 5, 2020 at 3:33pm PST
Kirk Douglas was an amazing actor, possibly one of the best male stars ever. He was nominated for best actor three times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1996 Kirk Douglas received an honorary Oscar in 1996.
He may have retired in 2004, but Kirk Douglas acted in over 70 films before he did.
He took the world by storm and won’t soon be forgotten, so we gathered 40 of the best Kirk Douglas quotes about life, love and his passion for acting to help us remember the impact he made.
1. Kirk Douglas knew a thing or two about life.
“The learning process continues until the day you …