Kirk Douglas, the legendary star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, has died at the age of 103, according tomedia CNET. Kirk Douglas has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, representing such works as “Spartacus” and “Winning the Trophy.” Of the 75 films he appeared in, seven were in collaboration with the famous actor Burt Lancaster, who died in 1994 at the age of 80.
In 1963, Douglas starred in the Broadway production of “Flying madness.” His son, Michael Douglas, then adapted the story into a film starring Jack Nicholson, which won an Oscar for best picture in 1975.
In a statement to People magazine, Michael Douglas said: “My brothers and I are very sad to announce that Kirk Douglas has left us today at the age of 103. To the world, he was a legend, an actor in the golden age of cinema, who lived until his golden age, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the cause he believed in set the standards that we all aspiretoated to. “
“Kirk has had a happy life, leaving behind a legacy that will be passed down from generation to generation in the film, and his history as a well-known philanthropist who is committed to helping the public and bringing peace to the planet.” Let me end with what I said to him on his last birthday. Dad – I love you so much, And I’m proud to be your son. “
Douglas’s Oscar-nominated work were 1950’s “Champion,” 1953’s “The Bad and the Beautiful” and 1957’s “Lust for Life.” He plays the talented Van Gogh. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Douglas Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1996 for its contribution to film.
Douglas died on February 5 at his home in Beverly Hills, California.