On Friday, the legendary actor Kirk Douglas celebrates his 95th year and almost a century of accomplishment. Best known for his iconic roles in "Spartacus," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and "Lust for Life," the self-described "ragman's son" made his way from poverty to screen legend.
The superstar had a humble start: The first-generation American was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky to Russian-Jewish parents in Amsterdam, New York, back in 1916. An avid performer in high school plays, the go-getter made his mark at Saint Lawrence University in upstate New York, where he became a wrestling champion. He later received an acting scholarship at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where he met classmate and fellow future icon Lauren Bacall. http://buzzlog.yahoo.com/buzzlog/94694/ … rk-douglas
God bless Mr. Douglas. I wish him a Happy Birthday and many more. He is a magnificent actor. The modern actors can learn a few things from Mr. Douglas. He is brilliant, handsome, and wonderful in every way. Class all the way!