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.
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On a similar topic I see actor Harry Morgan (Col. Sherman Potter in M*A*S*H) died today, aged 96.
Oh my, aren't we all getting old!!
people are living longer and healthier lives today. I can see humans living to 115!
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!
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