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Kirk Douglas (1916 – 2020)

Born: Issur Danielovitch
December 9, 1916

Kirk_DouglasKirk Douglas has appeared in almost 100 movies over his 60 year acting career. Perhaps best known for his work in the 1950s and 60s, recognition first came by way of an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Champion (1949). In working with screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, Douglas helped break the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. Though never winning an Oscar for an acting role, he was nominated on two more occasions for The Bad & the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956), and in 1996, received an Academy Award for his Lifetime Achievement in film. A total of seven of his films appear on the 1001 list, including: Out of the Past (1947), The Big Carnival (aka Ace in the Hole) (1951), The Big Sky (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Gunfight at OK Corral (1957), Paths of Glory (1957), and Spartacus (1960) (Klaus Ming January 2016).

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