Upstate Legend Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 96! (VIDEO)
Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!
The actor, born in Upstate New York (Amsterdam) is the last surviving superstar of Hollywood's "Golden Age. He is one of those rare actors whose body of work is so expansive you can ask any moviegoer "What is your favorite Kirk Douglas movie?" and they will have dozens from which to choose!
He was nominated several times for an Academy Award including "Champion" (1949), "Bad and Beautiful" (1952) and "Lust for Life" (1956). Although he never won an Oscar for a performance he received an Honorary Oscar in 1996 for "fifty years of sterling performances in the movies).
He is the father of actor Michael Douglas and the father-in-law of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. Kirk and his wife, Anne, have been marrieds for more than a half-century.