In the United States, actor Kirk Douglas died at the age of 104. His son, Michael Douglas, told People magazine about the incident.
“For the world, my father was a legend, an actor from the Golden age of cinema, a humanist whose commitment to justice should be an example for all of us,” said Michael Douglas.
He added that his father lived a good life, and left behind films that will be watched by future generations.
Kirk Douglas was born in 1916 in New York City to a family of Jewish immigrants from near Mogilev. He began his career after the Second World war, and a few years later was twice nominated for an Oscar-first for his role in the film “champion,” and then for his role in the film “Evil and beautiful.” Later, Douglas also served as a producer.
Among his most famous films are “Spartacus,” “Seven days in May,” ” Is Paris burning?”, “Cool kids,” “Fury,” “Lust for life.”
Kirk Douglas has only been awarded an Oscar once in his entire career. This happened already in 1996 when he was awarded the award for 50 years of contribution to cinema.