Hollywood Icon Dies At Age 103

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The Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, whose career has spanned seven decades, dies at age 103.

The actor was born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence during Hollywood’s golden age, earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film Champion.

He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas.

The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character.

The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character.

Douglas was himself nominated for an Oscar three times for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956).

Douglas was prolific as a film actor, with more than 90 credits to his name ranging from the 1940s to the 2000s.

He eventually won the honorary award in 1996 in recognition of his 50 years in the industry.

He faced difficulties in his personal life, narrowly survived a helicopter crash in 1991 that left two people dead, and five years later, suffered a major stroke that affected his speech.

In his later years, he turned his attention to charity, donated millions of dollars to charitable causes and helped fund an Alzheimer’s unit at a retirement home in Los Angeles.

After the news of his death broke, fans gathered at his star set in the ground on the Hollywood walk of fame.

His son Michael said it was with tremendous sadness that himself and his brothers are announcing the passing on of his father, Kirk Douglas.

He also stated that to the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies, but to him and his brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad.

Michael’s wife and Kirk’s daughter-in-law, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, posted a photo of the two together, writing: “I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already.”

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