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  • Kirk Douglas, a poet at 98, gets personal

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book.

    The legendary star of 87 movies (who can forget “Spartacus”?) can look back, in happiness and grief, on countless one-night...

  • S.F. film festival to honor Kirk Douglas

    April 27, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Kirk Douglas will be honored at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this summer.

    Douglas, 94, is expected to attend the July 23 festival to receive the Freedom of Expression award at a special 50th anniversary showing of “Spartacus.”

    The actor, born Issur Danielovitch,...

  • Kirk Douglas packs 90 years of living into latest book

    By Tom Tugend

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For decades as one of Hollywood's brightest stars, Kirk Douglas paid little attention to his religion -- with one exception.

    "I always fasted on Yom Kippur," he recalls. "I still worked on the movie sets, but I fasted. And let me tell you, it's not easy making love to Lana Turner on...

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