Kirk Douglas: Centenarian
December 9, 2016 8:13pm CST
Many of us remember him as Spartacus in the 1960 movie. Today we remember Kirk Douglas as he celebrates his 100th birthday. Some things that I did not know about him is that he was born Issur Danielovitch, was known as Izzy Demsky most of his life, and he changed his name to Kirk Douglas before he joined the Navy in 1941. He was medically discharged in 1944 for injuries sustained in war. I remember watching him in many of the old movies (from the 1950s) I loved to watch when I was kid in the 1960s. Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Douglas!
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I saw his interview today. Amazing that he is still here and seems to be doing well. His speech is a little off since his stroke, but not that bad. I thought I heard them say that he was still married to his wife of 73 years. I'm going to check that out. I got a phone call and missed part of the interview.