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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch Demsky)

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Biography

Amsterdam, New York, USA
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch, were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mahilyow Voblast (now in Belarus). Although growing up in a poor ghetto, Douglas was a fine student and a keen athlete and wrestled competitively during his time at St. Lawrence University. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Noll 'Dink' Turner

I Walk Alone 1948

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Character: Chuck Tatum

Ace in the Hole 1951

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Character: Jim Deakins

The Big Sky 1952

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Character: Pierre Narval

The Story of Three Loves 1953

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Writing Awards

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Dempsey Rae

Man Without a Star 1955

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Character: Gino Borgesa

The Racers 1955

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Character: Col. Dax

Paths of Glory 1957

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 29th Annual Academy Awards 1957

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Character: Richard Dudgeon

The Devil's Disciple 1959

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Character: Himself - Performer: 'It's Alright With Us'

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Jack Andrus

Two Weeks in Another Town 1962

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Character: George Brougham / Vicar Atlee / Mr. Pythian / Arthur Henderson

The List of Adrian Messenger 1963

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Character: Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966

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Character: Sen. William J. Tadlock

The Way West 1967

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

The 21st Annual Tony Awards 1967

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Character: Paris Pitman, Jr.

There Was a Crooked Man... 1970

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Character: The Indian Fighter

The Special London Bridge Special 1972

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Character: Peg

Scalawag 1973

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980

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Character: Himself

2009 Britannia Awards 2009

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Character: Jim Kovalski

Empire State Building Murders 2008

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Character: Mitchell Gromberg

It Runs in the Family 2003

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Character: Harry Agensky

Diamonds 1999

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Character: Ed Reece

Take Me Home Again 1994

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Character: Sr. Calthrob

Two-Fisted Tales 1992

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Character: Grandpa Mike Dunmore

The Secret 1992

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Character: Eduardo Provolone

Oscar 1991

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Character: Archie Long

Tough Guys 1986

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Character: Carl 'Buster' Marzack

Eddie Macon's Run 1983

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Character: Himself

Ein Leben wie im Flug 2007

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Character: Himself - Speaker

Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary 2007

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001

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Character: Himself - Host / Spartacus / Col. Lloyd D. Westman / Harry Lieberman / Various

Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave 1980

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Character: Himself

The Mormons 2012

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Character: General Kalthrob

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Himself

Coach 1989

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Character: Mike Wayne

Once Is Not Enough 1975

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Character: Himself

The Tonight Show 1962

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Character: Amos Lasher

Amos 1985

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011

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Character: Himself

Liberty Weekend 1986

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003

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Character: Det. James McLeod

Detective Story 1951

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey

Seven Days in May 1964

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Alex Vandervoort

Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers 1976

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Character: Himself - Host / Narrator

General Motors 50th Anniversary Show 1957

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Character: Deke Gentry

For Love or Money 1963

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself

The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Documentary Feature and Documentary Short

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Character: Himself

Dinah's Place 1970

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Character: Frank Ginetta

The Brotherhood 1968

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Character: Himself - at a Nightclub

Barbra: The Concert 1995

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Character: Peter Sandza

The Fury 1978

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award recipient

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography

The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: John W. "Jack" Burns

Lonely Are the Brave 1962

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Character: Capt. Matthew Yelland

The Final Countdown 1980

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Character: Howard Nightingale

Posse 1975

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Character: Marshal Matt Morgan

Last Train from Gun Hill 1959

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Musical

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1992

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Character: Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland

Draw! 1984

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Character: Himself

Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1980

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: Himself

Stellen Sie sich vor ... 0

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Directing

Character: Peg

Scalawag 1973

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Character: Howard Nightingale

Posse 1975

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