Actor Kirk Douglas, whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103.
The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles,
including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular
Born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence during Hollywood’s
“golden age”, earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film
He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas.
His son Michael said in a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness
that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today.”
“To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of
movies… but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad,” it
read in part.
“Let me end with the words I told him on his last birt...