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Rain Of Fire... Billionaire industrialist Kirk Douglas is ready to hand over the reigns of his... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Fury DVD ... A psychic girl helps a spy find his psychic son, kidnapped by a renegade... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The War Wagon... Wayne plays rancher Taw Jackson, who's dead set on capturing an ironclad... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Lonely Are The... Academy Award-winner Kirk Douglas gives a highly personal and unforgettable... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

The Man From... With its unforgettably heroic story, its stunning cinematography, and acting... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Greedy DVD ... "Greedy" (1994) is a laugh-out-loud comedy about gluttony and excess. Kirk... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

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Born: December 9, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Amsterdam, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
Worked as drama coach for Greenwich House Settlement in NYC
1941:
Made Broadway debut as a singing telegraph boy in "Spring Again"
1942:
First Broadway performance as Kirk Douglas, "The Three Sisters"
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Served with Navy during WWII; received medical discharge after accident involving depth charge
1946:
Made feature acting debut in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"
1948:
Acted with Burt Lancaster in "I Walk Alone"; first of six features in which they would co-star together
1949:
Clinched star status with performance in "Champion"; received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor
1952:
Received second Oscar nomination for his portrayal of ambitious movie producer Jonathan Shields in Vincente Minnelli's "The Bad and the Beautiful"
1955:
Formed Bryna Productions and produced first film "The Indian Fighter"; also starred
1956:
Received third and last Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing Vincent Van Gogh in "Lust for Life"; third of four collaborations with director Minnelli
1957:
Produced and starred in second Bryna production, Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory"
1960:
Made the call that ended the blacklist in Hollywood by openly hiring Dalton Trumbo to write "Spartacus"; also starred and produced
1962:
Produced and starred in "Lonely Are the Brave"; third and final collaboration with screenwriter Trumbo
1962:
Founded Joel Productions
1963:
Made debut as stage producer for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; also played the lead role of Randel Patrick McMurphy
1966:
Played General George Patton in "Is Paris Burning?"
1973:
Film directing debut, "Scalawag"; also produced and starred
1973:
Appeared in a made-for-TV musical version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
1975:
Helmed second feature, "Posse"; also produced and starred
1983:
Starred in a dual role in the Australian Western, "The Man from Snowy River"
1985:
Nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for playing the title role in the CBS TV-movie, "Amos"
1986:
Last movie with Lancaster, "Tough Guys"
1988:
Published autobiography <i>The Ragman's Son</i>
1988:
Portrayed Matthew Harrison Brady in the NBC TV-movie adaptation of "Inherit the Wind"
1990:
Published first novel <i>Dance with the Devil</i>
1991:
Received an Emmy nomination for his performance in "Yellow," an episode of "Tales from the Crypt" (HBO); co-starred with son Eric
1994:
First feature starring role in eight years, "Greedy"
1996:
Suffered a stroke, partially impairing his ability to speak
1999:
Returned to acting after his stroke in the film "Diamonds," a comedy co-starring Dan Aykroyd and Lauren Bacall
2003:
Teamed with son Michael and grandson Cameron in the feature film "It Runs in the Family"
2006:
Cast in "The Illusion," a film helmed by Michael A. Goorjian, who also co-starred
2009:
Performed his one-man show "Before I Forget" at a theater that bears his name in Culver City, CA; also released a documentary of the same name

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