Kirk Douglas (birth name Issur Danielovitch Demsky) (born December 9, 1916) is an American actor. He was born in Amsterdam, New York to Russian Jewish parents. His son, Michael Douglas, is also an actor.
Popular at home and around the world, Kirk Douglas received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 and the French Legion of Honor in 1985.
The Big Carnival (1951)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Lust for Life (1956) as Vincent van Gogh
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Spartacus (1960) title role
The Heroes of Telemark (1966)
The IMDb entry on Kirk Douglas