American actor Michael Douglas mourned his father, Kirk Douglas, the well-known movie star Hassan, who had always appeared on the screen fighting gladiators and boxers, before he left our world, Wednesday, for 103 years.
"With great sadness and sorrow, my brothers announced the departure of Kirk Douglas from us today," Michael said in an exclusive statement to People magazine.
Douglas Sr. participated in more than 90 films in a march that spanned more than seven decades and films like "Spartacus" and "The Vikings" made him one of the biggest net stars in the 1950s and 1960s.
He also played a major role in breaking the Hollywood blacklist, which includes actors, directors and authors who were professionally marginalized because of links to the Communist movement in the 1950s. Douglas said he is proud of this more than he is proud of any film he has made.
Lamentations flowed from Hollywood. "Douglas" will always be an icon among the Hollywood greats, "actor and director Robrainer said on Twitter." The rows progressed to break the blacklist. "
Metsy Jenner, who appeared in front of him in the film "For Love or Money" in 1963, said that the movie "will always have a special place in my heart."
"Thank you for having generously shared all of us with your outstanding talent," she wrote on Twitter.
Danny Doveto called it "inspiring" while Ad Asner wrote on Twitter, "I will always respect you and honor you."
Kirk Douglas suffered a stroke in 1996 when he was eighty years old, affecting his ability to speak and the nerves of his face.
But two weeks later, he attended an Oscar ceremony to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his entire work. He continued to play minor roles until 2008, but said the clot made him want to commit suicide.
"Humor saved me," he told Parade magazine in 2014. He said, "At first I thought my life was over, but when I put the gun in my mouth one of my teeth floundered. It groaned and then it exploded in laughter. Will my toothache stop me from committing suicide?"
On one of his last appearances in front of the audience, he seemed almost unheard as he sat in a wheelchair helping his son-in-law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, present an Academy Award in January 2018.
His facial features enabled him to play the roles of strong, sharp characters. He was a demanding person, and even in his star years he became famous for directing directors.
Kirk Douglas survived a helicopter accident in which two died in 1991. He published several books, including a book containing poetry, prose and photographs in 2014.
He founded the Douglas Charitable Foundation, and in 2015 he and his wife Ann announced their intention to donate his fortune, which is estimated at $ 80 million, to various charitable works, including building a house for homeless women, a public school in the Los Angeles area, St. Lawrence University and hospitals.
On his 99th birthday in 2015, he donated $ 15 million to the Film and Television Fund to help build a facility to house workers in the sector suffering from Alzheimer's