RIP Kirk Douglas - A Tribute
Over the course of a career which spanned more than six decades, Kirk Douglas has appeared in all manner of productions, but it was his friend Lauren Bacall, who he met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, who helped him to get his first feature-film role in THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS. Douglas' popularity would soar just a few years later with his starring role in CHAMPION as boxer Midge Kelly, which earned Douglas his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Douglas would go on to appear in films such as ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE, DETECTIVE STORY, THE BIG SKY, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, ULYSSES, LUST FOR LIFE, GUNFIGHT AT THE CORRAL, PATHS OF GLORY, and THE VIKINGS, but he's probably best known for starring in SPARTACUS, Stanley Kubrick's sprawling historical epic. By publicly crediting Dalton Trumbo as the screenwriter of SPARTACUS, who had been blacklisted thanks to McCarthyism, Douglas also helped to bring an end to Hollywood blacklisting.
Following SPARTACUS, Kirk Douglas would appear in LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, THE WAY WEST, THE BROTHERHOOD, HOLOCAUST 2000, SATURN 3, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, TOUGH GUYS, and much more. Douglas also voiced Chester J. Lampwick, the true creator of Itchy & Scratchy, in an episode of The Simpsons. A true screen legend; you will be missed, Mr. Douglas.
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