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  • 'The best presidential candidate in 40 years': Michael Douglas hits the campaign trail on behalf of Bloomberg after it's revealed his father Kirk Douglas left him out of his will and bequeathed his entire $60m fortune to charity

    02/23/2020 6:41:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2020 | Valerie Edwards and Lauren Fruen
    Michael Douglas hit the campaign trail on behalf of Mike Bloomberg Sunday, after it was revealed the actor's father Kirk Douglas bequeathed his entire $60 million fortune to charity. The Wall Street actor, 75, appeared in the former New York City mayor's hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, telling the crowd: 'This is really, truly one of the best candidates we’ve had running for office in 30 to 40 years.' . . . But Michael Douglas told a crowd in Wisconsin earlier this month that his Hollywood legend father tipped Bloomberg for president just before he died. 'I leaned over close to...
  • Studying the Bible With Kirk Douglas

    02/15/2020 5:30:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2020 | David Wolpe
    The world knows Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, and as one of the greatest movie stars of the greatest generation. I know him as my hevruta — the Aramaic word for study partner. For almost 25 years I met with Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovich, once a week to study Torah. After we read through the Bible and hit up all the greats — “That’s a role I was born to play,” he said of King David — we moved on to other books: the Mishna for rabbinical wisdom; “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran; Walt Whitman’s poetry; and modern theology from...
  • Michael Douglas campaigns for Bloomberg after Republicans open Milwaukee office

    02/09/2020 9:12:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 61 replies
    WKOW ^ | February 8, 2020 | WKOW
    Kirk Douglas, Michael's father, died earlier this week. Michael said at the appearance that his father supported Bloomberg until the very end. "I don't know if he was pulling my leg or not, but one of the last words that he said in the hospital, when he came and he saw me, asked me to lean over close to him, and I leaned over close to him and he said, 'Mike can get it done'," he said.
  • A tribute to Kirk Douglas, one of the last stars of Hollywood's golden years, has passed away at 103

    02/06/2020 8:12:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Before World War II, Depression-era Americans wanted their Hollywood male leads to be suave and sophisticated, whether they were in dramatic or humorous roles. After World War II, however, Americans craved authentic men on the screen — and in Kirk Douglas, they got a movie star so authentic, so searing, that even today Douglas is still a cultural touchpoint. Issur Danielovitch Demsky, better known as Kirk Douglas, was born into poverty on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He died on February 5, 2020, at age 103, in Beverly Hills, California, not only wealthy, but also one of the...
  • TMZ: Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, passes away at 103

    02/05/2020 3:31:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies
    Fox 6 now ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Katie DeLong
    LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, with a decorated career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 103, TMZ reported. Kirk Douglas’ health had been in decline. In 1996, he suffered a stroke, but recovered most of his faculties. TMZ reported Wednesday the last time he was seen enjoying life was in April 2019 when he was “camping” in his grandson’s backyard. Douglas appeared in a few minor Broadway productions in the ’40s but then put his career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After several years...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Neutering Nigel..Israeli Politics....A Bit About Sex....

    11/16/2019 9:36:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Back again for the weekend.... "There was the Duke of York he had ten thousand men, he marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again..... Jeffrey Epstein was a mistake we are being told.... When it comes to sex my experience is that the wrongdoing is in thought word and deed or some combination of the three..... I go into the literature of my experience to page 69, no kidding. "One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation. Then we have the...
  • Kirk Douglas Wants Gun Control

    06/06/2013 9:52:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 90 replies ^ | 6-6-2013 | Lauren Enk
    Yet another famous Hollywood face is pushing for gun control. “I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control,” insisted legendary actor Kirk Douglas on the Huffington Post yesterday. “America’s cowboy days are over,” wrote the 96-year-old Douglas. Mentioning that “some crazy fan” had given him an engraved gun, Douglas, who often played cowboys, announced unhappily that America has “become a cowboy country with too many guns.” “That frightens me,” Douglas declared. Douglas concluded by suggesting that anti-gun-control advocates are only “interested in making more money for the gun manufacturers” – or worse, “just want to...
  • Graphic of Cory "Spartacus" Booker on the 2018 Political Battlefield: Captions Please

    09/08/2018 11:04:28 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 80 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/8/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    FReepers, please help me write an appropriate caption. Will post best caption on the final image. Click on image to see full screen
  • Happy 101st birthday, Kirk Douglas!

    12/09/2017 5:44:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 84 replies
    Various | Dec 09, 2017 | n/a
    A living legend, born December 09, 1916. My 3 favorite movies of his are Spartacus, In Harm's Way, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also a real life hero => "He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II, where he served as a communications officer in anti-submarine warfare. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944." Wikipedia
  • Living Legend Kirk Douglas Turns 100! A Look Back at the Star's Most Iconic Performances

    12/09/2016 7:54:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Entertainment Today ^ | 12/09/2016 | by Zach Seemayer
    Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood's most celebrated icons, turns 100 on Friday, marking a milestone in a life filled with some of the best roles a star could hope for and some of the best performances anyone has ever given. With three Oscar nominations and an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar under his belt, ET is taking a look back at some of Douglas' greatest films in honor of his special day.
  • Kirk Douglas Celebrates 100th Birthday With New Book Written With Wife Anne

    12/07/2016 10:38:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 7, 2016 | Pete Hammond
    Kirk Douglas turns 100 on Friday, and he has found the perfect gift to celebrate. Running Press later today officially will announcing the May 2 publication of a new book, Douglas’ 12th, written with his wife of 62 years, Anne Buydens Douglas, called Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Paths of Glory (1957)

    11/06/2015 7:01:05 PM PST · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A WW1 classic tonight. Regiment 701 of the French Army is ordered to make a near-suicidal attack against a heavily fortified German position known as the "Ant Hill." When the attack fails, three soldiers are selected for court-martial and execution for cowardice. Only Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) stands between the men and the firing squad. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the real life WW1 court-martials of the Souain Corporal Affair. HD video, variable film speed (see post).
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"(1946)

    08/31/2014 12:27:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies ^ | 1946 | Lewis Milestone
  • Kirk Douglas looks back at 60 years of marriage

    06/25/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2014 | Kirk Douglas
    *** A newly engaged friend asked, "Kirk, why did your marriage last so long?" "That's easy," I replied. "I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I'm going with you!"
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Vikings"(1958)

    11/10/2013 11:57:21 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Richard Fleischer
  • Kirk Douglas: America is a 'Cowboy Country with too Many Guns'

    06/06/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 5, 2013 | Staff
    Kirk Douglas looks around America these days and he sees too many guns. The 96-year-old actor, best known for performances in classic films like Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Lust for Life, took to the cyber pages of The Huffington Post to call for more gun control--and far less guns. I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns.... I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control. They should...
  • Happy Birthday, Kirk Douglas

    12/08/2011 12:35:37 PM PST · by DemforBush · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/8/11 | Claudine Zap
    On Friday, the legendary actor Kirk Douglas celebrates his 95th year and almost a century of accomplishment. Best known for his iconic roles in "Spartacus," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and "Lust for Life," the self-described "ragman's son" made his way from poverty to screen legend...
  • DVDs on demand: Warner dips into untapped vault (LAT, VAR, WSJ, THR)

    04/14/2009 8:26:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Hollywood Wiretap ^ | 3-23-2009 | Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte
    Warner Bros. today will launch a service giving the public the opportunity to custom-order DVDs of films never before released via the medium. The move is seen as a response to dwindling DVD sales and also to customer demand for titles that while not totally obscure, didn't necessarily generate enough heat to merit a full-on DVD release. The Warner Archive Collection, available at, includes films dating back to the silent age and for $19.95 per disc Warners will burn, package and ship for receipt within an estimated five days. Currently there are 150 titles available with for a total...
  • Spartacus turns 92 Tuesday.

    12/09/2008 5:08:27 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,104+ views
    Kirk Douglas has enjoyed an illustrious career with his larger-than-life acting style. So what if those silly academy voters failed to give him an Oscar? Life is more than awards. Douglas has overcome quite a lot to reach 92. In an August column for Newsweek, he explained how deep depression set in after he suffered a stroke a dozen years ago. He explained how his wife pushed him to get out of bed and work on his speech therapy. "Depression is caused by thinking too much about yourself," he wrote. "Try to think of others, try to help them. You...
  • Sparta-kiss! Kirk Douglas stunned as John Travolta plants a kiss on his lips

    11/17/2007 7:52:37 PM PST · by kellynla · 54 replies · 750+ views ^ | 16th November 2007 | LAURA ROBERTS
    At 90 years of age, it takes a lot to surprise Kirk Douglas. But there's no doubt John Travolta caught his fellow actor off guard when he planted a flamboyant kiss on his lips at a Los Angeles awards ceremony. The Spartacus star, in keeping with his manly image fostered in 90 films, had extended a firm hand of congratulation to Travolta as he stepped up to receive a gong for excellence and versatility.