We’ve posted so many sad farewells to aging stars. I thought it would be nice posting about someone before they pass. Kirk is 95 and still goes out to eat and signs autographs. The stroke he had over a decade ago took his voice but he still gets around reasonably well. Issur Danielovitch Demsky was born in 1916. I hope I’m doing that well at 95.
Any Kirk Douglas fans here? Favorite movies or books that he wrote?
I read The Ragman’s Son. Really moving bio of Kirk’s Jewish heritage and the family’s struggle as Russian immigrants in America. I was so moved by Kirk’s pride in his heritage and the poverty that he overcame.
Kirk was a fitness buff long before it became trendy. He worked out constantly all the way up into his eighties. That’s why he was able to play roles like Spartacus in his mid forties.