Kirk Douglas

1916- . Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, made his film debut in 1946 in the film noir classic THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS, which also starred Barbara Stanwyck and Lizabeth Scott. Discovered by Hal Wallis, the athletic actor with the famous cleft-chin gained popular success playing tough guys in films like OUT OF THE PAST, I WALK ALONE and ACE IN THE HOLE. Douglas himself once said, "I've made a career of playing sons of bitches." The actor did go on to become one of the most successful stars of the screen and in 1991 was honored by the AFI with the 19th Life Achievement Award. 
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