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    Kirk Douglas, United States Navy

    December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020

    Kirk Douglas né Issur Danielovitch

    Kirk received training as a communications officer in anti-submarine warfare. He was then assigned to USS PC-1139, a PC-461 class submarine chaser, and sent to the Pacific. There, Kirk served as both a gunnery and communication officer and was responsible for hunting down and destroying Japanese submarines.

    Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend, dies at 103

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51394855


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    Oh! What sad news ,he was one of my all time favourite Actors ,had seen many a good Movie with him in it.
    One that springs to mind at once was the Epic Spartacus with him and Tony Curtis! Many others as well. Another with Both he and again Tony Curtis ' The Vikings"

    His Son is also a good actor and in his Fathers footsteps, he looks so much alike as well.

    May he rest in Peace, my Condolences to the Entire Family!
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    It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.
    But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.
    Kirk's life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet..
    Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.

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    One of the good actors at a time when good films were made.
    Some of the computer generated rubbish now will be forgotten soon, actors such as he, and the great movies, will always be remembered.
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    Yes, a sad occasion, great films of those days and Kirk Douglas had some pretty great actors and actresses to work with. Charlton Heston, Steve McQueen, Tony Curtis, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons etc. I have to say I used to love going to the cinema.
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    In the Heydays of good Movies the Bioscope (As we called it) was a haven of Peace, nice cheap but good entertainment especially in the Ticky Bioscopes. Although cheap entry only the best Movies were shown, at the Ticky Bioscopes (Tearoom Cinimas) we used to spend hours on end ,with many Double Features plus News Reels , Comedy and Serial included,this went on all day plus a free Drink on Entry!
    Yes such Actors as mentioned and Kirk Douglas himself gave to many hours of the greatest Movies of all time.
    They dont for some reason manage to make suxh great Movies any longer! ??
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    Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitcham, Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster were some of the great ones of that era.

    So many good actors now all gone, my favorite Sir Laurence Olivier.
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