Morning Man Classic: Kirk Douglas!
The star of such Hollywood classics as Spartacus, Lust for Life, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Paths of Glory, Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Young Man With a Horn turned 101 yesterday!
A three-time Oscar nominee and recipient of an honorary Academy Award, Kirk Douglas is an amazing example of longevity as is his Oscar-winning son, Michael Douglas. The two starred in 2003′s It Runs in the Family, the first film in which they appeared together.
Here is what Kirk once said about surviving life in showbiz: “You must know how to function and how to maintain yourself, and you must have a love of what you do. But an actor also needs great good luck. I have had that luck. … It takes a lot out of you to work in this business. Many people fall by the wayside because they don’t have the energy to sustain their talent.”
Kirk Douglas has had that energy in spades.