Kirk Douglas handed away yesterday on the age of 103. He lived a full life, leaving a cinematic legacy he was certainly pleased with, with basic movies together with Spartacus, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and Lust for Life.
His different, maybe simply as sturdy, legacy is that of his shut bond together with his household. Douglas’ relationship together with his spouse, his sons, and his grandchildren was each heat and powerful.
Here’s extra in regards to the distinctive and loving relationship Kirk shared particularly together with his daughter-in-law, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Douglas had 4 sons
The 103-year-old actor had 4 sons: actor Michael Douglas, movie producer Joel Douglas, TV and movie producer Peter Douglas, and actor Eric Douglas who handed away in 2004 at age 46.
The centenarian died yesterday together with his household round him, together with his spouse of 65 years, Anne Buydens Douglas, his kids and grandchildren, in line with the actor’s longtime publicist Marcia Newberger.
Michael introduced the information of his father’s passing yesterday.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael wrote on Instagram. “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 (Zeta-Jones), a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”
How Kirk says his spouse, Anne, saved his life
In his last interview with USA Today in 2017 alongside together with his spouse, Anne, it was revealed that she was instrumental in saving the actor’s life.
Kirk had been invited to current an award to director Mike Todd ( Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband) and could be flying on Todd’s personal aircraft from Palm Springs to New York. Anne wouldn’t enable it, encouraging Kirk to take a daily aircraft as an alternative.
“My spouse says, ‘Why don’t you’re taking a common airplane?’ ” remembers Kirk. “She kept insisting. And we had a big fight. I said, “ ‘OK, I won’t go.’ But I was very mad at her.”
On their automotive experience returning to Los Angeles, they weren’t talking, and Kirk turned on the radio to find that Mike Todd’s aircraft had crashed, killing everybody on board.
“She saved my life,” he says.
Kirk’s particular relationship with Catherine Zeta-Jones
From the beginning of her relationship with Michael Douglas, Kirk liked his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones. And the sensation was mutual. She was welcomed warmly into the Douglas household.
On Michael and Catherine’s twentieth anniversary, Kirk wrote them a brief, however heartfelt letter with marital recommendation, saying “Happy anniversary! Michael, you learned a very important lesson to stay married you must obey your wife! Keep practicing what I do with my wife. Daddy Kirk.”
Zeta-Jones confirmed the world her father-in-law’s notice on her Instagram saying, “Dancing into our 20th year! Happy Anniversary my love. Such a beautiful letter from my father in law,” she stated.
At his passing yesterday, Zeta-Jones posted on Instagram, ” To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the remainder of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…”