Kirk Douglas is a well-known American actor who made his film debut by appearing in the 1946 movie ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’. Douglas is one of the last living people of the Golden Age of the film industry. His career has spanned over 6 decades and is a centurion. He has received an honorary Academy Award in 1996. Let’s find out more about how much is Kirk Douglas’s net worth in 2018.
Kirk Douglas Early Life
Kirk Douglas was born as “Issur Danielovitch” on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York to his parents “Harry” Danielovitch and Bryna “Bertha” Danielovitch.
During his high school days, he used to do various kinds of jobs to support his family. Even in his college, he was a standout in wrestling. His talent got noticed in New York City’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1943, Kirk Douglas got married to Diana Dill. They have two sons named Michael Douglas and Joel Douglas. The couple divorced in 1951. In May 1954, he got married to Anne Buydens who was a producer. With her, he has also got two sons named Eric Douglas and Peter Douglas.
His son Eric who was an actor died in 2004. Two of his sons Joel and Peter are producers, and his son Michael is also a popular film actor.
Kirk Douglas Career, Awards & Achievement
Kirk Douglas began his career by getting enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was in the Navy from 1941 till 1944. In 1943, he was seen in the play ‘Kiss and Tell’.
In 1946, Douglas was seen in the film ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’. In the 1940s, he was seen in the films ‘Out of the Past’, ‘I Walk Alone’, ‘A Letter to Three Wives’, ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ and ‘Champion’.
He appeared in many films in the 1950s like ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’, ‘The Story of Three Lovers’, ‘Ace in the Hole’, ‘The Juggler’, ‘Act of Love’, ‘The Glass Menagerie’, ‘The Indian Fighter’, ‘Top Secret Affair’, ‘Last Train from Gun Hill, ‘The Vikings’, and ‘Lust for Life’.
In 1960he became the star and the executive producer of ‘Spartacus’. He then went on to appear in the films ‘The Way West’, ‘The Brotherhood’, ‘For Love or Money’, The Arrangement’, ‘To Catch a Spy’, Tales from the Crypt’, and ‘Diamonds’.
His film roles in the 2000s include ‘It Runs in the Family’ and ‘Illusions’. Douglas has also appeared in many television shows and has also appeared in radio shows.
Awards & Achievements
Kirk Douglas has been nominated three times for the Academy Awards. He has won 2 Golden Globe Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1968. In 1990, he was conferred with the French Legion of Honor. Douglas was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in 1984. He has also received the National Medal of Arts in 2002. He has received international honors from many countries.
Net Worth of Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas has an estimated net worth of more than $85 million. He made this fortune by appearing in many films in his career. In 1975, he was the producer and director of the film ‘Posse’. He has also produced many other films. He has also released many books.
Kirk Douglas is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has appeared in a number of classic movies. In December 2016, he celebrated his 100th birthday. He is the oldest living male actor to have received an Academy Award nomination. In his entire career, he attained both fame and success. He is also the world’s oldest celebrity blogger. The iconic actor has also been involved in many philanthropic works.