Kirk Douglas Net Worth
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Kirk Douglas net worth: Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, author and philanthropist who had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death. Kirk Douglas was the father of actor/producer Michael Douglas. Kirk’s fortune would have been much higher, but about a decade before his death he chose to give away tens of millions of dollars through The Douglas Foundation. In the last few years of his life alone, Kirk’s foundation gave away $50 million to support various charities like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They also gave an estimated $40 million to Harry’s Haven, an Alzheimer’s facility in the LA suburbs. That includes $15 million that he gave Harry’s Haven on his own 99th birthday to establish the Kirk Douglass Care Pavilion.
Early Life: Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He was the son of Byrna “Bertha” (1884-1958) and Herschel “Harry” Danielovitch (1884-1950). His parents were Jewish immigrants from a part of the Russian Empire that today is Belarus. The family spoke Yiddish at home. His father’s brother immigrated earlier than Kirk’s family and used the surname Demsky, which his parents also adopted. He grew up Izzy Demsky. He legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II.
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Inspirational Quotes by Kirk Douglas
Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.Kirk Douglas
People are composed of many things, and in my work, what influences me is the complexity of people - the chiaroscuro of dark and light. When I play a strong guy, I try to find, where is he weak? And, conversely, when I play a weak guy, where is he strong?Kirk Douglas
I have one computer that my wife gave me. All I know how to do, and I do it every day, is play Spider Solitaire. And I don't have a cell phone.Kirk Douglas
Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.Kirk Douglas
When you have a stroke, you must talk slowly to be understood, and I've discovered that when I talk slowly, people listen. They think I'm going to say something important!Kirk Douglas