Kirk Douglas, Indomitable Icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

Actor Kirk Douglas, a star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 103.

Douglas starred in more than 80 movies, including Spartacus and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, before retiring from film in 2004.

He was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award three times, and received an honorary Oscar in 1996.

He played a boxer in 1949’s Champion, the movie that propelled him to stardom, and in 1955 created his own film company, Bryna Productions.

In a message posted online Wednesday afternoon, son Michael Douglas wrote, “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.”

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