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Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)

keberoxu 05 Feb 20 - 07:38 PM
Mr Red 06 Feb 20 - 03:10 AM
fat B****rd 06 Feb 20 - 03:16 AM
GUEST,HiLo 06 Feb 20 - 03:46 AM
Roger the Skiffler 06 Feb 20 - 04:04 AM
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Subject: BS: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas 1916 - 2020
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Feb 20 - 07:38 PM

There goes a man from another era.


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas 1916 - 2020
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 03:10 AM

I guess he is Spartacus now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas 1916 - 2020
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 03:16 AM

Hail Einar ! RIP Mr. Douglas


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kirk Douglas
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 03:46 AM

I read his Autobigraphy, The Ragmans Son ,what life he had and what a rise from poverty to stardom. I know it is a cliche , but truly it is the end of a Hollywood era.


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas 1916 - 2020
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 04:04 AM

He had a whale of a tale.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 01:33 PM

No thread drift is intended here, perhaps a working link
will be least intrusive in this thread.

Kirk Douglas had an significant association with
one of the founders of Sing Out magazine.

Howard Fast


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 03:54 PM

Howard Fast: I picked up The Immigrants and read the first couple of pages. When he described Ellis Island as a rocky crag in New York Harbor I put the book down and never read another word of his. (Ellis is a mudflat built up over the years with ships' ballast and rubble from the digging of the NY subways).

The stories of Issur Danielovitch's family in the early years of the twentieth century sounded interesting - I picked up that Ragman's Son volume, though I don't think I read much of it at the time. It may still be around here somewhere, I had it as part of the research I was doing into life in Lower Manhattan during the busiest years at Ellis Island. What an interesting trajectory his life took in those 103 years.


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Feb 20 - 09:32 PM

Good, bad or ugly,
the name Howard Fast will be associated with Kirk Douglas
as long as people remember Kirk Douglas for Spartacus.
Of which, obviously, Mr. Fast was very well aware.

The still shots of Douglas as Spartacus, though --
that body! Yowzah!


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Feb 20 - 06:19 PM

I don't know one actor from another. But I somehow became aware that Mr Douglas played in two of my very favorite movies: _Ace in the Hole_ and _Paths of Glory_.


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: robomatic
Date: 07 Feb 20 - 08:21 PM

Today's (Friday Feb 7, 2020) Fresh Air contained an extended excerpt from a broadcast in 1988 where Kirk Douglas talked about his thoughts on acting and producing in Hollywood. Good stuff.


Also a remembrance of Kirk Douglas and Elia Kazan
aired in 2017


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Feb 20 - 09:46 AM

And don't forget the Edward Abbey connection.

Kirk Douglas was so impressed by Abbey's novel, The Brave Cowboy,
that he had it made into a Western film, Lonely Are The Brave.
The novelist Abbey was hired for the film production with "consultant" status,
and years later,
Abbey declared it the best job he had ever had.


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 12:25 AM

Aw man. And he spoke French, too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 06:52 AM

Remember his black and white films; the alcoholic trumpet player, the journalist who covered the story of a guy trapped underground...


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 03:47 PM

I recall an interview in the last five years.
It was on the occasion of a mini-series with prominent actresses
portraying prominent actresses from an earlier generation.
"Feud," was that the name of it?
Joan Crawford versus Bette Davis,
and in supporting-role status, Olivia de Havilland.
Of course, this was Kirk Douglas's generation.

It happens that the actress who played de Havilland,
Catherine Zeta Jones, is Kirk Douglas's daughter-in-law.
She was interviewed, and she volunteered
the conversation she had with Kirk Douglas himself
about this mini-series film that she was in --
and about the characters in the film.

SiriusXM Town Hall discussion


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Subject: RE: Obit: actor Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 04:50 PM

Olivia de Havilland apparently won the bet.


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