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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020)

Photos by My Father



16 comments:

  1. Swoonible, over the top madly "smittened" (far past the regular smitten)... women of my family just adored this "manly man" beyond and back. They would always start to fan their faces when they spoke about the last movie he was in. The more excited they became to faster they would fan.

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  2. Boy, charisma just shone through these pictures!

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  3. Superb actor. Thank you.

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  4. a beautiful man.
    and a good long life. I hadn't heard about his death yet.
    this post was a lovely and fine way to find out. thanks Muffy.

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  5. Have been enjoying your father’s photography for some time now. Love these pictures of the wonderful actor. Thank you
    MaryAnne

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  6. Who we had then: Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman. Who we have now: Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Farrell and Jared Leto.

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    1. Yes, age is likely a factor in your observation. Not a film buff here, but do we still not have Robert Redford, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman,
      Robert DeNiro and Jack Nicholson? Are none of these to be mentioned in the same breath as Cary Grant et al?

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    2. Good question. And what about Sean Connery ?

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    3. Sean Connery was the best Bond but, in real life, Roger Moore was the better dresser and a true gentleman. Michael Caine, Charles Dance, Bill Nighy dress in a classic style. I'll try to think of a few more examples.

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    4. One thing worth mentioning about Roger Moore is that he drove a Volvo on his television show "The Saint."
      Kirk Douglas served in the US Navy in WWII, something not recently mentioned in anything I've read.

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  7. Muffy, are those photographs of Kirk Douglas at Choate? I understand that one of his sons attended the school back in the day.

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  8. Wonderful classic films: Out of the Past, Champion, Spartacus, Paths of Glory.

    Thank you and RIP Kirk.

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  9. The real Spartacus! RIP to a great man and a great Dad who had a remarkably long high profile run.

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  10. Great candid shots of Kirk Douglas. The first movie I ever saw with Kirk Douglas was the Disney Classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He was a handsome gentleman and must have been doing something right to have lived to an age of 103. Not many can boast such an accomplishment.

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  11. Looks like the guy in the blazer just had a problem.

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