Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gorgeous portrait—Kirk Douglas

Isn't this so sweet? Tough guy Kirk Douglas, looking gentler, older, and meeker, with a gardenia blossom tucked behind his ear. I've been a fan of the dimple on his chin and his films since forever. Born in 1916 New York as Issur Danielovitch to Russian Jewish immigrants, he made nearly 100 films during his long career, including these favorites of mine: Ace in the Hole, A Letter to Three Wives, and The Bad and the Beautiful. My very, very favorite character he portrayed was a tempestuous Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life. Oh, and how about Kirk in Sparticus?! ..."I am Sparticus!" He looked killer in those lace-up sandals. In 1996 Kirk suffered a stoke but seems to keep active. I hope makes it to 100!

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