Kirk Douglas, whose real name is Issur Danielovitch, turned 100-years-old on December 9, 2016. The actor is the only surviving member of the industry's Golden Age of Hollywood that included Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. Douglas is a legend who has accomplished a lot over a century. He can be described as one of Hollywood's most famous movie actors. Douglas was bitten by the acting bug after receiving praise for reciting "The Red Robin of Spring" in kindergarten. As they say, "the rest is history."

Birthday celebration

Douglas celebrated in the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday afternoon.

The intimate gathering of 150 guests included family members and some of his closest friends, such as Don Rickles and Jeffrey Katzenberg. His doctor had promised him years ago, that if he lived to 100, he could have a glass of vodka.

Douglas' famous daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, helped him celebrate his milestone birthday by presenting him with a video montage of his life. Catherine and her husband, Michael Douglas, are also in the acting business. Later, Catherine posted the video on her Instagram account so the public could enjoy it also. The video, set to the music of David Bowie's "Young Americans," included photographs of the actor, along with photos from home Movies and Kirk's private life that had never been seen before.

About the legendary actor

Kirk Douglas appeared in 90 movies. Over his career as an actor, he received three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He ranks No. 17 on, and is the highest ranking living person on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male screen legends.

Over his career as an author, he has written ten novels and memoirs.

Douglas and his second wife, Anne, 97, have been married 62 years. The actor had two sons with each of his wives, who were actresses. His famous son, Michael Douglas, 72, is his oldest son by Kirk's first wife, Diana. All four sons followed in their famous father's footsteps, either by becoming actors or producers themselves.

On his 100th birthday, when asked if he would act again, Douglas concluded that while he might want to act again, 90 movies is enough. His personal favorite movie that he starred in is the 1962 Western "Lonely are the Brave." What is your favorite Kirk Douglas movie?

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