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A special tribute was paid to Kirk Douglas, a veteran of Hollywood, at the Golden Globe [VIDEO] awards. It was for his long distinguished career, and his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones was on the stage with him. The occasion was the presentation of an award, and she took the opportunity to pay tribute to the veteran Hollywood legend.

It may be recalled that he was instrumental in ending the Hollywood Blacklist and earned recognition for it. This blacklist was about denying work to those who were believed to have Communist ties.

Daily Mail UK reports that Kirk tried to engage in conversation on the stage with Catherine but some of his words were inaudible.

The fact is that the 101-year-old was there, and his very presence must have changed the mood because he was a versatile Actor in his heyday.

About Kirk Douglas

The parents of Kirk Douglas were Russian immigrants and, since he had an interest in acting, he joined an academy in New York on a scholarship to learn the intricacies of acting. During WWII, he served in the US Navy. After his discharge, he began to work as an actor on stage before entering Hollywood. He did his first movie in 1946 when he was 30, and it was directed by Hal Wallis.

Kirk Douglas starred in more than 90 movies and was a box office hit of the '50s and '60s. It is difficult to identify his best movies but a few of them are “Champion”, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”, “Spartacus”, “Lonely Are the Brave”, and “Tough Guy.s”

He had a checkered career

“Champion” was his first film in which he was Midge Kelly, a boxer.

It won for him an Academy Award for best actor. Later, in the sci-fi movie “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” he played the role of the cocky master harpooner Ned Land. “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” saw him as ‘Doc’ Holliday while in “Spartacus” he was in the title role. “Lonely Are the Brave” was a cowboy movie and Kirk was the cowboy Jack Burns, and “Tough Guys” was a comedy in which he was a gangster named Archie Long.

Kirk Douglas was an actor of the 1950s and 60s and has shown his versatility by taking on varied roles. In those days one had to struggle to remain in the reckoning and ability mattered. That is why he always came out on top. Hollywood used to be a close-knit family but, today it is mired in controversies. It is difficult to imagine that well-known people of the industry had stooped so low. The revelations that keep tumbling out of the cupboards have painted a picture that has harmed its image and it will take time to recover.