Kirk Douglas, a legend from Hollywood's golden age of movies, dies at 103

Thursday, 06 February 2020 - 7:03

US silver screen legend Kirk Douglas, the son of Jewish Russian immigrants who rose through the ranks to become one of Hollywood's biggest-ever stars, has died. He was 103.

One of the last survivors of the golden age of cinema, Douglas was renowned for the macho and not-always-likeable tough guy roles he took on in around 90 movies over a six-decade career.

He appeared in movies such as Champion (1949), The Bad And The Beautiful (1952) and Lust For Life (1956).