Kirk Douglas has died at 103. Sparticus has gone. I grew up watching his films, and he is one of the last cinema icons from the "golden age" of cinema.
Not a bad innings by any standard. Born to illiterate jewish parents from Belaruse, he didn't do too badly.
Ok a quick anecdote then. When he was holding his mother's hand on her deathbed, a terrified Douglas looked into his mother's eyes, and she said, "don't worry son, it happens to everyone."
He had a prolific career, but some of my all time favourites, Paths Of Glory, Lonely Are The Brave, and Sparticus.
RIP Issur Danielovitch Demsky
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