Icon, husband, father, grandfather, Kirk Douglas

  • Kirk Douglas, American actor

 Kirk Douglas has been a household name for his acting career alone. He also has a famous son who’s an actor and so is his daughter in law. Fame has followed him through his life and he has a star with his name on it on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  With all of this notoriety, his other life accomplishments are sometimes overlooked, like his 64 years of marriage to Anne Buydens.  They are repectively, 102 years old and 99.

Kirk Douglas celebrated his 102nd birthday on December 9th.  He was accompanied by his wife of 64 years Anne. The two are a fairytale love story all on their .  They have endured life together through its’ joys and pains, with children and grandchildren firmly by their sides.

Kirk Douglas was born the same year the Coca-Cola launched the still famous drink formula and Woodrow Wilson was elected for his second term as president.  Kirk Douglas is one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. His career spans decades and his talents stretch to producer, director and author with ten novels and memoirs to his name.

Acting runs in the Douglas family, with eldest son Michael Douglas perhaps the best known of Kirk’s four children.  Catherine Zeta-Jones, who’s married to Kirk’s son, Michael Douglas, posted a touching tribute in honor of her father-in-law. The actress took to Instagram to share a video of her and Michael’s daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, playing the piano and singing Christina Aguilera’s hit song “Beautiful,” according to ET Online. The clip also included photos of Kirk throughout his life. “Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk,” she wrote in the caption.

Many people commented on the post to give Kirk their well wishes. “Such a truly beautiful tribute to your father-in-law… Wishing the greatest birthday ever to the legendary Kirk Douglas,” one user wrote. “Happy birthday to a wonderful man!” another person added. “Been watching his movies since I was little! Hope you have many more ❤❤”

Michael also took to social media to honor his dad. The 74-year-old uploaded a video montage of his father to his Facebook page. “Happy 102nd Birthday Dad. You’re my hero and I love you! #KirkDouglas #102 #Birthday #MyHero #FathersLove,” he captioned the post. Like their parents, Carys and Dylan Michael Douglas also paid tribute to their grandfather and each shared a black-and-white photo of their “Pappy.” It sure seems like the legend had a very special day, indeed! A legend in his own right, we salute you Kirk Douglas!  Happy birthday and congratulations on your long, loving marriage and successful family!