Kirk Douglas Overview

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Born: December 09, 1916

Born Issur Danielovitch to Russian immigrants, Kirk Douglas, waited tables to put himself through St. Lawrence University, where he was a top-notch wrestler. While there he also did a little work in theater. Later he became a professional wrestler and held various odd jobs to put himself through the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1941 he debuted on Broadway, but had only two small roles before he enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II. After his discharge, Douglas returned to... See All

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