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Kirk Douglas Celebrates His 101st Birthday With Family

Kirk Douglas is a legend who celebrated his 101st birthday on Sunday with a party that featured two Douglas-themed cakes. Now, that is pretty epic. One of the last living people of the film industry’s Golden Age celebrated his centenary-plus-one with his wife Anne, and sons Michael and Joel, as well as granddaughter Kelsey, by his side. Story courtesy of AuntyAcid.

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The actor celebrated his 101st birthday and his family paid tribute to his iconic screen roles. Douglas is a bona fide superstar, with a career that was at its peak from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. He has been in a lot of movies but some of his most famous are Spartacus, The Bad and the Beautiful and Paths of Glory. 

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The 101-year-old screen legend celebrated the birthday with his wife Anne, who is 98 years old.

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In an interview with Closer magazine, the actor spoke about the love he feels for his wife: “I was lucky enough to find my soulmate 63 years ago, and I believe our wonderful marriage and our nightly ‘golden hour’ chats have helped me survive all things.”

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Kirk’s grandson posted a lovely photo on Instagram which he captioned: “Happy birthday 101 years and still sexy love you with all my heart Pappy.”
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Cameron Douglas who is also Kirk’s grandson shared a photo that he captioned: “Here’s to 101 years of art, inspiration, and philanthropy…still going strong! Happy Birthday, Pappy! #Livinglegend”.

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Even Catherine Zena-Jones who is married to Kirk’s son Michael Douglas wished the actor a happy birthday and shared a heartwarming photo.

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And of course, the legend got two cakes. A Vincent van Gogh-themed birthday cake as a reference to Kirks’ role in the movie Lust for Life which is about the life of Van Gogh. And another as a reference to the movie Champion. This movie got Douglas his first Academy Award nomination.

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Source: Auntyacid