Kirk Douglas Biography

Early Life:┬áDouglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He was the son of Byrna “Bertha” (1884-1958) and Herschel “Harry” Danielovitch (1884-1950). His parents were Jewish immigrants from a part of the Russian Empire that today is Belarus. The family spoke Yiddish at home. His father’s brother immigrated earlier than Kirk’s family and used the surname Demsky, which his parents also adopted. He grew up Izzy Demsky. He legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II.

What is Kirk Douglas' Net Worth?

Kirk Douglas net worth: Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, author and philanthropist who had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death. Kirk Douglas was the father of actor/producer Michael Douglas. Kirk’s fortune would have been much higher, but about a decade before his death he chose to give away tens of millions of dollars through The Douglas Foundation. In the last few years of his life alone, Kirk’s foundation gave away $50 million to support various charities like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They also gave an estimated $40 million to Harry’s Haven, an Alzheimer’s facility in the LA suburbs. That includes $15 million that he gave Harry’s Haven on his own 99th birthday to establish the Kirk Douglass Care Pavilion.

Kirk Douglas Quick Facts

What is the net worth of Kirk Douglas? What is his zodiac sign? Here is Kirk Douglas in a nutshell:

Kirk Douglas Overview
Net Worth$60 Million
SalaryN/A
Date of BirthDecember 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (age 103 years)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
GenderMale
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Author, Businessperson, Film director, Film Producer, Soldier
NationalityUnited States of America

Quotes that Inspire by Kirk Douglas

Many are probably wondering about the foundation behind Kirk Douglas' success and wealth. Below we have listed some of the Actor's quotes that will get you in the mindset to pursue your financial success.

When you become a star, you don’t change – everyone else does.

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My first job was on Broadway. Then I went into the Navy. When I came out of the Navy, I went back to Broadway and a friend of mine, Lauren Bacall, was in Hollywood filming with Humphrey Bogart. She told one of her producers I was great in my play, and he saw it and cast me in ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’.

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God bless Dad, he came to every one of my shows. I was bad, and I had horrible stage fright. My dad was so relieved – he’d say, ‘You were terrible; this kid is not going to be an actor.’ Finally, I did a play and he said, ‘Son – you were really good.’

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I was conscious of my father’s fame from the time I was 6.

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You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.

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