Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by greco, Feb 5, 2020.
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Icon and Spartacus Star, Dies at 103
Didn't know he was that old. The news always prints stories about centenarians, but I never recalled his.
He’s had a rough go.
RIP Chester J Lampwick
I kind of thought he was already gone.
Condolences to his family & friends.
I’m curious. Please elaborate
He was a pretty good banjo player too. This morning I watched a Jack Benny show clip and a clip from some western.
I'm going to hazard a guess that his longevity was due in part to good diet and exercise.
I’m not sure how long ago, maybe 10-15 years he had a stroke or series of strokes. He could barely speak. I believe he made a little progress but not much and has been like that up to this point. To see him looking so thin, weak and frail trying to communicate after his partial recovery was heartbreaking.
Apparently, this film was loosely based on (part of the life of) Bix Beiderbecke.
Bix Beiderbecke - Wikipedia
I have not seen it. Interesting "portrayal" of the era.
Quite the life and career. If you've watched the Netflix series The Kominsky Method, I'm sure you were struck like I was, by just how much Michael Douglas resembles his father as he got older.
As well, I find it hard it think about Kirk Douglas, without calling to mind Frank Gorshin's jaw-first impression of him.
I'm also reminded of the wonderful reference to him in this SNL sketch that still holds up well.
I was looking something else up when his death popped up. I hope his wife is doing ok. She's 100.
Born in 1916. Let that soak in for a minute. On to Valhalla, Einar. RIP Mr. Douglas.
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