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1). Kirk Douglas, age 100. The star of 1960’s “Spartacus” and the father of actor Michael Douglas is still very much around. Even though his last role was in 2008, he’s been known to rub elbows with today’s stars on his birthday and other special occasions. He’s also got plenty to say about his age.
“I never, ever thought I would live to be 100. That’s shocked me, really. And it’s sad, too,” he said to The Guardian earlier this year from his home in Beverly Hills, California, where he lives with his wife of over 60 years.
He explained that he’s lost many friends who were also classic film stars. “I miss Burt Lancaster — we fought a lot, and I miss him a lot. And John Wayne, even though he was a Republican and I was a Democrat,” Douglas said.
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The actor moves about with a walker and still recalls his Hollywood heyday, such as when he famously broke the Hollywood blacklist of the ’50s by hiring screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to work on “Spartacus.”
His son, Michael Douglas (the star of such movies as “Wall Street” and “Ant-Man”), also reportedly makes sure to visit and stay in the guest house of his father’s home at least a few days each month. (go to page 3 to continue reading)[lz_pagination]