Kirk Douglas votes for Hillary Clinton


Actor Kirk Douglas, who was born nearly 100 years ago — before American women had the right to vote – cast his ballot by mail for Hillary Clinton, the first major party female contender, he revealed on election day.

The Nordic-looking hero of 87 movies was born Dec. 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, NY as Issur Danielovitch, the son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish immigrant, who supported his family of six daughters and one son as a rag picker and junkman.

The 19th amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex, was ratified Aug. 18, 1920, when Douglas was three years old.

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