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A Screenwriter Remembers Kirk Douglas

At the beginning of his legendary career, Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, was almost typecast as a well-meaning but ineffectual husband, in “The Strange Love...

Hollywood Icon Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

Hollywood has lost one of the greatest legends of its golden age. Kirk Douglas, star of “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and nearly 100 other...

Douglas, Arkin and Lorre Reveal the Secrets of ‘Kominsky’s’ Success

One of Netflix’s most popular new series is about a pair of 70-something buddies aging in Hollywood, prostate problems and all. In the deft...

Jaglom’s ‘Train’ Ride Into Love and Hatred

One of the more pervasive fantasies of Jewish boys and young men growing up amidst the anti-Semitism of Europe and the United States in...

New book reveals a lifetime of love letters between Kirk Douglas and wife

“If I live to be one hundred, there will still be so many things unsaid,” Kirk Douglas wrote his wife, Anne, in 1958, four...

New book reveals a lifetime of love letters between Kirk Douglas and wife

“If I live to be one hundred, there will still be so many things unsaid,” Kirk Douglas wrote his wife, Anne, in 1958, four...

Three extraordinary lives: Kirk Douglas, Abe Zarem and Max Webb

The rabbis teach that Abraham was the first who had the merit of looking old. Notice the word — “merit.” It was considered, by...

Moving and Shaking: Kirk Douglas birthday, JCC’s ‘One. Healthy. Community.’, and more

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and a shot of vodka during a party in the Sunset Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Dec. 9.

Friends, family to fete Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday

Kirk Douglas — actor, director, producer, author, philanthropist and Torah student — will celebrate his 100th birthday Dec. 9, and there is a special treat in store for the centenarian.

Sharansky’s campus tour with Michael Douglas, talking Israel, anti-Semitism and how to combat BDS

People in the audience at UC Santa Barbara’s Pollack Theater on the evening of Feb. 3 weren’t quite sure what to make of Michael Douglas clapping one hand against the other and then against his leg.

Moving and shaking: ‘Bridging the Divide,’ Project Angel Food, Kirk Douglas and more

“Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race,” a new PBS documentary about the first African-American mayor of Los Angeles, screened Aug. 12 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills during an event organized by the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF).

Kirk Douglas and wife donating $80 million in new gifts

Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, announced plans to donate $80 million in new gifts to an array of charitable causes.

Kirk Douglas’ underground tunnel to the Playboy Mansion is no April Fool’s joke

In recent years, Kirk Douglas has been in the news for having his second and third bar mitzvahs (at ages 83 and 95 respectively), publishing a book of poetry and for his grandson’s brush with anti-Semitism.

My son’s encounter with anti-Jewish hatred

Last summer our family went to southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him.

Kirk Douglas, a poet at 98, gets personal

Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book.

Book Review: Turan’s pick of pics

Film critic Kenneth Turan grew up in Brooklyn in the 1950s in an observant home, which means that he did not often enjoy a Saturday matinee at the Lowe’s Pitkin or the Brandt’s Sutter.

Opposing gay marriage is opposing love

One comes to understand many things after 97 years of life. Here’s one: Sex may fade, but love ... that’s forever.

Fifty years later, Kirk Douglas wins tribute for breaking Hollywood blacklist

Kirk Douglas has achieved much in his 94 years, but asked for his proudest accomplishment the actor cites the breaking of the infamous Hollywood Blacklist.

S.F. film festival to honor Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas will be honored at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this summer. Douglas, 94, is expected to attend the July 23 festival to receive the Freedom of Expression award at a special 50th anniversary showing of “Spartacus.”

When Crystal met Spielberg; A rabbi, a reverend and a pastor walk into a shul

When Billy Crystal met Steven Spielberg at the Oct. 22 Shoah Foundation dinner, the comedian had a beef with the filmmaker.

Kirk Douglas packs 90 years of living into latest book

Kirk Douglas is not done yet, not by a long shot. Just out is his ninth book, \"Let\'s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning.\" It is a mix of reminiscences, anecdotes, tributes to Hollywood luminaries now faded or gone, a critique of America\'s present leadership and somber thoughts on the drug-induced suicide of Eric, the youngest of his four sons.

Kirk Douglas — Bar Mitzvah Boy

The 200-seat chapel at Sinai Temple was crammed with Hollywood luminaries of yesterday and today, when Rabbi David Wolpe called Issur ben Heshel to the Torah for his bar mitzvah reading and speech.

Kirk Douglas’ Greatest Role

\"The Torah is the greatest screenplay ever written,\" Kirk Douglas says. \"Ithas passion, incest, murder, adultery -- really everything.\"

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Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

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