Kirk Douglas, a living legend at age 100, has distinguished himself as an actor, producer, philanthropist, and author. His numerous recognitions for achievements both on and off screen include an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and France's Legion of Honor. Over a career spanning seventy years, he starred in some eighty films, including Paths of Glory, Lust for Life, and Spartacus.
Anne Buydens Douglas has shared her life with Kirk Douglas for sixty-two years. After World War II, which she survived in occupied Paris, Anne built a career in the film industry as a publicist. She met Kirk Douglas during the making of Act of Love (1953) and they married soon after. Anne would become his closest advisor and eventually take the reins as president of their independent production company, Brynna Productions. Kirk and Anne live in Los Angeles, CA.