Family and friends are sending out birthday wishes to legendary actor Kirk Douglas, who turned 102 on December 9, 2018.
The actor began his career by first attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He did a few minor parts in stage roles before joining the Army in 1941 and heading off to war. When he returned he still held onto the acting bug and was cast in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers in 1946.
Since that first film, Douglas has amassed nearly 100 acting credits and 30 producing credits.
His daughter-in-law Cathrine Zeta-Jones, who is married to his son Michael Douglas sent out a tribute on Instagram.
Other tributes and well wishes followed on Twitter.
— IMDb (@IMDb) December 9, 2018
Kirk Douglas is 102 years old today!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/agC41JYPon
— Tiffany Vazquez 💅🏾 (@filmiliarface) December 9, 2018
Kirk Douglas, born on this date December 9 in 1916, is 102 today. Happy birthday, Kirk Douglas. Photo by Photofest: Kirk Douglas near his residence in Los Angeles, circa 1950. pic.twitter.com/a8Bw6IPpn3
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 9, 2018
To the legend #KirkDouglas a very happy 102nd birthday! One of the last of the Hollywood Golden Era and a wealth of amazing screen credits. Van Gogh, Doc Holliday, Dr Jekyll & the one & only Spartacus, he played them all with weight and meaning. #icon #oneshotgotts #andygotts pic.twitter.com/82qf72BYwQ
— Andy Gotts (@DrGotts) December 9, 2018
Happy Birthday to Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, 102 today!
“Life is like a B-picture script! It's that corny. If I had my life story offered to me to film, I'd turn it down.” pic.twitter.com/RTYz0xYlnP
— Marshall Julius🎄 (@MarshallJulius) December 9, 2018
— ildentone (@ildentone) December 9, 2018
Wishing a wonderful 102nd birthday to Kirk Douglas! pic.twitter.com/1adzjtZMJH
— TCM (@tcm) December 9, 2018
— David Wild (@Wildaboutmusic) December 9, 2018
On his 102nd birthday, wish someone would upload TV 'Scene by Scene' interview I did with Kirk Douglas. We talked through 10 scenes in his work. He said it was best interview he had ever done. pic.twitter.com/6YZdKMwgKZ
— mark cousins (@markcousinsfilm) December 9, 2018
Happy birthday Kirk Douglas!