Kirk Douglas

1916 - 2020

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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and writer. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kirk Douglas has received more than 22,094,777 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Kirk Douglas is the 18th most popular actor (up from 34th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from United States (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Actor.

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  • 22M

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  • 83.90

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  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.79

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  • 4.67

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Among actors, Kirk Douglas ranks 18 out of 10,030. Before him are Anthony Hopkins, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Morgan Freeman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. After him are Marlene Dietrich, Jack Nicholson, James Stewart, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, and Jackie Chan.

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Among people born in 1916, Kirk Douglas ranks 1After him are François Mitterrand, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, Elena Ceaușescu, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Harold Wilson, Aldo Moro, and Hans Eysenck. Among people deceased in 2020, Kirk Douglas ranks 4Before him are Ennio Morricone, Sean Connery, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are Diego Maradona, Max von Sydow, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Olivia de Havilland, Albert Uderzo, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Ian Holm, and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kirk Douglas ranks 54 out of 15,968. Before him are Maria Callas (1923), Morgan Freeman (1937), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Richard Nixon (1913), Al Capone (1899), and Louis Armstrong (1901). After him are Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), and Robert Frost (1874).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kirk Douglas ranks 10Before him are Clint Eastwood (1930), Al Pacino (1940), Cher (1946), Marlon Brando (1924), Robert De Niro (1943), and Morgan Freeman (1937). After him are Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Judy Garland (1922), Danny DeVito (1944), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Patrick Swayze (1952).

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