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Anne Douglas, Widow of Kirk Douglas, Has Sadly Died at 102

We are very sad to report that Anne Douglas has died at the age of 102, according to THR.

Douglas was a film publicist who married actor Kirk Douglas in 1954 and they were together until his death last year at the age of 103.

Anne and Kirk had two children together, sons Peter and Eric, who were born in 1955 and 1958, respectively. He also had two children from his previous marriage to Diana Dill, sons Michael and Joel.

One of the most famous stories involving Kirk and Anne was when she refused to allow him to fly on a private plane from Palm Springs to New York with director Michael Todd back in 1958. He was reportedly furious and said he wasn’t going on the trip if he couldn’t fly on the plane. While driving back to Los Angeles together, they heard on the radio that the plane crashed and everyone on board had died.

Anne wrote in their book, “I don’t know what came over me, but I had a strange feeling. Absolutely not, Kirk. I don’t want you on that plane. You can fly commercial and meet him there.”

Kirk told Anne after they heard the news, “Darling, you saved my life. I will always trust your intuition from now on.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Anne‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Kirk Douglas' Widow Anne Douglas Celebrates 101st Birthday Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Anne Douglas celebrated her 101st birthday with a drive-by celebration in Los Angeles on Thursday (April 23).

Cameron Douglas shared a video of Kirk Douglas‘s widow’s party as they drove by her home with a lot of other people to show their love.

The 41-year-old son of Michael Douglas shared the video to his Instagram Stories, saying that “Here we are, coming to Anne’s 101st birthday. First birthday without Pappy. Now we’re going to stay with it as we go through this amazing procession.”

He continued, “Now, we’ve been in line for about 20 or 30 minutes. I’d wait 20 or 30 hours to say happy birthday to Anne and here we go.”

As they approached a mask wearing Anne, Cameron delivered a bouquet of flowers to her.

“Happy Birthday Oma 🥂 Here’s to 101 years of Love, Light and Guidance! We Love you!” Cameron added in an additional Instagram.

Anne‘s husband Kirk passed away earlier this year at 103.

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Kirk Douglas Gives Majority of $61 Million Fortune to Charity, Left Nothing to Son Michael

Details from Kirk Douglas‘ will have been released.

It is being reported that the late actor left the majority of his $61 million fortune to charity, according to The Mirror.

Kirk wanted $50 million given away through the Douglas Foundation to beneficiaries including St Lawrence University, Westwood’s Sinai Temple, Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

It is all being reported that Kirk‘s son Michael Douglas will not be receiving any of his father’s fortune.

According to the site, Michael is worth roughly $300 million, so it’s not as if he exactly needed any money.

Michael announced the death of his father at the age of 103 on February 5th.

Find out how Tom Hanks honored Kirk Douglas at the 2020 Academy Awards earlier this month.

Tom Hanks Yells 'I Am Spartacus' To Honor Kirk Douglas at Oscars 2020

Tom Hanks honored Kirk Douglas on stage after presenting at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

While heading off stage, the 63-year-old actor, who spoke about the upcoming The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, had a moment where he yelled “I Am Spartacus”.

The reference was in honor of Kirk Douglas, who passed away earlier in the week at age 103.

Kirk starred in the 1960 film, Spartacus, as the title character. While he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for the role, the film did go on to win four Oscars.

Tom, who announced that the museum will be open on December 14, 2020, is also pictured below chatting with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Kirk Douglas Once Saved Her From Drowning

Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about the time Kirk Douglas saved her life when she was a child.

The 61-year-old Knives Out actress posted a tribute to Kirk after his death this week.

“Kirk and Anne were important to BOTH my parents,” Jamie wrote on her Instagram account. “I just remembered this morning that Kirk saved my life when I rode my tricycle into the pool at a party and he dove in and brought me up from the bottom, still peddling. I was in school with their son, Eric who they lost in 2004. Tony lost his son, Nicholas in 1994. Families tied together in life and success and loss and struggle, past and present. Kirk is an example for us ALL. COURAGE. INTEGRITY. GENEROSITY.”

“Their foundation link is in my website. See the work that they did for others. The playgrounds they built. Join them and me and honoring his legacy,” she added.

Kirk was laid to rest on Friday in a private funeral attended by family members Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and more.

Kirk Douglas Laid To Rest in Los Angeles Today

Kirk Douglas has been laid to rest during a private funeral this afternoon (February 7) in Los Angeles.

It was revealed by his son Michael that the legendary actor passed away earlier this week at 103.

People reports that the private event happened at the Westwood Village Memorial Park with his family – wife Anne, son Michael, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, and his son Cameron, attending the service.

Director Steven Spielberg was also seen at the funeral, among many others.

“Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet,” Michael shared in his statement about Kirk‘s passing. “Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.”

Catherine shared a sweet message on social media following Kirk‘s passing.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Remembers Late Father-In-Law Kirk Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones is remembering Kirk Douglas.

The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram on Wednesday (February 5) to pay tribute to her late father-in-law after his death.

“To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…” Catherine wrote.

Catherine‘s husband Michael Douglas confirmed earlier that day that Kirk had died at the age of 103.

Kirk is survived by his wife, Anne Buydens, and three sons: Michael, Joel, and Peter.

Our thoughts are with Kirk Douglas‘ loved ones during this time.

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