Kirk Douglas, the son of Jewish Russian immigrants who rose through the ranks to become one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever stars in “Spartacus,” and dozens of other films, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son Michael said in a statement on his Instagram account.
“Israel mourns the loss of Kirk Douglas, a legendary actor, a proud Jew and a great friend of the Jewish state,” said a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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