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Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Birth name: Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: December 9th, 1916
Place of birth: Amsterdam, New York
Notable works: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Tales from the Crypt
1st Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973)

Kirk Douglas is an American film actor of Russian-Jewish descent. He was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky in Amsterdam, New York on December 9th, 1916. He was most active during the heyday of Silver Screen era Hollywood and was a dominant presence during the 1950s and 60s. He is best known for having a veritable ass crack for a chin. Sci-fi fans know him best as Ned Land in Disney's 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Mainstream audiences remember him fondly for his memorable role as the eponymous hero Spartacus in the film of the same name directed by Shining director Stanley Kubrick.

Kirk Douglas' contributions to the horror genre began in 1973 when he took on the dual role of Doctor Henry Jekyll and his misanthropic alter ego, Edward Hyde in the television film version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

In 1991, Kirk Douglas played General Kalthrob in the "Yellow" episode of the HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt. Douglas' son, Eric Douglas, co-starred with him in the episode and played his character's son in the episode as well.

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