Golden Globe Moment: Kirk Douglas and Wife Anne, 1976

by Elisa Leonelli November 6, 2018
Kirk Douglas, Golden Globe winner

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Kirk Douglas arrives at the 33rd Golden Globes with his German-born wife Anne, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Saturday, January 24, 1976. They met in Paris, married in 1954 and are still together, at age 101 and 99.  Douglas won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama for portraying painter Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life, directed by Vincente Minnelli, and received the Cecil B. deMille award in 1968. In 1976 he presented a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama to Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Kirk Douglas had bought the rights to the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey and turned it into a Broadway play starring himself. His son Michael Douglas produced the movie, winner of six Golden Globes.