(AP) Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103.
FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Kirk Douglas looks on in Los Angeles during a party celebrating his 100th birthday. Douglas celebrated his 101st birthday on Dec. 9, and appeared to a standing ovation at the Golden Globes in January for a tribute. The YourAction News3 site, which said he died of natural causes, has reported death hoaxes before. The “Lust for Life” and “Spartacus” star is the father of actor Michael Douglas and one of the last living legends of Hollywood’s golden age. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Douglas was nominated three times for Oscars _ for "Champion," "The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Lust for Life."
He later received an honorary award for "50 years as a creative and moral force" in the movie industry.
His son Michael won Oscars as a producer for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and as an actor for “Wall Street.”
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