7 Reasons Why Kirk Douglas Was One of the Most Admired People in Hollywood

Kirk Douglas
Actor Kirk Douglas, center, gets a kiss from his son Michael Douglas, left, and Michael's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones during his 100th birthday party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday, Dec. 9. 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP), APTOPIX

One of the last remaining actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Kirk Douglas, may have passed away but his charisma and charm will always be alive in our hearts. The 103-year-old legend was also a producer, author, director, and a soldier, serving as an inspiration to millions of fans across the globe.

Vibesdiary Blog would like to list why Kirk Douglas was so loved and why he will always be admired as a true icon.

1. Kirk Douglas never hesitated to work hard.

CHAMPION, Kirk Douglas, 1949

Born into a poor Jewish family, Kirk’s early life was full of struggles. Before becoming one of Hollywood’s most recognized faces, Kirk used to sell snacks for a living. He also served in the US Navy for 2 years and fought in World War II. After returning, he gave his love for acting a chance and did stage shows and commercials before landing his first big role.


Kirk Douglas always said what he meant.

Kirk Douglas

They say fame changes people but that saying doesn’t apply to Kirk. He was raw when it came to expressing his emotions and he became famous after that. In fact, in his autobiography, The Ragman’s Son, Kirk described himself as “the most disliked actor” which is obviously not true but his sense of humor and rawness have a separate fan base of their own.

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