2.18.2011

guess who?

His birth name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky.

His idol was President Harry S. Truman.

He helped break the Hollywood blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo, a member of the "Hollywood Ten", to write a screenplay for one of his most famous movies. Despite widespread criticism from many in the industry he refused to back down and Trumbo received a screen credit under his own name.

He is an avid user of the Internet and is registered with MySpace.

He speaks German (fluently, but not accent-free) and also French.

He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1984.

He has a famous movie star son and daughter-in-law.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Kirk Douglas. The cleft chin was a dead give-away. You could almost fill it with water and go swimming in it.

Millie Motts said...

Correct!

Scott said...

The movie I most remember him for was The Villain, with a very young, very large Arnold Swarzenegger. Very silly

Millie Motts said...

And while Spartacus was good, I most remember him for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

"Got a whale of a tale to tell you lads, a whale of a tale or two! Bout the flappin' fish and the girl I love, with the moon up above and it's all true, I swear by my tatoo!

There was Harpoon Hannah..."