He is Spartacus!
Kirk Douglas, a he-man of Hollywood’s Golden Age, star of “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and “The Vikings,” turns 100 on Friday.
The actor, who shot to stardom in the ’50s with films like “Ace in the Hole,” “Ulysses” and “The Bad and the Beautiful,” is expected to celebrate with wife Anne, 97, who he recently credited for his longevity. “I was lucky enough to find my soul mate 63 years ago, and I believe our wonderful marriage and our nightly ‘golden hour’ chats have helped me survive all things,” the centenarian told Closer magazine recently.
A big Beverly Hills party is in the works, too — according to reports, joining family members like Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, a who’s who of the movie industry will reportedly attend, including Steven Spielberg, Don Rickles and DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg, to name a few.
Douglas will also be giving fans a gift of their own, with the announcement that his 12th book is in the works, which has been written with Anne, says Deadline. In it, they talk about their courtship and marriage and tell tales about the likes of Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck and Lucille Ball. The book, “Kirk and Anne,” doesn’t come out until May. (With TNS)