Kirk Douglas, Hollywood actor and father of Michael Douglas was born on 9 December 1916. Kirk Douglas rose to prominence during Hollywood's "golden age", earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film Champion. Douglas was himself nominated for an Oscar three times - for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956). Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Here's Kirk Douglas Biography and Profile.