Friday, February 5, 2010

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, Actor and film producer. Known for his cleft chin and his gravelly voice. He is the father of actor and producer Michael Douglas.

Douglas made 7 films with Burt Lancaster, I Walk Alone (1948), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), The Devil's Disciple (1959), The List of Adrian Messenger, Seven Days in May (1964), Victory at Entebbe (1976) and Tough Guys (1986). Douglas was always second-billed under Lancaster in these films but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, in which Douglas played a villain. Both actors arrived in Hollywood at the same time. They both became actor-producers who wanted independent Hollywood careers.

In 1984, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

List of Kirk Douglas, Westerns.

The Villain (1979)
A Gunfight (1971)
There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
The War Wagon (1967)
The Way West (1967)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
The Last Sunset (1961)
Strangers When We Meet(1960)
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Indian Fighter (1955)
Man Without a Star (1955)
The Big Sky (1952)
The Big Trees (1952)
Along the Great Divide (1951)


Paul 2 said...

Dawn , The Fury Is Not a western. It's a para- psych Horror flick, with a great score by John Williams. Staring Amy Irving, and Andrew Stevens among others. BTW Lonely Are The Brave, is Kirk and Michaels favorite film. About the billing days in May Kirk was the productor and was to play The General (which Burt played ) Kirk gave him the part because he wanted him in the film. And the billing too.

Dawn said...

Paul, Thank you for the info.

monty said...

Hey Dawn,

I didn't know you had a blog devoted to westerns. Count me in. Impressive page you have done so far by yourself.

Dawn said...

Welcome Monty, I sent you an invite. :)

Paul has helped me with triva. :)