Actor Kirk Douglas dies at the age of 103
Douglas, best known for his role in ‘Spartacus’, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor three times. He received an honorary Oscar in 1996.
Kirk Douglas, who passed away earlier this month at age 103, chose charity over his son Michael when deciding how to divide up his $61 million fortune.
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Douglas wanted $50 million to be given away to various charities through the Douglas Foundation, according to the Mirror. Among those getting a bequest is a scholarship program at his alma mater St. Lawrence University, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Michael Douglas, a famous actor in his own right who has been estimated to be worth $300 million, is not one of the beneficiaries, the Mirror reports.
"To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to," the younger Douglas wrote after his father's death on Feb. 5.
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