AFI Remembers Cinema Legend Kirk Douglas – American Film Institute


AFI Remembers Cinema Legend Kirk Douglas

We join movie-lovers around the world in mourning the loss of a true cinema legend. Kirk Douglas was larger-than-life – with a legacy that includes towering onscreen performances and heroism offscreen during the dark days of the Hollywood blacklist. The American Film Institute was honored to celebrate these contributions at the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991 – but his enduring legacy will be his creation of an endowed Fellowship at the AFI Conservatory, ensuring that his impact on the art form will live forever.

-Bob Gazzale, President & CEO


Watch Kirk Douglas accept the AFI Life Achievement Award:

Comments (2)


Excellent and inspiring!!
Mr. Douglas was a icon to be sure.
May he RIP

Michael E. Peterson

I remember when I was a young kid and my parents brought me to, not Chavez Ravine (and the Dodgers), but to the Pacific Pantages in viewing “Spartacus,” not once but two, or even three times (I forget: the memories of far off long ago throws me!); before the movies’ general release. We had dinner at Michelli’s Italian Restaurant, and I got to view, again, Bert Wheeller’s Magic Shop: one of a number of “must sees” on Hollywood Blvd in the early sixties.

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