UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — American actor Kirk Douglas, who died at the age of 103, bequeathed his entire fortune to charity. This was announced on February 23 by Mirror.
The Hollywood actor has directed almost $ 80 million to his charity fund, whose beneficiaries are the Children’s Center of Kirk and Anna Douglas, Theater named after Kirk Douglas at Culver City and Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
In addition, part of the estate will be sent to St. Lawrence University (New York) for scholarships for students from low-income families.
Thus, his son – actor Michael Douglas – will be left without an inheritance. However, the state of Michael himself is estimated at $ 300 million, so he does not feel the need for money, the newspaper notes.
Kirk Douglas passed away on February 5th. He belonged to the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood and was known for such films as Spartak, Ace in the Sleeve, Detective Story, Evil and Beautiful.
During his career, Kirk Douglas won the Oscars and Golden Globes. In addition, he wrote nine novels and memoirs, was the goodwill ambassador of the US State Department.
In 1973, the directorial debut of Douglas Sr. took place in the film “The Loafer”, shot based on the distant motives of “Treasure Island”.
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