Iconic actor and Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas's career spanned decades and left an indelible mark on the film industry and beyond. The star of classic movies ranging from "Spartacus" to "Lust for Life," Douglas won an Academy Award for lifetime achievement and was the recipient of both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts, as well numerous other accolades along the way. No stranger to controversy, Douglas played a key role in dissolving the so-called 'Hollywood blacklist' during the McCarthy era in the 1950s, and continues to remain active in humanitarian causes.
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