Whether it's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Lust For Life, Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Vikings or Spartacus, I would rush to the cinema to watch the movie.
This legend passed away at 103 years young on 5 February, 2020. When I was still a teenager in the 1950's, he was already a cult hero on the Silver Screen.
He will always be remembered as the tough guy at the top of the list with stars like John Wayne, Burt Lancaster and Cary Cooper. But what makes this tribute was one song he performed on screen that I can always remember. When I checked YouTube I found the scene from 20,000 Leagues where he rendered a cute number called, A Whale of a Tale, accompanied by The Mellowmen.
Movie: 'The Man Without A Star': Kirk Douglas sings: 'And The Moon Grew Brighter and Brighter'.
It didn't look like it was lip-synced nor were the guitar fingering faked. Anyway he was entertaining, dominated the scene and stole the show. That's Kirk Douglas - always.
Condolences to his family.
You're still my lau-hee-loh (old hero).
R.I.P Mr Kirk Douglas.