Kirk Douglas to Receive Publicists' Lifetime Achievement Award

Kirk Douglas
Joe Pugliese

On June 26, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video will release a DVD boxed set of three of Douglas' finest films: 1950's Young Man With a Horn, 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful and 1956's Lust for Life. A portion of proceeds will go to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Home, which he and Anne Douglas, his wife of 58 years, have long supported.

Kirk Douglas will receive the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its 50th Annual Awards Luncheon, Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“No other actor personifies the term ‘iconic movie star’ more than Kirk Douglas,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger.

Douglas, 96, has starred in more than 80 feature films and TV shows, and has received three Oscar nominations for Best Actor for Champion (1950), The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) and Lust for Life (1957). The Motion Picture Academy presented him with a special Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1996.

His additional credits include Young Man with a Horn, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave, The List of Adrian Messenger, Seven Days in May, Cast a Giant Shadow and Is Paris Burning?