Over the course of a career which spanned more than six decades, Kirk Douglas has appeared in all manner of productions, but it was his friend Lauren Bacall, who he met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, who helped him to get his first feature-film role in THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS. Douglas' popularity would soar just a few years later with his starring role in CHAMPION as boxer Midge Kelly, which earned Douglas his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Douglas would go on to appear in films such as ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE, DETECTIVE STORY,...
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