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Anna Kournikova still hasn't met boyfriend Enrique Iglesias' dad after 12 years of dating

Anna Kournikova still hasn't met boyfriend Enrique Iglesias' dad after 12 years of dating

April 1 (UPI) -- Tennis star Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias have been dating for over twelve years ... and she still hasn't met his father, Julio Iglesias.
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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Eleanor Parker, 'Sound of Music' actress dies at 91

Eleanor Parker, 'Sound of Music' actress dies at 91

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Eleanor Parker, a three-time Oscar nominee who is best known for her role as the Baroness in "The Sound of Music" died Monday at the age of 91.
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Kirk Douglas donates $20M to entertainment industry charity

Kirk Douglas donates $20M to entertainment industry charity

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Film star Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, have donated $20 million to Hollywood's Motion Picture & Television Fund, MPTF chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg said.

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Leo, Bale win Supporting Oscars

Leo, Bale win Supporting Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Melissa Leo and Christian Bale, who play mother and son in "The Fighter," won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Actor in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has named "Vertigo" the best movie in the mystery genre and "The Godfather" the best gangster picture in a new television special.
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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Michael Douglas' son to stand trial

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas' 28-year-old son Cameron will stand trial on cocaine possession charges stemming from a July arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif., TMZ.com said.

Beatty gets AFI lifetime achievement nod

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institutes's Board of Trustees announced Thursday it plans to honor Warren Beatty with its 36th AFI Life Achievement Award.

Writer-director-producer Shavelson dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Melville Shavelson, an entertainment industry triple-threat as a writer, director and producer, died of natural causes in his California home at age 90.
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Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne arrive for the taping of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards honoring Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California on June 11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch or И́сер Даниело́вич; December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. He is the father of Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas and is #17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Douglas was born in Amsterdam, New York as Issur Herschelovich Danielovitch, to Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel) and Herschel "Harry" Demsky, a businessman. Douglas's parents, originally surnamed Danielovitch, were Jewish immigrants from Gomel, Belarus. His father's brother, who emigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States. In addition to their surname, his parents also changed their given names in the American manner, to Harry and Bertha. Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky, although he never legally changed his name.

Coming from a poor family, as a boy, Douglas sold snacks to mill workers to earn enough to buy milk and bread. Later, he delivered newspapers and claims to have worked at more than forty jobs before becoming an actor. He found living in a family of six sisters to be stifling, "I was dying to get out. In a sense, it lit a fire under me." During high school, he acted in school plays, and discovered "The one thing in my life that I always knew, that was always constant, was that I wanted to be an actor."

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