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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:06 PM

Anne Douglas, Widow of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102

Source: Hollywood Reporter

by Mike Barnes

She was a location scout for John Huston, a publicist at Cannes and president of her husband's production company.
Anne Douglas, a film publicist who first met Kirk Douglas on the Paris set of Act of Love in 1953 and married him a year later, died Thursday. She was 102.

Anne Douglas, a film publicist who first met Kirk Douglas on the Paris set of Act of Love in 1953 and married him a year later, died Thursday. She was 102.

Douglas died at the longtime Beverly Hills home she shared with the legendary actor. He died Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103.

She worked for director John Huston as a location scout and assistant on Moulin Rouge (1952), then began a three-year stint in 1953 as head of protocol at the Cannes Film Festival, scheduling parties and making sure they were filled with celebrities and media.

Kirk was divorced from actress Diana Dill and secretly engaged to Italian actress Pier Angeli and Anne was married to a Belgian, Albert Buydens, when they met. He offered her a job as her assistant, and she immediately turned him down.She was a location scout for John Huston, a publicist at Cannes and president of her husband's production company.




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She kept him off the plane crash that killed Michael Todd over her gut feeling.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:18 PM

1. What a wonderful story.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:19 PM

2. Lovely pic

She was Michael’s stepmother

Interesting tidbit I learned at Wiki : the rights to the movie One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest were acquired by Kirk Douglas, and passed to Michael who was one of the producers

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:11 PM

3. Aw, she just had a birthday.

I saw a post recently from Catherine wishing her mother-in-law a happy birthday.

May she Rest In Peace.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:52 PM

4. Isn't it odd how some couples live to be the same age.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are the first to come to mind but there are tons of others that I constantly run across.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:07 PM

5. ...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:36 AM

6. Both lived to be over 100

Good genetics, or clean living?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:52 PM

7. Money? Nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #7)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:36 AM

8. Can't buy you love,

Or make you immortal.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #8)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:48 AM

9. But it gets you the best healthcare

And environment. Not to mention more time to focus on health

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Response to Bayard (Reply #8)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:49 AM

10. Never underestimate the power or reach of money. NT

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