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Rest in Peace Kirk Douglas.
You were 103 Years old and one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age.  ajb007/martini
"I'm Spartacus"

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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Too many obituaries are headlined "Kirk Douglas, actor and father of Michael Douglas."  No disrespect to MD, Kirk's career was legendary.  RIP.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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RIP Kirk Douglas.

Was he the last of the great movie stars of the mid 20th century? I'm struggling to think of others that are still alive from that 1950s golden age.

I'm also realising that I haven't seen nearly enough of his films. I think of his 80 or so films, all I've seen are Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Gunfight at the OK Corral and The Heroes of Telemark.

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I will not join in any tribute to Kirk Douglas. Google his name and Natalie Wood.

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Westward_Drift wrote:

I will not join in any tribute to Kirk Douglas. Google his name and Natalie Wood.

Aren’t you thinking of Robert Wagner? (allegedly)

RIP Kirk, the last of the Hollywood Golden age.

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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Today I remember his great movies, such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory. He's also the only golden age Hollywood star who made two films in my home country. The only big star from that era I know is still with us is Olivia de Havilland.

A comment on Westward Drift's post: Even if the alligations against Kirk Douglas are true it doesn't wipe his great accomplisments as an actor. I'm reminded of the author Knut Hamsund who supported Hitler (to some degree at least), but many still honour his great novels.

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Musician (composer, arranger, pianist, keyboardist, synth programmer) and overall renaissance man Lyle Mays has passed away at the age of 66. He wasn't a well-known name, but his music meant a lot to me. He was best known for his contributions to the Pat Metheny Group.

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Matt S wrote:

Musician (composer, arranger, pianist, keyboardist, synth programmer) and overall renaissance man Lyle Mays has passed away at the age of 66. He wasn't a well-known name, but his music meant a lot to me. He was best known for his contributions to the Pat Metheny Group.

I found out about Lyle's passing yesterday. I too was a big fan of his music, both as part of the Pat Metheny Group as well as his solo projects (Street Dreams is one of my favorite albums). I was lucky enough to see him perform in person on two occasions with the PMG (I even got to sit right near his keyboard setup for The Way Up show at the Orpheum in Boston, MA) and got to say hi and what a fan I was before the show. I always kept hoping for a PMG reunion with Pat, Lyle and Steve Rodby. Sadly, that will never happen now. He was an amazing talent and an even more amazing person with a diverse set of skills and interests and seemed like a genuinely nice person. RIP.