Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies at 103

GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has died aged 103.

He made more than 90 movies in a career that stretched across seven decades.

Films such as "Spartacus" and "The Vikings" made him one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1950s and '60s.

Born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence during Hollywood's "golden age".

A stroke in 1996 at age 80 left Douglas with slurred speech and damaged facial nerves but two weeks later he showed his spirit by attending the Academy Awards ceremony to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

He also continued to take small acting roles through 2008.

Douglas was married twice and had four children, including the actor Michael Douglas.

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