Through poetry, Kirk Douglas reflects on 'Life'

December 1, 2014 9:16 PM

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Through poetry, Kirk Douglas reflects on 'Life'

BEVERLY HILLS — With almost 100 film credits to his name, Kirk Douglas recently caught sight himself on television in a movie he couldn't place. "I said, 'What picture was that?' I kept looking. … Then the camera came up for a close-up, and it was (his son) Michael!" the legendary star says with a chuckle, that famous cleft marking a face known to all since he hit the ring in 1949's Champion.

Douglas, who turns 98 on Dec. 9, sits in his home in Beverly Hills, just a few blocks from the infamous watering hole the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's charming as ever and dressed in blue, long white hair neatly tied behind his head, hands folded neatly around a copy of Life Could Be Verse, a new colle...

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