Douglas, Michael

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Name
Douglas, Michael Gender: M
Michael Kirk Douglas
born on 25 September 1944 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place New Brunswick, New Jersey, 40n29, 74w27
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°23' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°36 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°14'



Michael Douglas

Biography

American actor, director and producer, from a noted family as the first son of actor Kirk Douglas. Douglas was awarded an Oscar in 1975 as producer of the year's best picture "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and won another Oscar in 1988 as best actor in "Wall Street."

Kirk and Diana Dill Douglas divorced when Michael was five years old. He and his younger brother, Joel stayed with their mother in Westport, Connecticut where she remarried. His mother remembers Michael as a happy child but after her divorce from his father he displayed behavioral problems. After a reassuring visit to a child psychologist, Michael would grow up in an Ivy League environment attending Choate, a private New England school. He spent school holidays with his father in Hollywood and was raised by his mother and stepfather. He had no interest in drama at school and talked to his mother about becoming something sensible like a lawyer, businessman, or real estate agent.

Upon graduation from Choate, he enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1963. Living the life of a hippie, he roomed in a commune in the hills of Santa Barbara. He loved to race hot rods and bikes, fly glider planes and dive off high places all for the adrenaline rush. In his third year, he reluctantly chose to major in drama because he felt the courses were easier. By taking production jobs like assistant to a cutter, Douglas was able to learn about show business. He went to New York to take more acting lessons and appeared in off-Broadway plays. Returning to Hollywood, he made his debut in "Hail, Hero," 1969 and fell in love with actress Brenda Vaccaro establishing a five-year relationship.

His big break came in the TV series, "Streets of San Francisco." Quitting four years into the series he produced the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," winning five Academy Awards in 1975, including best picture. He followed his success with his many other films including "China Syndrome," " Romancing the Stone" and "War of the Roses." He made a major hit with the picture, "Fatal Attraction" and won his second Oscar as Best Actor in "Wall Street" on 4/11/1988. Douglas continued to play characters that stirred sexual tensions in the movies from "Basic Instinct" to "Disclosure." He is a multimillionaire businessman who owns his own production company, but he will be the first to say that he considers himself lazy, unambitious, and carries the fondest memories of life as a beach bum in the early 60s.

In 1977, Douglas met Georgetown University student Diandra Luker (born 4/16/1956) at a Washington party. He was 32 and she was the 19-year-old daughter of an Austrian diplomat. Unimpressed by his acting career, she fell in love with him. He proposed in nine days and they married six weeks later. The couple's son Cameron was born in 1980. After 18 years of marriage, Diandra filed for divorce in July 1995 for joint custody of their son. The couple had separated and then reunited twice but the philandering of her husband broke up their marriage. The couple owned property in Santa Barbara, Aspen, Manhattan and Majorica, Spain. Diandra, however, became the sole owner of the properties in Santa Barbara, Aspen, and Spain after a $45 million divorce judgment was handed down against Douglas.

In 1992, he entered a Tucson rehab center for alcohol abuse.

By spring 1999, Douglas, 55 admitted to a relationship with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 30 and they vacationed together in June at the same time as his divorce was finalized from a 22-year marriage. On 8/08/00 in Los Angeles, they welcomed their son, Dylan Michael at 7 lb., 7 oz. They married at a $1.5 million extravaganza with 350 guests on 11/18/2000, Manhattan, NY. The couple welcomed their second child, Carys, on April 21, 2003.

Michael's half-brother Eric Douglas was found dead in his apartment on July 6, 2004.

In mid-August 2010 he announced that he has a cancerous throat tumor and will begin treatment.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • child->parent relationship with Douglas, Kirk (born 9 December 1916)

Events

  • Social : Begin a program of study 1963 (Enrolled in college)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1969 (Five years with Brenda Vaccarro)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Directed "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1977 (Diandra Luker)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1980 (Son Cameron born)
  • Misc. : Retain professional help 1993 (Entered a rehab center)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates July 1995 (From Diandra, 22 years)
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  • Crime : Law suit 6 August 1998 (Caddie sues him for groin injuries caused during golf game)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1999 (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 August 2000 at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles, CA (Son Dylan Michael born)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 18 November 2000 (Zeta-Jones)
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  • Death of Sibling 6 July 2004 (half-brother Eric found dead)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis August 2010 (Throat cancer)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher.

Sy Scholfield notes same data in his father's autobiography: "The Ragman's Son" by Kirk Douglas (Pocket, 1990), p. 106: "When I called the hospital, I found out that my son had been born at 10:30 a.m. on September 25, 1944."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Malignant tumor in his throat)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad)
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive (Close family of birth)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First born)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (When he was five)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (One brother, two half brothers)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Brenda Vacarro five years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Diandra, 22 years, divorce)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Zeta-Jones 25 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (Married six weeks after meeting Diandra)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis ($45 million divorce setttlement)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Streets of San Francisco" four years)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Owns production company)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Actor and Director)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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