The ragman's son: an autobiography

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 15, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 510 pages
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Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, the son of an illiterate immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker and junkman, Kirk Douglas makes clear in this powerful, angry, and passionate book the ways in which his difficult childhood dominated his life as an actor, father, and man. 16 pages of photographs.

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Lots of facts I didn't know about Kirk Douglas until I read the book. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Kirk Douglas has been a Hollywood legend for more than half a century. His eighty-three films include "The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Lust for Life. "In addition, his company, Bryna, has produced such classics as "Spartacus, " Douglas has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the President, as well as numerous other awards and honors. Currently he serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the State Department and the Legion de Honneur in France. The father of four sons, and grandfather of five, he lives with his wife, Anne, in Beverly Hills.

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