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Kirk Douglas hoists his Freedom of Expression Award
Kirk speaks after receiving this year's Jewish Film Festival's Freedom of Expression Award
Ann Sothern and Kirk in "A Letter to Three Wives" (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, dir., 1949)
Kirk starred in "Spartacus" (Stanley Kubrick, dir., 1960). The movie was screened after the SFJFF honored Douglas.
The actor is an impressive 94, with sufficient amount of white hair to remind you of one of his dominant physical features in his prime years. He wore an ivory silk jacket, dark open-necked shirt and sneakers.
During his honor in the theater, he never lost sight of his audience. Walking up a short flight of stairs to the stage, unassisted, he turned around to face them. Exiting by a side door, he put both hands to his mouth and offered a kiss to the audience in the midst of a standing ovation.
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