Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th surrounded by his gorgeous family

Son Michael Douglas and daughter-in-law Catherine zeta-Jones celebrate with Kirk Douglas. Source: YouTube/Wochit

Kirk Douglas hd his nearest and dearest with him to celebrate his 100th birthday, including actor son Michael Douglas and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The veteran actor marked his landmark birthday in style on Friday night in the US, reportedly entering the room to the Rocky movie theme music to a crowd at the Beverley Hills Hotel.

His wife of 62 years, Anne, as well as movie star Don Rickles and directors Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg were among the 100-plus guests.

Nor has he lost his sense of humour- the 100-year-old screen legend said he’d told his doctor that if he made it to 100, he’d celebrate with a large vodka, which he did, in a very big martini glass.

Michael told the gathering that his father had lived an incredible life so far.

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“After all he accomplished in his professional career and what he’s given for his country, at the point in his life where he’s faced adversity, losing a son, having a helicopter crash, having a stroke, and what he’s accomplished in this third act in his life, I find quite extraordinary,” he said, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper.

Douglas himself laughed off the praise though, saying that Michael had been picked as party organiser because “my three boys got together and they took a vote and they decided that Michael would be the host because, after all, he has the most money”.

Actress Catherine looked gorgeous in a blue-and-black strapless gown on the evening. the previous night she wore a stunning sapphire-blue dress for the Vision of Legacy Gala, held by the Los Angeles Mission, where she was handed the Anne Douglas Award, named in honour of her mother-in-law Anne.

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Kirk and Anne Douglas were also in attendance for the charity, clearly showing that even at a grand old age, two nights out in a row isn’t too much for them. 

Would you want to celebrate your 100th birthday with a big party? Or would you rather a more low-key event, or to go to a place that’s special to you and your family?