Kirk Douglas: A look back at his rich family life

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Kirk Douglas wasn't just an award-winning actor, he was also a family man.

Douglas, who died at the age of 103 on Wednesday, was father to four children: Michael, 75, Joel, 73, Peter, 64 and Eric, who passed away at the age of 46 from a drug overdose.

Douglas was married twice -- once to actress Diana Douglas and again to Anne Buydens, to whom he was married when he died. They've been together for 65 years.

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Let's take a look back at the "Spartacus" star's rich family life.

1943

Kirk Douglas, star of such screen hits as "Champion" and Diana Douglas circa 1950.

Kirk Douglas, star of such screen hits as "Champion" and Diana Douglas circa 1950.

According to The Royal Gazette, Douglas met a woman named Diana Dill while they studying acting together. In 1943, she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine and Douglas insisted to his friends that he'd marry her. Just months later, the two wed. Kirk and Diana divorced in 1951.

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1944

Kirk Douglas with his son Michael, who would also go on to become a legendary actor. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas with his son Michael, who would also go on to become a legendary actor. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

In 1944, Kirk and Diana welcomed their first child, Michael. Now 75, Michael is also a well-revered, award-winning actor.

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1947

Kirk Douglas with sons Joel (left) and Michael (right). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas with sons Joel (left) and Michael (right). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Kirk and Diana welcomed a second child, Joel, in 1947. Joel also went into show business, but he worked behind the scenes as a producer rather than in front of the camera.

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1954

Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens. (Getty)

Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens. (Getty)

After Kirk's 1951 divorce from Diana, he eventually met Anne Buydens. According to Town & Country, the two were introduced by a mutual friend, but she turned down his initial romantic advances. The relationship remained platonic for a time, but one thing lead to another, and the pair married in 1954 and remained married until his death.

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1955

Kirk Douglas with his son Peter. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas with his son Peter. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

In the year following their marriage, Kirk and Anne welcomed a baby boy, Peter. Peter would follow in Joel's footsteps and work as a producer in Hollywood, earning an Emmy Award.

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1958

Kirk Douglas, Anne Buydens and their son Eric. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas, Anne Buydens and their son Eric. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kirk's fourth child, Eric, was born in 1958. Eric followed his father's career more closely, opting to appear in films and television. Tragically, Eric passed away in 2004 of an accidental drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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1960

Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the premiere of "Spartacus." (Getty)

Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the premiere of "Spartacus." (Getty)

Perhaps one of Kirk's most famous roles was the titular character in "Spartacus," which was released in 1960. Kirk and Anne enjoyed a date night at the premiere.

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1967

Kirk Douglas his wife Anne and their two children Eric and Peter in Monaco in 1967. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP via Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas his wife Anne and their two children Eric and Peter in Monaco in 1967. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP via Getty Images)

Ever the family man, Kirk was able to get away from Hollywood for a trip to Monaco in1967. He was accompanied by Anne, Peter and Eric.

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1978

Left to right: Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Left to right: Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

In 1978, one of Kirk's grandchildren, Cameron, was born. Like his father Michael and his grandfather, Cameron would go on to become an actor.

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1980s-90s

Actor Kirk Douglas with his four sons. (Photo by Ann Clifford/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Actor Kirk Douglas with his four sons. (Photo by Ann Clifford/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Douglas and his four children were kept busy within the film industry but still managed to find time for one another.

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2001

From left to right: Kirk Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Buydens and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison via Getty)

From left to right: Kirk Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Buydens and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison via Getty)

After the end of Kirk's son Michael's first marriage, he eventually met actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who he married in 2000.

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2003

2003 was a special year for the Douglas family, as the film "It Runs in the Family" was released. The film starred Kirk, Michael and Cameron, as well as Kirk's ex-wife Diana. Additionally, Joel worked as a producer on the film.

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2018

Right: Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Goolden Globe Awards. Left: Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kirk Douglas at Michael's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. (Getty)

Right: Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Goolden Globe Awards. Left: Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kirk Douglas at Michael's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. (Getty)

In 2018, Kirk took the stage at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards to present an award with daughter-in-law Zeta-Jones, 50. He also joined her, Michael and Cameron at Michael's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.

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2019

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In December of 2019, Kirk hit 103 years old. Making his final birthday extra special was the announcement that Michael had received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in "The Kominsky Method." Michael posted a photo to Instagram to wish his father a happy birthday and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association "for making my Dad proud."