I Am Spartacus!

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I Am Spartacus!

Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

By Kirk Douglas

Open Road Media, Paperback, 9781453254806, 220pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

About the Author
Kirk Douglas is a renowned actor whose work on and off the screen has been rewarded by three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Medal of Freedom.Through his production company, Bryna, Douglas has produced acclaimed films such as "The Vikings, Lonely Are the Brave, Paths of Glory," and "Seven Days in May. "He haspenned ten novels and memoirs, including "The Ragman s Son "(1988). His 1960 epic, "Spartacus, "based on the Howard Fast novel of the same name, is credited with helping to end the practice of blacklisting film professionals who had refused to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee. Douglas appeared insome-ninety movies before retiring from film acting in 2004. In 2009, he starred in an autobiographical one-man show called "Before I Forget "at the Center Theatre Group s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. Douglas maintains an active life in Beverly Hills and Montecito, where he resides with his beloved wife Anne.