The actress, 61, took to Instagram on Friday with a touching tribute to the late Hollywood icon, who died Wednesday on the age of 103. Douglas starred in “The Vikings” in 1958 alongside her mother and father, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
The “Knives Out” actress harassed that Douglas was an “vital” individual in her mother and father’ lives, but additionally shared how she is probably not alive if it wasn’t for the actor.
“I simply remembered this morning that Kirk saved my life once I rode my tricycle into the pool at a celebration and he dove in and introduced me up from the underside, nonetheless peddling,” Curtis wrote, captioning a throwback black-and-white photograph of Douglas together with her mother and father.
Curtis additionally revealed how the households handled comparable tragedies and leaned on each other in instances of grief.
“I used to be in class with their son, Eric who they misplaced in 2004. Tony misplaced his son, Nicholas in 1994. Households tied collectively in life and success and loss and wrestle, previous and current. Kirk is an instance for us ALL,” she continued.
The actress summed up Douglas with three phrases: “COURAGE. INTEGRITY. GENEROSITY.”
Actor Michael Douglas, 75, announced his father’s death Wednesday on social media. It was not revealed how or the place Kirk Douglas died, however a number of studies claimed he handed away at his Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion.
“It’s with great unhappiness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us in the present day on the age of 103,” Michael Douglas wrote Wednesday. “To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of flicks who lived properly into his golden years, a humanitarian whose dedication to justice and the causes he believed in set a normal for all of us to aspire to.
“However to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was merely Dad, to Catherine, an exquisite father-in-law, to his grandchildren and nice grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his spouse Anne, an exquisite husband.”
Michael concluded: “Kirk’s life was properly lived, and he leaves a legacy in movie that can endure for generations to return, and a historical past as a famend philanthropist who labored to help the general public and convey peace to the planet. Let me finish with the phrases I instructed him on his final birthday and which can all the time stay true. Dad — I like you a lot and I’m so proud to be your son.”
Again in September, Curtis honored her personal father on the ninth anniversary of his loss of life.
“Gone however by no means forgotten,” she wrote below a portrait of the star as she referenced his 1957 movie “Candy Scent of Success”. “Today. ‘The cat’s within the bag and the bag’s within the river.'”