Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
The elder son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill, Douglas received his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His early acting roles included film, stage, and television productions. Douglas first achieved prominence for his performance in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco, for which he received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations.
WSJ Magazine: "My husband is 25 years older than me; that's not a secret."The constant is love and respect. We've never, ever lost our sense of humour, and we enjoy each other's company."Despite the stress and strain of his traumatic diagnosis with throat cancer just a year after the knee replacement surgery, the pair were resolute in their commitment to each other.In 2013, they separated temporarily in a bid to re-evaluate their marriage, but they soon reunited.Their relationship even survived the uncomfortable situation of having to share Michael's Majorcan villa with his ex-wife, Diandra Luker.The presence of a former partner in a marital home is something that few people would relish, but the pair managed to get through it.Michael divorced Diandra back in 2000 following a 22-year marriage, and their 250-acre estate had to initially be shared between the two of them, with each allowed to live in it for six months of the year.He told of his relief when he and Catherine finally bought her share of the property and were able to "own it outright"."It was very uncomfortable sharing the property with my ex-wife," he clarified to a local Majorcan newspaper, Ultima Hora.“Six months for each of us wasn’t very pleasant for anyone."However, he added: "Everything is now sorted out.The house is 100 per cent ours – Catherine’s and mine."My children will continue to come and my grandchildren and their children.Read more on express.co.uk