After two small roles on Broadway under his new stage name, Kirk Douglas, and a few years in the Navy during World War II, he made his on-screen debut with a part in 1946's "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"  at age 30. In his hotel room. We posted these stories while he was alive. His acting career in the US spanned seven decades. In her own memoir, the Oscar-winning actress wrote of the love affair she had with married leading man Gary Cooper. He laughed at her as she fell down, her legs so wobbly and weak. 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He fared much better with critics at age 92, when he delivered sold-out performances of his one-man show, "Before I Forget," presenting anecdotes about living through Hollywood's Golden Age and self-deprecating meditations on his achievements. Her mother drove her to the hotel and waited in the car. After all, the star actor was a money machine. …Her mom said she must have made the actor mad and offended him. Friends said she would “shudder” every time she heard Douglas’s name. Others were more skeptical, like this one, which read, “The Kirk Douglas/Natalie Wood story is well known. “Kirk’s life was well-lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet,” Michael Douglas said in a statement at the time. Mine was not to question why; mine was just to get through that window.’’. Douglas said he found the star “beautiful, but very simple, unsophisticated.’’, She would tell him, “Men go to bed with ‘Gilda’ [her famous 1946 title role], but they wake up with me.’’ Douglas wrote, “I felt something deep within her that I couldn’t help — loneliness, sadness — something that would pull me down; I had to get away.’’, To him, Hayworth was a fantasy created by Hollywood, like Marilyn Monroe. Lasky was the former husband of Lynn Benner, Dexter Benner’s new. All market data delayed 20 minutes. She calmed down. From Natalie Wood’s sister Lana Wood – Natalie was raped by a powerful Hollywood figure during an “interview” that went on “for hours” inside the famed Chateau Marmont Hotel, the tragic actress’ sister claims in a shocking new interview. Douglas was likely a sexual predator. TLATOH has verified this with several sources. Douglas said Neal was in love with Cooper and would “cry” during their trysts because she was being unfaithful to the “High Noon” actor. I know a lot of you have speculated that I’m some nobody nut-case pretending to be someone else. She costarred with Bette Davis in The Star and with in Joan Blondell in The Blue Veil. She politely declined, and excused herself. Tragically Natalie died in 1981 without ever getting justice for her rape. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File). In 1954 sixteen year old Natalie Wood was raped by an older actor. He didn’t have to answer to Cavett — or anyone, for that matter. She was quite upset and we chatted for about 10 minutes. By the age of 26, she’d already had a tumultuous life. On October 9, Spangler’s purse was found near the entrance to L.A.’s Griffith Park. Her Russian mother moved them to Hollywood determined to make Natalie famous. Death does not erase his crimes. He has admitted that in his past he was a womanizer and an alcoholic but he’s never confessed to rape. Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. (Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images, File), KIRK DOUGLAS SAYS WIFE ANNE SAVED HIS LIFE TWICE. We posted these stories, while he was alive for years. “They must have had one of their usual explosions and she rushed out,’’ wrote Douglas. She sighed, and got up. He opened the door to find the distraught actress. Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam to Jewish immigrant parents from present-day Belarus. Privacy Notice This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, But if you want to call Natasha and ask her the name of the male actor she co-starred with in a movie with Heather Graham, then go for it. Although Douglas had dated her a few times and found her “a wonderful country girl who was cursed by being too beautiful,’’ now she scared him because she was dating the tumultuous Frank Sinatra. Kirk Douglas was a huge star in 1953-1954, Natalie Wood was a minor starlet. He was NOT a rich and powerful actor at the time. ", Kirk Douglas at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Nov. 16, 1982. Either that or hundreds of people have just been conned by a massive fraud who wants us to believe famous screen stars obsess over anonymous blog comments (as, in fairness, some have been known to do). Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas was always a pretty charitable guy — and that didn’t end with his death earlier this month. He wouldn’t have it. Police received reports saying Spangler was sighted in Palm Springs, California, with Davy Ogul, who disappeared only two days after Spangler. L.A. police continued to search for Spangler for years, spreading photos of her around the nation in an attempt to track down any clues about her disappearance. Pretending to be a movie star when in fact I’m not. I enjoyed [killing]; the Masai gave me a shield and a spear and called me Killer Douglas.”. “I didn’t question it. Unsuccessfully. After the divorce was finalized, courts granted Benner custody of the young Christine due to Spangler’s infidelity during the marriage. has been circulating of Robert Downey Jr. reviving the accusation that Douglas repeatedly raped Wood in a hotel room when she was an up and coming actress. I cannot find any published interviews where she says this. COPYRIGHT 2020 By TheLifeandTimesofHollywood.com, blind item about a longtime actor who slept with an underaged teenager, the real-life story of Jean Elizabeth Spangler, sightings were reported throughout California, Arizona, and Texas, and even Mexico, Stories From The Life and Times of Hollywood. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Lindsey Vonn poses in red bikini for no-filter Instagram photo, Tracee Ellis Ross to receive Fashion Icon Award at 2020 E! Unfortunately sexual harassment and rape have been a big part of Hollywood history. The “Wall Street” star is worth about $300 million in his own right. … She grew into an amazing woman with a legendary career. He shouted obscenities at her, continually punched and held her arms so tight he left scars and bruises. Afterward, Crawford, a famous dirt-a-phobe, took him on a tour of the multi-level home, where Douglas noticed how immaculate it was. Rumors about Douglas raping Wood have been around for years , but Himmmm’s cred within the blog as a Hollywood insider , the level of detail in his story, and his insinuation that he is Downey Jr. all lent his claim a certain standing, at least on the site. But the instant the front door of her Hollywood mansion closed behind them, she tore off her dress, flung it aside and grappled Douglas to the foyer floor. Douglas was born Issur "Izzy" Danielovitch on Dec. 9, 1916, to Russian Jewish parents in Amsterdam, New York. As his stuff usually is: Not only does Himmmm often seem to have inside details, he has insinuated in the past that his account is shared between a “movie star,” “rock star” and two “true creative geniuses.”, Today he was clearly in movie star mode. A deeply disturbing & tragic story. Do you honestly think she wouldn’t have jumped at the chance to finally say it was him? Other actors then thought she would sleep with anyone for a part. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/kirk-douglas-dead-103-family Now, nearly 70 years after she was last seen by friends or family, the LAPD still consider her a missing person, her case file is still open, and the disappearance of Jean Spangler remains an unsolved mystery. ), Of course, the number also appears in a few stray internet white pages searches under the name “Natasha Wagner.”. The actress’ mother was visiting family out of town. Benner also claimed that Spangler’s hard-partying lifestyle made her an unfit mother. “Its primary focus is improving education and health, fostering the well-being, and most importantly developing new opportunities for the child who hold our future in their hands.”. Of the secret to his long-lasting marriage, Douglas told Fox News in 2017:  “[Date night is] the same as it’s been throughout our marriage. Over the next few years, sightings were reported throughout California, Arizona, and Texas, and even Mexico, but none could be verified. Natalie claimed she was raped in by actor Kirk Douglas. Her mother discouraged her from filing a complaint because she worried it would hurt her movie career. It began with his English teacher, a Mrs. Livingston, who seduced him when he was 14, he said. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.". Douglas opened his little black book and ticked off some of the greatest names to grace the silver screen. The purported Downey commenter did provide the correct home phone number of Wood’s daughter as evidence of his own authenticity, for whatever that’s worth. When she got there he gave her a drink and told her he liked “young girls”. He went out with Crawford just once, he said — and never called her again. Someone who wants us to believe, as Himmmm put it, that “you’d be surprised how many actors, filmmakers, and musicians read this blog. We have verified the stories. That all his good deeds and donations will never mask the truth…. A fourth son, Eric, died of an accidental overdose in Manhattan in 2004. She gathered her torn clothes, and tried to walk out of the hotel and to her car – blood and semen running down her legs and bruises already forming on her face. Though he never actually won an Academy Award, Douglas was granted an Honorary Oscar in 1996 "for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community. B. Smith, model-turned-TV personality, dead at 70, This story has been shared 72,176 times. Kirk Douglas, seen here in the 1950s, has died. At approximately 5 p.m. on Oct. 7, 1949, Spangler left the Los Angeles home she shared with her mother and daughter.She left Christine with her sister-in-law, Sophie, telling Sophie that she was meeting with Benner regarding a late child support payment. But Douglas rounded out the picture: Neal was having an affair with him at the same time. Where is your source for this? His family was poor, and he claimed to have worked more than 40 jobs -- including stints as a professional wrestler, a waiter, and a janitor -- before becoming an actor. He delivered, laying out three long postings in page three of the comments (part 1, part 2, part 3.) This was the common practice in 1950s and Natalie was taught to play the game.

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