Kirk Douglas has been in movies since just
after World War II. Many of my students are familiar with his
work in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Spartacus" (Although in
recent years, more students are familiar with "Gladiator" than
"Spartacus".) His son, Michael, is also well known to my
students. Many of my students can identify with Mr. Douglas, as
they have grandparents who have had strokes, as he has.