“`The elder Douglas, known for charitable contributions throughout his life, did leave the money to several beneficiaries. About $50 million will be distributed through the Douglas Foundation, founded by Kirk and his wife, Anne. Their beneficiaries include St. Lawrence University, Sinai Temple of Los Angeles, Kirk Douglas Theatre, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“`Prior to his passing, Kirk and Anne were in the process of making more generous donations. Douglas built his net worth thanks to his second wife, who reportedly helped negotiate higher pay more in line with his stature in Hollywood.

Until next time>                               “never forget”