Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Palm Springs names street for Kirk Douglas

Actor Kirk Douglas will never be forgotten in the desert city of Palm Springs, Calif., where he lived for more than 40 years.

The Palm Springs International Film Society and International Film Festival honored the 87-year-old Spartacus star Sunday by naming a six-block stretch near the city's airport after him.

Douglas lived in Palm Springs for more than four decades. His son, Joel, moved to the city two years ago and began a drive to name the street after his father.

The dedication ceremony was attended by Douglas, his wife, Anne, and their three surviving sons, including Academy-Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas.

"Every individual coming in and out of Palm Springs will go through Kirk Douglas Way," said Earl Greenburg, festival chairman.

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