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Buydens in 2000
23 April 1919
|Other names||Anne Douglas|
|Occupation||Philanthropist, producer, actress|
Kirk Douglas (m. 1954)
|Children|| Peter Douglas (b. 1955)|
Eric Douglas (1958–2004)
Anne Buydens (born Hannelore Marx, 23 April 1919) is a German-born Belgian-American philanthropist, producer, and occasional actress. She has been a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1970.She has been married to actor Kirk Douglas since 1954.
Kirk Douglas is an American actor, filmmaker, and author. A centenarian, he is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 movies. Douglas is known for his explosive acting style.
Buydens was born in Hanover, Germany. She was in her early teens when her family emigrated to Belgium, where she became a Belgian citizen. Buydens continued her education there and in Switzerland before moving to Paris, where her fluent knowledge of several languages kept her busy subtitling films.[ citation needed ]
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Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
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Buydens married actor Kirk Douglas on 29 May 1954. She had two sons with him: Peter (born 23 November 1955, Los Angeles, California), and Eric (21 June 1958 – 6 July 2004). Buydens converted to Judaism when she renewed her wedding vows with Douglas in 2004. She became a United States citizen in 1959.
Peter Vincent Douglas is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens.
Eric Anthony Douglas was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Douglas was the youngest son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife Anne Buydens. His half brother was actor and producer Michael Douglas.
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Kirk Douglas family tree
One of Buydens' first forays into philanthropy came on the heels of recovering from breast cancer: With six fellow survivors, Buydens established "Research for Women's Cancers", which raised millions of dollars to help finance a research facility at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Both Kirk Douglas and Buydens were behind the establishment of "Harry's Haven", an Alzheimer's disease unit at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Home in Woodland Hills, which is named after Kirk Douglas's father. The couple is known for their effort to rebuild playgrounds in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The effort began when Anne read in the newspaper that the district's schoolyards were so decrepit that children were being kept indoors.[ citation needed ]
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Ann(e) or Annie Douglas may refer to:
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