Anne Douglas, Kirk Douglas’ widow and stepmother to actor Michael Douglas, died at the age of 102 on Thursday, April 29.
Anne Douglas died on Thursday, April 29th, and her family is in mourning.
Marcia Newberger, a former publicist, died at the age of 102 in her Beverly Hills home, according to her obituary. At this time, no cause of death has been given.
Anne’s death comes a year after the death of her partner, Kirk Douglas, on February 5, 2020. He was 103 years old at the time.
For 66 years, the publicist and iconic actor were together. They began dating after falling in love on the set of the 1953 film Act of Love, despite the fact that they were both in relationships at the time.
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Anne and Kirk moved to Las Vegas, where they were married by a justice of the peace, after secretly dating for a year.
They had their son Peter the next year, and their son Eric three years later, who died of an accidental overdose in 2004. Joel and Michael Douglas, who were born during Kirk’s first marriage to Diana Douglas, are half-brothers to the two boys.
“Anne was more than a stepmother, and never ‘wicked,'” Michael said in a statement to Diginews.live.
“She drew out the best in us all, especially our father. Without Anne’s help and encouragement, Dad would not have been able to pursue his career “The Kominsky Method performer went on. “Catherine and I, as well as the children, adored her, and she will live on in our hearts forever.”
Anne’s 102nd birthday was almost a week ago, and Michael commemorated the occasion on social media. He wrote in the caption of a photo of their family, “Anne Douglas, have a wonderful birthday! We adore you.”
Three of Anne and Kirk’s sons, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, survive them.