Monday 11 December 2017

Publicists Guild to honour Douglas

Kirk Douglas will be honoured by the Publicists Guild of America
Kirk Douglas will be honoured by the Publicists Guild of America

Kirk Douglas is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Publicists Guild of America.

The Spartacus star, 96, will be awarded the honour at the 50th annual ICG Publicists Guild awards luncheon in Los Angeles on February 22.

Awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger told Variety: "No other actor personifies the term 'iconic movie star' more than Kirk Douglas.

"His acting talent is the underlining basis for his extraordinary success, but it is also due to his uncanny understanding and appreciation for the role that publicity and promotion play in the ultimate success of movies that made him a box office sensation."

Previous recipients of the gong include Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Julie Andrews and Harrison Ford.

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