Actor Kirk Douglas, known for his work in films like “Spartacus” and “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea,” turns 100 on Friday.

Born Issur Danielovitch to Russian-Jewish parents in New York, Douglas went on to become one of the 20th century’s most famous movie actors.

Douglas first felt the rush of audience appraisal while reciting The Red Robin of Spring in kindergarten.

To improve his prospects as an actor, Douglas graduated from college in 1939 followed by film school in 1941.

Douglas has been married twice and has four children including eldest son Michael.

In 2003, three-generations of the Douglas family appeared in the film, “It Runs in the Family,” which included son, Michael, and grandson, Cameron.

Kirk Douglas’ first wife Diana, mother of Michael, also stars in the film.

Kirk Douglas