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Kirk Douglas Finally Gets Some Vodka (Also Turns 100)

Happy birthday to the Hollywood legend
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Kirk Douglas Celebrates His 100th Birthday
Actor Kirk Douglas, seated left, holds hands with his wife Anne Douglas, seated right, as they pose with family members, their son Michael, standing second left standing, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, standing second right standing, and their children, Carys Zeta Jones, left, and son Dylan during Kirk's...   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, USA Today reports. More importantly, he finally got a nip of vodka. According to People, the party at the Beverly Hills Hotel was attended by Douglas' wife Anne, his son Michael (who, he joked, organized the party because "he has the most money"), his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steven Spielberg (who called Douglas "the only movie star I've ever met"), Don Rickles, and more. "He is always asking about what kind of father he was," Michael Douglas said in a speech. "Dad, you are an amazing, amazing father.” The party ended after the star of Spartacus was given a glass of vodka by his cardiologist, who had promised Douglas years ago he could have some when he turned 100. (Read more Kirk Douglas stories.)

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