Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $43.43

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Film legend Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens, his wife of nearly 63 years, look back on a lifetime filled with drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well as the celebrities and world leaders they called friends, Kirk and Anne is a candid portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of a Hollywood life lived in the public eye.

Compiled from Anne's private archive of letters, this is an intimate glimpse into the Douglases' courtship and marriage set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs, including The Vikings, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, and Spartacus. The letters themselves, as well as Kirk and Anne's vivid descriptions of their experiences, reveal remarkable insight and anecdotes about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans. Kirk and Anne details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life - as only a couple of 62 years (and counting) could tell it.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas. Foreword copyright 2017 by Michael Douglas. (P)2017 Hachette Audio

More from the same

What listeners say about Kirk and Anne

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • 09-02-2020

Kirk and Anne

Love letters for Kirk and Anne ♥️ show Kirk Douglas passions for his wife if 63 years!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. Graham
  • S. Graham
  • 22-12-2020

Great listen.

A really interestng real life lovestory. The wealthy, elite Hollywood stars are just as vulnerable with many the same problems as the rest of us. His books are entertaining, humorous & educational. Imagine all the knowledge & wisdom of a 100 year lifetime that can be ,.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Flowerdale
  • Flowerdale
  • 26-10-2020

Selfless Love & Charity

What a beautiful story of two people who found each other and together made the world a better place.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-2020

Amazing!

This is another magnificent book of KD. What a great life! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories from your life. I draw inspiration from your life and wisdom. Thank you.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.