With his dimpled chin, forceful voice and pit-bull personality, Douglas burst onto the post World War II scene playing assorted tough guys in dramas, film noirs, westerns and even war films.
According to his autobiography, he had a difficult childhood, the only boy among seven kids born to poor Russian Jewish immigrants who were junk dealers. He got a wrestling scholarship to St. Lawrence University where he also began acting. Douglas received a scholarship to New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he met a teenage Lauren Bacall and his first wife, Diana Dill, with whom he had two sons: actor/producer Michael and... Read more
The Times’ virtual tour puts readers on the streets of Hollywood to visit the nearly 2,400 stars on the Walk of Fame.
Select a category to learn more about the bombshells, cowboys, crooners and other entertainers who are honored on the walk. An interactive map then takes readers to the exact location of each star along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Read more about the stars in a database that uses more than a century of the archives of the Los Angeles Times to go deeper into the lives of hundreds of fan favorites, as well as those whose names are no longer well-known.