Kirk (Danielovitch) Douglas
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Issur Danielovitch (Danielovitch) Douglas (1916 - 2020)

Lt. JG Issur Danielovitch (Kirk) "Izzy" Douglas formerly Danielovitch aka Demsky
Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Nov 1943 (to 1951) [location unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and
Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 28 Apr 2020
17:06: Natalie (Durbin) Trott edited the Biography for Issur Danielovitch (Danielovitch) Douglas (1916-2020). (removed high level category...Mr Douglas was not a submarine. ;-)) [Thank Natalie for this]
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Biography

Kirk (Danielovitch) Douglas was a centenarian, living to age 103

Military

Lt. JG Kirk (Danielovitch) Douglas served in the United States Navy in World War II
Service started: 1941
Unit(s):
Service ended: 1944
Roll of Honor
LT JG Kirk (Danielovitch) Douglas was Wounded in Action during World War II.
Other Memories: "Kirk Douglas (né Issur Danielovitch) (dob: 1916) LT jg US Navy, 1942-44 WWII.
He enlisted in the Navy and attended Midshipman School at Notre Dame University. :Later he was commissioned as an Ensign.
He served with an anti-submarine patrol in the Pacific until medically discharged following injuries in 1944."
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Primary Unit
1943-1944, Submarine Chasers (SC)
Service Years: 1942 - 1944
1942-1942, Naval Reserve Midshipmen School, Notre Dame, Naval Reserve Midshipmen School
1943-1943, Submarine Chaser School
1943-1944, Submarine Chasers (SC)

An American actor, Douglas has appeared in many films including "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952), "Lust For Life" (1956) and "Spartacus" (1960).

He was born in New York to Herschel and Bryna (Sangiel) Danielovitch, known as Harry and Bertha. The Danielovitch's adopted the surname Demsky after their immigration from the Russian Empire. Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch but grew up as Izzy Demsky. He changed his name to Douglas before his entry into World War II.

1930 Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York
Age: 13
Marital Status: Single
Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: Russia---Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Sheet Letter: A---Sheet Number: 9
Harry Demsky Head M 44 Russia
Bertha Demsky Wife F 45 Russia
Bessie Demsky Daughter F 19 New York
Katherine Demsky Daughter F 17 New York
Mary Demsky Daughter F 15 New York
Isadore Demsky Son M 13 New York
Ida Demsky Daughter F 11 New York
Freda Demsky Daughter F 11 New York
Ruth Demsky Daughter F 7 New York
District: ED 14---Sheet Number and Letter: 9A--Household ID: 167--Line Number: 15
Citing this Record


Douglas is the author of many books including his 1988 biography The Ragman's Son.

Death

Centenarian|age=103[1]


Records

Isedne Damsty United States Census, 1920 [2]

  • Name: Isedne Damsty
  • Event Type: Census
  • Event Date: 1920
  • Event Place: Amsterdam Ward 4, Montgomery, New York, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Race: White
  • Race (Original): White
  • Relationship to Head of Household: Son
  • Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Father's Birthplace: Russia
  • Mother's Birthplace: Russia
  • Sheet Letter: A
  • Sheet Number: 11
  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • Harry Damsty Head Male 35 Russia
  • Bertha Damsty Wife Female 37 Russia
  • Bessie Damsty Daughter Female 9 New York
  • Catherine Damsty Daughter Female 7 New York
  • Mary Damsty Daughter Female 5 New York
  • sedne Damsty Son Male 3 New York
  • Ida Damsty Daughter Female 0 New York
  • Fuda Damsty Daughter Female 0 New York

Isadore Demsky United States Census, 1930 [3]

  • Name: Isadore Demsky
  • Event Type: Census
  • Event Date: 1930
  • Event Place: Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 13
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Race: White
  • Race (Original): White
  • Relationship to Head of Household: Son
  • Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Father's Birthplace: Russia
  • Mother's Birthplace: Russia
  • Sheet Letter: A
  • Sheet Number: 9
  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • Harry Demsky Head Male 44 Russia
  • Bertha Demsky Wife Female 45 Russia
  • Bessie Demsky Daughter Female 19 New York
  • Katherine Demsky Daughter Female 17 New York
  • Mary Demsky Daughter Female 15 New York
  • Isadore Demsky Son Male 13 New York
  • Ida Demsky Daughter Female 11 New York
  • Freda Demsky Daughter Female 11 New York
  • Ruth Demsky Daughter Female 7 New York

Isador Demsky United States Census, 1940 [4]

  • Name: Isador Demsky
  • Event Type: Census
  • Event Date: 1940
  • Event Place: Area B, Schenectady, Schenectady City, Schenectady, New York, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 23
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Race: White
  • Race (Original): White
  • Relationship to Head of Household: Son
  • Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
  • Last Place of Residence: Same Place
  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • Bertha Demsky Head Female 56 Russia
  • Cathrini Demsky Daughter Female 26 New York
  • Marion Demsky Daughter Female 24 New York
  • Ida Demsky Daughter Female 20 New York
  • Freda Demsky Daughter Female 20 New York
  • Isador Demsky Son Male 23 New York
  • Kuth Demsky Daughter Female 17 New York

Kirk Douglas Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957 [5]

  • Name: Kirk Douglas
  • Event Type: Marriage
  • Event Date: 02 Nov 1943
  • Event Place: Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 26
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
  • Father's Name: Harry Demsky
  • Mother's Name: Bertha Danglel
  • Spouse's Name: Diana Dill
  • Spouse's Gender: Female
  • Spouse's Age: 21
  • Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1922
  • Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas M Dill
  • Spouse's Mother's Name: Ruth R Neilson

Kirk Douglas Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 [6]

  • Name: Kirk Douglas
  • Event Type: Immigration
  • Event Date: 1960
  • Event Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Nationality: United States
  • Traveling With Children: No
  • Birth Date: 9 Dec 1919
  • Birthplace: Amsterdam New York Eeuu
  • Father's Name: Harry Demsky
  • Mother's Name: Bryna Sanglel

Kirk Douglas United States Public Records, 1970-2009 [7]

  • Name: Kirk Douglas
  • Event Date: from 7 Apr 1999 to 29 Oct 2007
  • Event Place: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Birth Date: 9 Dec 1916
  • Last Place of Residence: Santa Barbara, California 93108
  • Second Previous Residence Place: Los Angeles, California 90067
  • Third Previous Residence Place: Beverly Hills, California 90212
  • 2nd Address Date: 1 Jul 1993
  • 3rd Address Date: 28 Feb 1990-06 Aug 2008

Kirk Douglas mentioned in the record of Eric Douglas [8]

  • Name: Kirk Douglas
  • Sex: Male
  • Wife: Anne Douglas
  • Son: Eric Douglas

Other information in the record of Eric Douglas from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 Deceased

  • Name: Eric Douglas
  • Event Type: Obituary
  • Event Date: 09 Jul 2004
  • Event Place: North Dakota, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 46
  • Relationship to Deceased: Deceased
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1958
  • Death Date: Jul 2004
  • Death Place: New York City, , New York
  • Newspaper: Grand Forks Herald

Spouse and Children

  • Eric Douglas Son Male
  • Anne Douglas Wife Female

Others on Record

  • Michael Douglas Unknown Male

Sources

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 February 2020), memorial page for Kirk Douglas (9 Dec 1916–5 Feb 2020), Find A Grave Memorial no. Find A Grave: Memorial #206856695, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJG8-JHP : accessed 9 February 2020), Isedne Damsty in household of Harry Damsty, Amsterdam Ward 4, Montgomery, New York, United States; citing ED 65, sheet 11A, line 20, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1126; FHL microfilm 1,821,126.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X78J-6H8 : accessed 9 February 2020), Isadore Demsky in household of Harry Demsky, Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 9A, line 15, family 167, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1456; FHL microfilm 2,341,191.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQY5-PDG : 21 December 2019), Isador Demsky in household of Bertha Demsky, Area B, Schenectady, Schenectady City, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 47-100, sheet 12A, line 3, family 222, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2777.
  5. "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJZ-CHJ4 : 13 March 2018), Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill, 02 Nov 1943; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,320,736.
  6. "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQK-22B : 8 May 2019), Kirk Douglas, Immigration; citing 1960, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).
  7. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT4G-C3H : 19 December 2019), Kirk Douglas, 1999-2007.
  8. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKWC-2Z8W : accessed 9 February 2020), Kirk Douglas in entry for Eric Douglas, North Dakota, United States, 09 Jul 2004; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Grand Forks Herald, born-digital text.


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Demsky-10 and Danielovitch-1 appear to represent the same person because: I leave it to the Notables Project to decide which is the most approppiate LNAB here. I believe his parents started with Danielovitch, but Kirk Douglas' original name was Demsky, the name his parents adopted after immigrating to the US.
posted by LaMyra Morton
Mr. Douglas Thank you for all the wonderful years, decades, and yes over a century of your great talent you shared with all of us. We will miss you. And as your Followers in your best movie said, "I am Spartacus!"
posted by Carole Taylor

Kirk is 18 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 18 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.