It’s something when your 99-year-old wife is three years your junior.
And Kirk Douglas looked as besotted as ever with Anne Buydens, after 64 years of marriage, as they celebrated his 102nd birthday on Sunday.
The screen legend posed for pictures outside his Beverly Hills home alongside Anne, as he appeared to greet well-wishers.
Happy Birthday! Kirk Douglas looked as besotted as ever with Anne Buydens, after 64 years of marriage, as they celebrated his 102nd birthday on Sunday
Kirk looked alert and happy as he chatted outside his abode, which was adorned with a giant flower arrangement of while roses, spelling out his age.
The star – who uses a wheelchair since suffering a stroke – held hands with his lady love.
Anne looked proud of her veteran actor husband, as she jazzed up a comfy pink two-piece with jewellery.
Centurion to centenarian: The screen legend posed for pictures outside his Beverly Hills home alongside Anne
Doing well: Kirk looked alert and happy as he chatted outside his abode
The acting legend – who was born the same year that the world saw the Battle of the Somme, the first ever successful blood transfusion and Woodrow Wilson winning his second term as President of the United States – was wearing a black fleece and dark trousers.
His daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones paid tribute to the veteran star, calling him the ‘most beautiful man.’
She shared a video of her father-in-law – who is considered to be a living legend – captioned: ‘Happy 102nd Birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk.’
Close: The star – who uses a wheelchair since suffering a stroke – held hands with his lady love
Enduring love: Anne looked proud of her veteran actor husband, as she jazzed up a comfy pink two-piece with jewellery
Celebrations: His front door was adorned with a giant flower arrangement of while roses, spelling out his age
Heart of gold: Cameron Douglas – Kirk’s grandson and Michael’s son from his first marriage to Diandra Douglas, shared a sweet post praising his grandfather on his 102nd birthday
Beautiful man: His daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones also paid tribute to the legendary actor
Catherine is married to Kirk’s son, actor Michael Douglas, 74, and together they have two children.
He’s seen in her video dancing with her son Dylan, while daughter Carys is playing a piano and singing Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful.
Cameron Douglas – Kirk’s grandson and Michael’s son from his first marriage to Diandra Douglas, also shared a sweet post praising his grandfather.
‘Happy Birthday to a gentleman’s gentleman, with a true heart of gold,’ he captioned a picture of the pair.
Cameron, 39, is seen as a baby in the shot, with his adoring grandfather looking on.
Kirk has gone from centurion to centenarian, crafting a sparkling career as one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men, and is one of the industry’s most-loved figures.
Acting dynasty: Kirk joined son Michael Douglas and grandson Cameron (left), along with Michael’s wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, for Michael’s star being awarded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month
However, he came from humble beginnings – born Issur Danielovitch Demsky on Dec 9, 1916 to Jewish immigrants in Amsterdam, NY.
Kirk also held a series of odd jobs such as selling snacks and a paperboy to help support his family as they struggled with poverty during his childhood.
He found a love for acting at an early age and was offered a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he was classmates with Lauren Bacall.
Iconic: He’s well known for playing the titular role in the star studded historical epic Spartacus
Humble start: He was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky on Dec 9, 1916 to Jewish immigrants in Amsterdam, NY
Dynasty: Kirk paid a surprise visit to his son Michael aged 24 – on the movie set, Hail, Hero
Smooch: Kirk Douglas is pictured with Olivia de Havilland in their younger days
After graduating, Douglas made his Broadway debut in Spring Again, playing a telegraph boy.
He then put his acting aspirations to the side to enlist in the U.S Navy following the outbreak of WWII, as a communications officer before being discharged on medical grounds in 1944.
Douglas made his feature film debut in 1946, in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers opposite Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin.
He first teamed with Burt Lancaster in his next film I Walk Alone – they worked together on screen a total of eight times.
Douglas starred in film noir Champion in 1949, as the unscrupulous and egocentric boxer Midge Kelly for which he received his first Academy Award nomination.
His second Academy Award nomination was for 1952 classic, The Bold and Beautiful.
In 1954, he starred with James Mason and Peter Lorre in the big screen adaption of the Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
He earned yet another Oscar nod for 1956 Vincent van Gogh biopic, Lust for Life,.
Prize parent: Kirk Douglas demonstrates his strength and holds 21-month old son Peter aloft
Father and son: Kirk and Michael Douglas, pictured circa 1985
Family first: Kirk with his boys in Paris in March 1953
In 1957, he starred opposite Burt Lancaster’s Wyatt Earp as Doc Holliday in Gunfight at OK Corral and in Stanley Kubrick’s war film Paths of Glory.
He worked with Kubrick again in 1960, producing and playing the titular role in the star studded historical epic Spartacus.
The film was immensely successful at the box office and with critics, gaining nominated for six Academy Awards.
The film is also noted for giving screen credit to black listed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, essentially ending the communist witch-hunt that had been plaguing Hollywood for the last decade.
He continued to star in Westerns and WWII films through out the mid-sixties in films such as 1966’s Cast a Giant Shadow and 1967’s The War Wagon.
Screen legend: Actor James Woods, 71, also wished Kirk a happy birthday on Twitter
He also authored two novels, Dance with the Devil, in 1990 and his second, The Secret, in 1992.
Douglas suffered a debilitating strokes in 1996, impairing his ability to speak. which forced him to suspend his acting career.
That same year, Douglas was presented with an honorary Oscar by the Academy and made emotional acceptance speech despite his impaired ability to talk.
Kirk has been married to second wife Anne Buydens, 99, since 1954 and toigether they had two sons – Peter, 63, and Eric, who sadly he died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 46 in 2004.
Michael’s mother is Diana, to whom Kirk was married from 1943 to 1951, they also had son Joel, 71.
Diana Douglas passed away on July 3, 2015.