WESTPORT, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Westport's Michael Douglas!
Michael Kirk Douglas, who has owned a home in Westport, was born Sept. 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, N.J.
Douglas has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two Academy Awards as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009.
His first significant role came in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976. His first big hit was Romancing the Stone, which he produced and starred in in 1984.
He was a featured speaker in a public service campaign sponsored by a UN conference in 2006 to focus attention on trade of illicit arms, especially of small arms and light weapons.