“Kirk retained his movie star charisma right to the end of his wonderful life, and I’m honored to have been a small part of his last 45 years. I will miss his handwritten notes, letters and fatherly advice, and his wisdom and courage — even beyond such a breathtaking body of work — are enough to inspire me for the rest of mine.” So said Steven Spielberg, one of many remembering a Hollywood legend. Kirk Douglas, Indomitable Icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103.

+ BBC: How Kirk Douglas helped break the Hollywood blacklist.