Kirk Douglas honoured for humanitarian efforts

October 24th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Kirk Douglas has been honoured for his humanitarian work at a ceremony in Los Angeles.The actor was told he had “saved many lives” by friend Steven Spielberg at the Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity Thursday, reports

Douglas and his wife have funded the construction of 400 playgrounds in Los Angeles schools.

“Kirk Douglas, in a way, has saved many lives - not just through his art, but through his humanitarian contributions to the planet,” Spielberg said at the event.

The tribute is the second in a month for Douglas and his wife Anne.

The couple have also been honoured for their charity efforts by The Good News Foundation, with officials awarding them the Good News Makers of the Year accolade.

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