Musicians perform a song from Slumdog Millionaire during the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture that year — and had box office returns to show for it.
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Actor Kirk Douglas, shown above at 39, was born Issur Danielovitch in New York to Russian-Jewish parents. He would later tell his own children that they didn't have his "advantage of being born into abject poverty."
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