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Anne Buydens

Anne Buydens
Anne and Kirk Douglas meet with President Ronald Reagan, December 1987
Born Anne Buydens
13 May 1930 (age 84)
Hanover, Germany
Other names Anne Douglas
Occupation Producer
Spouse(s) Kirk Douglas
(m. 1954-present)
Children Peter Douglas
Eric Douglas (1958-2004)
Relatives Michael Douglas (stepson)
Joel Douglas (stepson)

Anne Buydens (born May 13, 1930) is a German-American producer.


  • Early life 1
  • Personal life 2
    • Family tree 2.1
  • Charity work 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Buydens was born in Hanover, Germany. Buydens was in her early teens when her family fled fascism and emigrated to Belgium, where she became a citizen. Buydens continued her education there and in Switzerland before moving to Paris, where her fluent knowledge of several languages kept her busy subtitling films.

Personal life

Buydens married actor Kirk Douglas on May 29, 1954. She has two children with him - Peter Douglas (born on November 23, 1955, in Los Angeles, California), and Eric Douglas (born on June 21, 1958 - died on July 6, 2004, at age 46).[1] Buydens converted to Judaism when she renewed her wedding vows with Douglas.[2]

Family tree

Diana Dill
Kirk Douglas
Anne Buydens
Diandra Luker
Michael Douglas
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Joel Douglas
Peter Douglas
Lisa Schoeder
Eric Douglas
Cameron Douglas
Dylan Michael Douglas
Carys Zeta Douglas
Kelsey Douglas
Tyler Douglas
Ryan Douglas
Jason Douglas

Charity work

One of Anne Douglas' first forays into powerhouse philanthropy came on the heels of recovering from breast cancer: With six fellow survivors, she established Research for Women's Cancers, which raised millions of dollars to help finance a research facility at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Both Kirk Douglas and Buydens were behind the establishment of Harry's Haven, an Alzheimer's disease unit at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Home in Woodland Hills. It is named after Kirk Douglas' Father. The Douglases perhaps are best known for rebuilding Los Angeles Unified School District playgrounds. The effort began when Anne read in the newspaper that the district's schoolyards were so decrepit that children were being kept indoors.


  1. ^ Douglas, Family. "Douglas History". Douglas History. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
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