Jamie Lee Curtis reveals Kirk Douglas saved her life when she almost drowned

Jamie Lee Curtis reveals Kirk Douglas saved her life when she almost drowned


Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed Kirk Douglas once saved her life when she almost drowned as a child in a heartfelt post about the late actor.

She shared a host of meaningful photos in memory of Kirk, who died on Wednesday at the age of 103, and told fans the anecdote.

Jamie wrote: ‘Kirk and Anne were important to BOTH my parents. Here in The Vikings with both Tony and Janet.

‘I just remembered this morning that Kirk saved my life when I rode my tricycle into the pool at a party and he dove in and brought me up from the bottom, still peddling. (sic)

‘I was in school with their son, Eric who they lost in 2004. Tony lost his son, Nicholas in 1994. Families tied together in life and success and loss and struggle, past and present. Kirk is an example for us ALL.

‘COURAGE. INTEGRITY. GENEROSITY. Their foundation link is in my website. See the work that they did for others. The playgrounds they built. Join them and me and honoring his legacy.’

Jamie’s parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, starred alongside Kirk in The Vikings, and the two families remained close through their respective tragedies.

Jamie Lee wasn’t the only one to pay tribute to the star, as his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones also shared a heartfelt message.

She wrote: ‘To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…’

The final photo of the Hollywood legend saw him surrounded by four generations of his family, with him being the eldest at 103, and the youngest being his 20-month-old great-granddaughter Lia Izzy.

Details of Kirk’s funeral have yet to be announced, but judging by the outpouring of love from his friends in Hollywood, there will be a lot of people wanting to pay their respects.

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