Kirk Douglas' wife Anne celebrates 101st birthday with car procession from family, friends amid lockdown

The century-old matriarch of the Douglas family celebrated her birthday just two months after her husband Kirk Douglas' death


                            Kirk Douglas' wife Anne celebrates 101st birthday with car procession from family, friends amid lockdown
Anne and Kirk Douglas (Getty Images)
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Michael Douglas' mother and late Kirk Douglas' wife, Anne Douglas (nee Buydens) turned 101 on April 24. Such a milestone birthday definitely calls for a celebration. And so she did.

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic when the entire country was under lockdown and everyone has quarantined themselves at home, Anne had a celebration with a car parade, friends and family by her side, according to a report.

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Her grandson, Cameron Douglas, captured the special moments and the joyful occasion with his grandmother when he visited her at her home to wish. Cameron, the son of Michael and his first wife, Diandra Morella Douglas (nee Luker) took a photo of his oma (or grandmother in German) sitting with her pet pup.

She was sitting in a wheelchair, on the driveway of her home, dressed in a purple suit, with birthday balloons tied to her chair. There were also healthcare personnel by her side for safety.

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Cameron visited his grandmother along with his partner, Viviane Thibes and their daughter, Lua. He took a selfie of themselves and captioned it, "Here we are. Coming to Anne's 101st birthday without Pappy [Kirk]. Now stay with us as we go into this amazing procession," as he continued through the long parade of cars.

"Now we've been online for 20-30 minutes I'd wait 20 or 30 hours to say happy birthday to Anne. So here we go, thank you very much," he added.

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Also, Michael, Anne's stepson, wished her on his Instagram handle, which he posted with a photo of himself, his father, Kirk and Anne. The 75-year old actor captioned it, "Happy birthday Anne Douglas! The best stepmother a stepson could hope for!"

Michael’s wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, also added to the tribute to the 101-year-old personality. "Happy Birthday to my extraordinary stepmother-in-law. Our Queen, our Oma. You personify everything that is good in a woman. I admire you and love you so very much," she posted.

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She added, "101 years young today. Anne Douglas thank you for everything that you have done for people in our world.”
 
Carys, Michael and Catherine's 17-year-old daughter also added to the greetings on Instagram for her grandmother and posted a black and white photo of Anne and Kirk. She captioned it with her message, “Happy 101st birthday to my wonderful Oma!! Your beauty, intellect and grace is my inspiration. I love you so much."

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Anne Douglas was born as Anne Buydens, in 1919, in Hanover, Germany. She was known as a producer, actress, and philanthropist. She and Kirk Douglas married in 1954, and they stayed together, until Kirk died in February 2020, at 103.