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December 10, 2015

Kirk Douglas Donates $15 Million for L.A. Alzheimer's Center

The legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, have made a $15 million gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund to support construction of a care center for Alzheimer's patients at the charity's assisted-care campus in Los Angeles, Variety reports. The fund announced the donation on Wednesday, the actor's 99th birthday.

The organization, which provides health care and other services for entertainment-industry retirees, plans to break ground next year on the $35 million facility, to be called the Kirk Douglas Care Pavilion. The Douglases have donated a total of $40 million to the fund, including $20 million in 2012 to support Alzheimer's and dementia care.