March 20, 2023

Who is Anne Buydens? Kirk Douglas’ Wife; Her Age, Bio, Wiki, Career, Husband, Children, Net Worth

Anne Buydens Bio, Wiki

Anne Buydens whose birth name is (Hannelore Marx) is an American philanthropist, producer, and occasional actress. She has been a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1970. She is the widow of actor Kirk Douglas, having been married to him from 1954 to his death in 2020.

According to TMZ Douglas died at the age of 103 on February 5th, 2020. Douglas was one of the biggest actors in Hollywood during his heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, starring in classics such as SpartacusThe Vikings, and Paths of Glory.

Anne Buydens Age

She born was born Hannelore Marx on April 23rd,  1919 in Hanover, Province of Hanover, German Reich. She is currently  100 years old.

Anne Buydens Early life

Buydens was born in Hanover, Germany. She was in her adolescence when her family emigrated to Belgium, where she became a Belgian 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.[citation needed]

Anne Buydens & Kirk Douglas

Buydens married actor Kirk Douglas on May 29th, 1954. She had two sons with him: Peter (born 23 November 1955, Los Angeles), and Eric (June 21st, 1958 – July 6th,  2004).

Douglas was previously married to his first wife, Diana Dill, on November 2, 1943. They had two sons, actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, before divorcing in 1951.

Buydens converted to Judaism when she renewed her wedding vows with Douglas in 2004. She became a United States citizen in 1959. She celebrated her one-hundredth birthday in 2019.

Anne Buydens Net Worth

Kirk Douglas‘ net worth is estimated to be about $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Douglas’ second wife, once revealed that she thought, “So I’m going out with a man who’s poor?” upon realizing the nature of Douglas’ finances in the early days of their relationship, according to The Vintage News. Buydens would play a major role in the reversal of Douglas’ fortunes and in building his wealth.

Anne Buydens Philanthropy

One of Buydens’ first forays into philanthropy came on the heels of recovering from breast cancer: With six fellow survivors, Buydens 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.

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, which is named after Kirk Douglas’s father. The couple were known for their efforts to rebuild playgrounds in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The effort began when Anne read in the newspaper that the district’s schoolyards were so decrepit that children were being kept indoors.