I am sure that many of you saw the news in December that the legendary star Kirk Douglas turned 100 years old. It turns out that we have a family connection that goes way back.
Here’s the story: Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, New York, just a short distance from Albany where my dad Nate Shor a”h was born. (How the family got to Washington in 1944 is the subject for another column). It turns out that our two families are somehow related; cousins of cousins, etc.