Diana Douglas Webster, Mother of Michael Douglas and Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92
She last appeared on film in a 2003 movie also starring her children and ex-husband
Webster last appeared on film in 2003’s It Runs in the Family, which also starred her ex-husband, son Michael and grandson Cameron, and was produced by Michael’s younger brother, her son Joel.
She followed that with a few guest stints on TV, most recently in a 2008 episode of ER.
According to Deadline, Webster’s father disapproved of her acting dreams, and only consented to her studies because he thought that would get it out of her system.
Webster went on to appear in nearly 60 TV shows, 22 films and many more plays. Included on her long résumé are turns in The West Wing, Dynasty, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, My Fair Lady and Hedda Gabler.
She met Kirk as an acting student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, according to Variety. They were married in 1943 and divorced in 1951, after the birth of both sons. She remarried to Bill Darrid in 1956, and then Donald A. Webster after Darrid’s death.
A memorial service will be held for her in Los Angeles, according to Variety.