December 7, 2010 - Michael Kirk Douglas, a U.S. actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards, first as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role in Wall Street. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009.
Mr. Douglas was warned time and time again to stop the use of tobacco but would not listen. Now he is fighting for his life with advanced Stage 4 throat cancer. Michael Douglas and Throat Cancer FAQ Michael Douglas Has Stage IV Throat Cancer; Experts Weigh In by Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News, 9/1/2010. The stage 4 throat cancer is an advanced stage, where the throat cancer survival rate is rather low.
VIDEO - Stage 4 Throat Cancer: What's the Prognosis for Michael Douglas? by Chris Gentilviso, Time Newsfeed, September 1, 2010.