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Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens Used to Write Love Letters to Each Other Till Their Last Days Together
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Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens Used to Write Love Letters to Each Other Till Their Last Days Together

"Always remember darling, I need you... for you, I hope to do wonderful things. This is it—you and me and our family forever," he wrote to her.

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The love story of actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens is one of a kind tale that is no less than an apt depiction of a long, loving dedicated journey together. The couple fell in love and completed six decades together through thick and thin. In a marriage of more than 60 years, there was one thing that the couple kept following consistently: writing letters.

American actor Kirk Douglas looks at a book with his second wife, Anne Buydens, c. 1956. (Image Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actor Kirk Douglas looks at a book with his second wife, Anne Buydens, c. 1956. (Image Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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However old-fashioned writing letters may be considered by many these days, heartfelt emotional writings are the purest tokens of expression. The renowned actor met Anne when he had just gotten out of his previous marriage with his first wife, Diana, and was in a relationship with Italian actress Pier Angeli.

Actors Michael Douglas, Anne Buydens, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, California. (Image Source: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Image Source: Getty Images | Kristian Dowling