Anne Buydens Wiki – Anne Buydens Biography
Anne Buydens was a German-born American philanthropist, producer, and occasional actress. She was a member of the International Best Dressed List from 1970-2021. She was the widow of actor Kirk Douglas, to whom she had been married for 65 years until his death in 2020. One of her 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.
Both Kirk 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 was known for their efforts to rebuild playgrounds in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2017, the couple published a book about their decades-long romance titled “Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.”
Anne Buydens Age
She was born on April 23, 1919 in Hanover, Germany and died on April 29, 2021 aged 102 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Anne Buydens Husband
Prior to meeting actor Kirk Douglas, she was married to Albert Buydens, from Belgium. She married actor Kirk Douglas on 29 May 1954. They would both become centenarians. She had two sons with him. She converted to Judaism when she renewed her wedding vows with Douglas in 2004. She became a United States citizen in 1959.
Anne Buydens Children
She had two children, Eric Douglas born June 21, 1958, and died on July 6, 2004, and her eldest son Peter Douglas born November 23, 1955. She was also stepmother to actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, Kirk’s children with first wife Diana Douglas.
Anne Buydens Death
She died on April 29, 2021, aged 102 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. She died six days after her 102nd birthday, at the longtime Beverly Hills home where she shared with Douglas. She died Thursday at her home in Beverly Hills, according to an obituary provided by spokeswoman Marcia Newberger according to USA Today.
Kirk Douglas Cause of Death
No cause of death was given.
Anne Buydens Height
She stood at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall ( 1.65 m) tall.
Anne Buydens Net Worth
Anne Buydens’s net worth was estimated to be $60 Million.