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Kirk Douglas Wrote Love Letters To His Wife Of 65 Years | Letters Reveal Hollywood’s Longest Love Story
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Kirk Douglas Wrote Love Letters To His Wife Of 65 Years | Letters Reveal Hollywood’s Longest Love Story

Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens fell in love at first sight and kept their tradition of writing letters for over 60 years.

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Legendary American actor and filmmaker, Kirk Douglas, had fallen in love with Anne Buydens almost six decades ago. But the couple never ditched their tradition of writing love letters to each other till their last days together. Through tough times in their 65-year-long marriage, writing letters became a means to maintain communication and express their unspoken feelings for one another. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anne was still married to her then-husband, Albert Buydens when she first met Kirk Douglas. Per the outlet, Anne was obligated to stay married to Albert because he had helped her escape the Nazi invasion of Germany. However, Buydens was initially reluctant to act on her feelings for Douglas.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

 
36-year-old Douglas and 33-year-old Buydens first met in Paris in 1953 when the actor was looking for a bilingual assistant and he was introduced to Anne Buydens, who was the assistant to filmmaker John Huston. Back then Kirk Douglas was nelly divorced from his first wife, Diana, and was enamored with Italian actress Pier Angeli, as per the outlet.