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  • Writer's pictureAugust Sorenson

Alumni Collaborations: 'Lonely Are the Brave'

Every week we like to look back at one of our most recognizable and celebrated alumni collaborations in history.

This week we want to celebrate "Lonely Are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglas (Class of 1941) and Gena Rowland’s (Class of 1952). Premiering in 1960, Kirk Douglas considers this his favorite movie to have worked on.

When preparing a compilation of film clips for Kirk Douglas' life achievement award by the Shoah Foundation, Steven Spielberg couldn't locate footage from this film, and asked Universal Pictures for a clip. Spielberg recommended to the studio that the film be green-lit for preservation, which it was.

Originally published on The Academy's Alumni Facebook.


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