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Douglas tribute to 'class act' mum

Published 14/07/2015

Michael Douglas reflected on the loss of his mother Diana
Michael Douglas reflected on the loss of his mother Diana

Michael Douglas has paid tribute to his mother Diana, who died after a battle with cancer.

"My mother had an incredible sense of dignity and was a class act," Douglas, 70, said at a special screening for his latest film, Ant-Man, in New York.

The Hollywood actor called her a "lady" and alluded to his shortcomings, saying: "I've let her down a couple of times in my life, but she certainly was a strong influence."

His mother was married to Spartacus star Kirk Douglas, but they divorced in 1951. Kirk Douglas will be 99 in December.

Ant-Man is based on the Marvel comic of the same name and stars Paul Rudd in the title role.

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