Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas, dies at 92

In this April 7, 2003 file photo, actor Kirk Douglas poses with his ex-wife Diana Douglas, their son Michael Douglas and Michael's son Cameron Douglas in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Michael Douglas's production company says she died of cancer on Saturday at a movie industry retirement home in Woodland Hills.

Born in Bermuda, Douglas was an actress and model who appeared in dozens of movies and TV episodes. As a model, she was on the cover of Life magazine in May 1943.

Kirk Douglas, an acquaintance from acting school, saw the cover and vowed to marry her.

They tied the knot that year and had two sons, Michael and Joel, before divorcing in 1951.

They remained on amicable terms and appeared together in several later films, including her last movie, 2003's "It Runs in the Family."

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