Kirk Douglas left most of $61M fortune to charity

Kirk Douglas has ensured his philanthropic legacy continues after his death.

The Hollywood legend, who passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 103, left behind a $61 million fortune -- most of which was delegated to various charities through the Douglas Foundation, which the actor and his wife, Anne, founded in 1964. 

According to reports, Douglas left $50 million for organizations such as the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Westwood's Sinai Temple, Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre and Douglas' alma mater St. Lawrence University. The Kirk Douglas Scholarship, which was established in 1999 to assist minority students through their studies, was the largest endowed scholarship at the university. 

Douglas' son Michael, 75, was not listed as a beneficiary, but it's unclear where the remaining $10+ million went. 

Michael announced his father's death in early February with several photos on Instagram. 

"It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," Michael wrote on Instagram. "To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to."

"But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband."

Douglas, one of seven children, was born Issur Danielovitch to illiterate Russian-Jewish immigrants in Dec. 1916. He opened up about his poor childhood in a 1988 biography titled "The Ragman's Son." 

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Kirk Douglas the slave Spartacus, ready to fight in a scene from the film 'Spartacus', 1960. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13: Actor Kirk Douglas attends the last 70mm film screening of "Spartacus" at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 31: Kirk Douglas on stage at the Starz celebration of Kirk Douglas and the impact of "Spartacus" at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on May 31, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Actress Jean Simmons clasping co-star Kirk Douglas's chin at premiere of their restored 1960 film Spartacus. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, Bill Murray during the 'What If?' skit on February 23, 1980 -- (Photo by: Fred Bronson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
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5th December 1960: Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Budyens arriving in London for the premiere of his new film, 'Spartacus'. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) This is the World Premiere of Spartacus which was shown at the DeMille Theater at 47th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. Here crowds reach out to shake hands with Kirk Douglas.
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Actors Kirk DOUGLAS and John IRELAND in a scene of the film SPARTACUS, directed by Stanley KUBRICK in 1960 and after the novel by Howard FAST. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas, still in costume while filming Spartacus, mails off his ballot for the Academy Awards in 1960.
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Actor Kirk Douglas crucified on the set of the 1960 film 'Spartacus'. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Kirk Douglas on the set of the 1960 film 'Spartacus'. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Kirk Douglas on the set of the 1960 film 'Spartacus'. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
1960: Actor Kirk Douglas on the set of the 1960 film "Spartacus". (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Kirk Douglas on the set of Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actor Kirk Douglas on the set of Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas the slave Spartacus, ready to fight in the ring in a scene from the film 'Spartacus', 1960. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
Woody Strode (1914-1994), US actor, Kirk Douglas, US actor, and in the background on the balcony, Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), British actor, John Gavin, US actor, and Nina Foch (1924-2008), Dutch actress, in a publicity still issued for the film, 'Spartacus', 1960. The historical drama, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), starred Strode as 'Draba', Douglas as 'Spartacus', Olivier as 'Crassus', Gavin as 'Julius Caesar', and Foch as 'Helena Glabrus'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
***FILE PHOTO*** Kirk Douglas Has Passed Away At 103 Years Of Age. Kirk Douglas With His Wife Anne At The Academy Awards 3-1985. Credit: 1903194Globe Photos/MediaPunch /IPX
***FILE PHOTO*** Kirk Douglas Has Passed Away At 103 Years Of Age. Washington, DC. 12-4-1994 Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House hosted by President William Jefferson Clinton and FIrst Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kirk Douglas with his wife Anne Buydens and son Eric arrive at the North Protico of the White House to attend the reception for the Kennedy Center Honorees. Credit: Mark Reinstein /MediaPunch /IPX
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