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Michael Douglas reflects on death of mother, a ‘class act’

Michael Douglas, left, and Paul Rudd attend a special screening of "Ant-Man" hosted by The Cinema Society and Audi at the SVA Theatre on Monday, July 13, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)n

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Douglas took a moment reflect on the memory of his mother, Diana, who died earlier this month at 92 after a bout with cancer.

“My mother had an incredible sense of dignity and was a class act,” Douglas told The Associated Press Monday night at a special screening for his latest film, “Ant-Man.”

Douglas went on to call her a “lady” and alluded to his shortcomings.

“I’ve let her down a couple of times in my life, but she certainly was a strong influence,” he said.

The actress was married to Kirk Douglas, but they divorced in 1951. Kirk Douglas will turn 99 in December.

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



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