When Douglas was announced, he strode confidently on stage. He still looked notably thinner than usual, but was otherwise happy and clearly humbled by the response. For nearly a full minute, the crowd of who's who in Hollywood were on their feet in praise of his strength, resilience and importance to their chosen medium.
Repeating "Thank you" over and again, Douglas tried to calm the crowd. We began to wonder if the orchestra might play him off just to keep the show in under time, even though he wasn't an award winner.
Finally, after the crowd subsided, Douglas deadpanned, "There's just got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation."
A class act all the way, no matter the reasoning behind it, we think Douglas is well-deserving of the response he got and we wish him continued good health and success.
Article written by Jason Hughes
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