“I am Spartacus!”
That is what many people think of when they think of Kirk Douglas, in his role in the 1960 film Spartacus as the leader of a slave revolt in ancient Rome. But did you know he once made his home in Greenwich Village? While he was a struggling actor at the beginning of what would be an auspicious career, he lived here in the years before World War II. He would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men in the mid-20th century, as well as a film producer, philanthropist, and author.