Anne Douglas, wife to the late Kirk Douglas and stepmother to actor Michael Douglas, died Thursday at her Beverly Hills home at age 102.

“My father could never keep a secret. Anne was just the opposite,” Michael Douglas said in a statement released by the family. “That’s why when I read their co-authored book, `Kirk and Anne,’ in which she talked about her early life in Germany; her war years in occupied Paris; her career before she met my father; she also included their private correspondence, which gave me new insights into their courtship and marriage.

“Anne was more than a stepmother, and never `wicked.’ She brought out the best in all of us, especially our father. Dad would never have had the career he did without Anne’s support and partnership. Catherine and I and the children adored her. She will always be in our hearts.”

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