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July 20, 1986

"First there was Kirk Douglas . . . ," goes the Kansas City TV ad for the play "Butterflies Are Free," currently playing there. "Then Michael Douglas. . . ."

You guessed it--Eric Douglas, son of Kirk, is the star, and he's not bashful about capitalizing on the family name. He "certainly carries a family resemblance," quotes the spot from a K.C. Star review. And if you had any doubts, the ad predicts that Eric is "the next Douglas superstar. . . !"

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