Kirk Douglas’ wife and philanthropist, Anne Buydens, has died. She was 102.

The longtime Hollywood staple, who presided over The Bryna Company and the Douglas Foundation until her death, died peacefully at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., representatives for the Douglas family told Fox News on Thursday.

Buydens first met the movie star love of her life in 1953 when Douglas offered her a job as his publicist while he was in Paris to film “Act of Love.” Although she initially rebuffed a dinner date from the late star, Buydens instead opted for scrambled eggs at home a few hours later.