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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the later half of the 1950s he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a “fine dramatic actor,” having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of "mediocre" films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, "his first clear success," notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely. He won his first serious recognition as a skilled dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in another drama, The Defiant Ones (1958). Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis Lays Her Father to Rest

Jamie Lee Curtis Lays Her Father to Rest

Jamie Lee Curtis said one last goodbye to her father Tony Curtis today, placing a flower on the famous actor's casket during his funeral in Las Vegas.Tony -- famous for his roles in "Spartacus"… READ MORE >

Tony Curtis Is Dead

Tony Curtis
is Dead

TMZ has confirmed Tony Curtis has died of cardiac arrest.The legendary actor passed away Wednesday in his Las Vegas home.As we previously reported, Tony -- who suffered from chronic obstructive… READ MORE >

- 1551 days ago
Tony Curtis Hospitalized -- Breathing Problems

Tony Curtis Hospitalized --
Breathing Problems

TMZ has learned Tony Curtis has been hospitalized outside of Las Vegas since last week -- after experiencing breathing problems during a local appearance. Sources close to the actor tell TMZ Tony… READ MORE >

- 1630 days ago
Some Like It Taut

Some
Like It Taut

Looking like William Shatner's surgically reassembled long lost twin, Hollywood legend Tony Curtis accepted the Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award in L.A. on Thursday. Twenty thousand leagues… READ MORE >

- 2579 days ago
Tony Curtis -- Rug Rat

Tony Curtis --
Rug Rat

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis wigged out at the grand opening of The Playboy Club at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday.The 81-year-old showed up to the event sporting one… READ MORE >

- 3003 days ago

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