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#1 8 years ago


Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died at age 85, Entertainment Tonight reported Thursday. Entertainment Tonight said a representative for the actor's daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, confirmed the death but did not provide further details. Curtis appeared in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, and received an Oscar nomination in 1959 for "The Defiant Ones," in which he starred with Sidney Poitier. Born Bernard Schwartz in New York City on June 3, 1925, Curtis grew up in the city's Bronx section. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and upon his release he returned to New York City to attend acting classes. A contract with Universal Pictures took him to Hollywood, where he made his debut in 1948's "Criss Cross." The actor appeared in more than 140 major motion pictures, appears on the cover of The Beatles's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album and voiced the character "Stony Curtis" on the cartoon "The Flintstones." Curtis married five times and has six children. His daughter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, is from first marriage to actress Janet Leigh. Curtis is survived by his wife, Jill VandenBerg, and his five children.

A shame. I always liked Tony Curtis and he made some great movies and was never afraid to take the piss out of himself. Sad news.