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Tony Curtis

Knowledge Identifier: +Tony_Curtis


Tony Curtis

American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (65%), United Kingdom (5%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, Some Like It Hot

Linked to: The New School, American Film Institute, City College of New York, Democratic Party




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Tony Curtis was born in 1925 add something


"'Tony Curtis"' was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s add something


Harry Belafonte - At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator alongside Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter_Matthau, Bea Arthur and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre


On September 2, 1945, Curtis witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship's signal bridge about a mile away add something


In 1948, Curtis arrived in Hollywood , at age 23 add something


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 add something


Corinne Calvet - In the 1950s, Calvet appeared in a string of films, usually playing French characters, opposite such leading men as Danny Kaye , Joseph Cotten , James Cagney , James Stewart , Alan Ladd , Tony Curtis and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


Universal Studios - In the 1950s, Universal-International brought back a series of Arabian Nights films, many starring Tony Curtis


His first wife was actress Janet Leigh, to whom he was married from 1951 to 1962, and with whom he fathered actresses Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis add something


The Vikings (1958 film) - "The Vikings" was the third of five films in which husband-and-wife Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh starred together during their 11 year marriage from 1951 to 1962


Jesse Hibbs - He got his first opportunity to direct in 1953, on the Tony Curtis football drama "The All American"


Howard Pyle - The novel was adapted into a 1954 film entitled "The Black Shield of Falworth" starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh


Katy Jurado - In 1955, Katy traveled to Italy for the filming of "Trapeze", directed by Carol Reed, with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida


Gregory Walcott - While serving in the Army, he appeared as a drill instructor in the film "Battle Cry", as a military policeman in 1955's war-themed classic "Mister Roberts" with Henry Fonda, as the drill instructor with Tony Curtis in "The Outsider", and later "Midway" as Capt


Gina Lollobrigida - She appeared in the circus drama "Trapeze" directed by Carol Reed with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in 1956 and starred in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" directed by Jean Delannoy with Anthony Quinn the same year


Some Like It Hot - "'Some Like It Hot"' is an American comedy film, made during 1958 and released during 1959, which was directed by Billy Wilder and featured Tony Curtis, Jack_Lemmon, George Raft and Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe - Tony Curtis, her co-star from "Some Like It Hot," claimed Monroe became pregnant during their on-off affair that was rekindled during the filming of "Some Like It Hot" in 1959, while she was still married to Arthur Miller


Operation Petticoat - "'Operation Petticoat"' is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis


Curtis was a lifelong Democrat and attended the 1960 Democratic National Convention alongside such liberal performers as Edward G. Robinson, Shelley Winters, Ralph Bellamy, and Lee Marvin add something


In 1960, he co-starred in "Spartacus", which became another major hit for him add something


In the early 1960s, he was a voice-over guest star on "The Flintstones" as "Stony Curtis" add something


Janet Leigh - Leigh was a Democrat and appeared alongside Tony Curtis at the 1960 Democratic National Convention


Vitina Marcus - She was cast in Irwin Allen's 1960 production of "The Lost World", as well as "Taras Bulba" with Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner


Charles Stevens (actor) - He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1961 film "The Outsider", opposite Tony Curtis


Sue Ane Langdon - Her film debut came in 1961's "The Great Impostor", which starred Tony Curtis


Tommy Vig - In 1961 he settled in Las Vegas, where he performed with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Curtis, Woody_Allen, Judy Garland, and Tony Bennett.


Ira Hayes - "The Outsider" was filmed in 1961, directed by World War II veteran turned film director Delbert Mann and starring Tony Curtis


They divorced in 1962, and in 1963, Curtis married Christine Kaufmann, the 17-year-old German co-star of his latest film, "Taras Bulba add something


Christine Kaufmann - In 1963, Kaufmann married Tony Curtis, whom she had met during the filming of "Taras Bulba"


Marcel Dalio - After appearing again with Tony Curtis in "Wild and Wonderful" in 1964, Dalio returned to France


Peter Falk - Other roles included a comical crook in the 1964 Rat Pack film, "Robin and the 7 Hoods", and the 1965 spoof "The Great Race", with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis


Sex and the Single Girl (film) - "'Sex and the Single Girl"' is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie_Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer


Marvin Kaplan - Among other roles, Kaplan costarred in the 1965 Blake Edwards comedy "The Great Race" alongside Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie_Wood and Peter Falk


His most significant serious part came in 1968 when he starred in the true-life drama "The Boston Strangler", which some consider his "last major film role add something


Ernie Barnes - In 1971 Barnes, along with Mike Henry, created the "Super Comedy Bowl", a CBS television variety special which showcased pro athletes with celebrities such as John Wayne, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Joe Namath, Jack Lemmon, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Tony Curtis


Tamar Simon Hoffs - In 1974 she co-wrote Warner Brothers' "Lepke", starring Tony Curtis


He was part of the all-star ensemble in Elia Kazan's 1976 drama "The Last Tycoon" add something


Jaclyn Smith - Then came a leading role in Joyce Haber's "The Users" with Tony Curtis and John Forsythe in 1978


According to the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette", Curtis, who had a problem with alcoholism and drug abuse, went though the treatment center of the Betty Ford Clinic in the mid 1980s, which was successful for him add something


Throughout his life, Curtis enjoyed painting, and since the early 1980s, painted as a second career add something


In 1984, Curtis was rushed to hospital suffering from advanced cirrhosis as a result of his alcoholism and cocaine addiction add something


Beginning in 1990, Curtis and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis took a renewed interest in their family's Hungarian Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the "Great Synagogue" in Budapest, Hungary add something


Michael Kunze - In 1991, he conceived the international Peter Ustinov Gala in Paris, celebrating Sir Peter UstinovĀ“s 70th birthday, starring Sir Yehudin Menuhin, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Petula Clark, Tony Curtis and Monserrat Caballe


They met in a restaurant in 1993 and married in 1998 add something


Ralph Macchio - In 1993, Macchio portrayed Chris, the sexually confused best friend of Eric Stoltz's character, in the indie film "Naked in New York", along with such notable actors as Mary-Louise Parker, Jill Clayburgh, Kathleen Turner, and Tony Curtis


Also in 1994, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation awarded its Lone Sailor award for his naval service and his subsequent acting career add something


In 1994, a mural featuring his likeness, painted by the artist George Sportelli, was unveiled on the Sunset Boulevard overpass of the Hollywood Freeway Highway 101 in California add something


The Persuaders! - In 1995 Peugeot released an advertisement for the 306 car, with the theme of the opening title sequence, the split screen process and even the voice of Michel Roux, who dubbed Tony Curtis in the French broadcast of the original series


Greydon Clark - His most recent work was writing and directing the 1998 science fiction movie "Stargames", starring Tony Curtis


CineVegas - In 2001, the Festival presented Tony Curtis the first Marquee *award for lifetime achievement


Some Like It Hot - In 2002, Tony Curtis performed in a stage production of the film


The Persuaders! - It was restored to a very high standard in recent years by the Aston Martin factory and is still in private ownership in the UK. Both Roger Moore and Tony Curtis have signed the underside of the lid of the car's luggage compartment, Moore at Pinewood Studios in May 2003 and Curtis at Cheltenham in October 2008


In 2004, he was inducted into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Hall of Fame add something


In March 2006, Curtis received the Sony Ericsson Empire Lifetime Achievement award add something


Curtis nearly died when he contracted pneumonia in December 2006 and was in a coma for several days add something


In 2007, his painting "The Red Table" was on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City add something


In 2008, he was featured in the documentary "The Jill & Tony Curtis Story" about his efforts with his wife to rescue horses from slaughterhouses add something


On May 22, 2009, Curtis apologized to the BBC radio audience after he used three profanities in a six-minute interview with BBC presenter William Crawley add something

Tony Curtis died in 2010 add something


On July 8, 2010, Curtis, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , was hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering an asthma attack during a book-signing engagement in Henderson, Nevada, Nevada, where he lived add something


Curtis died at his Henderson, Nevada home on September 29, 2010, of a cardiac arrest add something


He was interred at Palm Memorial Park Cemetery in Green Valley, Nevada, on October 4, 2010 add something


The mural was relocated to Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson Avenue in September 2011 add something


Malcolm Hall (fashion designer) - On September 17, 2011, the Malcolm Hall jacket made for Tony Curtis was sold at the "Property from the Estate of Tony Curtis" auction