Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis,1925-2010. R.I.P.

Actor Tony Curtis died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 85.

Curtis was at his peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s with roles in films such as The Defiant Ones with Sidney Poitier (for which he received only Oscar nomination), Some Like It Hot with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe and Spartacus with Kirk Douglas.

In recent years, Curtis devoted more of his time to painting.

He was the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Curtis served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. I did not know he witnessed the Japanese surrender.

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