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Tony Curtis (1925-2010)
Tony Curtis was a good example of the Hollywood dream. As Bernard Schwartz, Curtis came out the Bronx, New York, and spent his early years in poverty and in trouble. But when he was introduced to the theatre, his future vocation was established - though not before he had served in the Navy in World War Two.

After the War, Curtis immersed himself in the acting craft - both studying and performing, and then he got lucky when being signed by Universal in 1949. The 1950s were to see Tony Curtis appear in a number of popular movies - 'Trapeze (1956)', 'Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)', 'The Vikings (1958)', 'The Defiant Ones (1958)' - for which he was Oscar nominated as runaway convict John 'Joker' Jackson, and 'Some Like It Hot (1959)', where he showed he was a dab hand at comedy.

In the 1960s, Curtis made a memorable impression as 'The Boston Strangler (1968)', and was one of the main stars in the immortal 'Spartacus (1960)'. He also used his charm to good effect in the popular 1970s TV adventure series 'The Persuaders!', starring opposite Roger Moore.

Tony Curtis was born on June 3rd, 1925. He died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, of a cardiac arrest on September 29th, 2010. He was 85.

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Roger Moore (left) And Tony Curtis In 'The Persuaders!'
Tony Curtis (right) with Roger Moore in 'The Persuaders!'

The Persuaders: The Complete Series (Repackaged) [DVD] [1971]
The Persuaders: The Complete Series (Repackaged) [DVD] [1971] - Tony Curtis, Roger Moore


The Defiant Ones - Film Review Spartacus - Film Review The Vikings - Film Review

0753515725 American Prince: My Autobiography (Amazon.co.uk) ~ Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

TONY CURTIS DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk
TONY CURTIS DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.com

 

Tony Curtis Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

David & Fatima (2008)
The Blacksmith And The Carpenter (voice) (2007)
Play It To The Bone (1999)
Louis & Frank (1998)
Stargames (1998)
Alien X Factor (1997)
Brittle Glory (1997)
Hardball (1997)
The Immortals (1995)
Naked In New York (1993)
The Mummy Lives (1993)
Center Of The Web (1992)
Prime Target (1991)
Walter & Carlo i Amerika (1989)
Midnight (1989)
Lobster Man From Mars (1989)
Passagier - Welcome To Germany, Der (1988)
The Last Of Philip Banter (1986)
Club Life (1986)
Balboa (1986)
Insignificance (1985)
BrainWaves (1983)
Where Is Parsifal? (1983)
Othello, el comando negro (1982)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
It Rained All Night The Day I Left (1980)
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Title Shot (1979)
Double Take (1979)
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978)
The Manitou (1978)
Sextette (1978)
Casanova & Co. (1977)
The Last Tycoon (1976)
London Conspiracy (1976)
Suppose They Gave A War And Nobody Came? (1970)
Monte Carlo Or Bust (1969)
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Cintura di castit�, La (1968)
Don't Make Waves (1967)
Drop Dead Darling (1966)
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
Boeing (707) Boeing (707) (1965)
The Great Race (1965)
Sex And The Single Girl (1964)
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
Wild And Wonderful (1964)
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
The List Of Adrian Messenger (1963)
40 Pounds Of Trouble (1962)
Taras Bulba (1962)
The Outsider (1961)
The Great Impostor (1961)
Spartacus (1960)
The Rat Race (1960)
Who Was That Lady? (1960)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Perfect Furlough (1958)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Kings Go Forth (1958)
The Vikings (1958)
The Midnight Story (1957)
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
Mister Cory (1957)
Trapeze (1956)
The Square Jungle (1955)
The Rawhide Years (1955)
The Purple Mask (1955)
So This Is Paris (1955)
Six Bridges To Cross (1955)
The Black Shield Of Falworth (1954)
Johnny Dark (1954)
Beachhead (1954)
Forbidden (1953)
All American (1953)
Houdini (1953)
Son Of Ali Baba (1952)
No Room For The Groom (1952)
Flesh And Fury (1952)
The Prince Who Was A Thief (1951)
Kansas Raiders (1950)
Winchester '73 (1950) (as Anthony Curtis)
Sierra (1950) (as Anthony Curtis)
I Was A Shoplifter (1950) (as Anthony Curtis)
Francis (1950) (as Anthony Curtis)
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) (as Anthony Curtis)
The Lady Gambles (1949) (as Anthony Curtis)
City Across The River (1949) (as Anthony Curtis)
How To Smuggle A Hernia Across The Border (1949)

 

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