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Tony Curtis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tony Curtis (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 over 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 1950's 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 then gave what many believe was his best acting, in a completely different role, the comedy Some Like It Hot (1959). Thomson calls it an "outrageous film," and it was voted the number 1 funniest film in history from a survey done by the American Film Institute. It costarred Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and was directed by Billy Wilder. That was followed by Blake Edwards’ comedy Operation Petticoat (1959) with Cary Grant. They were both “frantic comedies,” and displayed "his impeccable comic timing." He often collaborated with Edwards on later films. 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." The part reinforced his reputation as a serious actor with his "chilling portrayal" of serial killer Albert DeSalvo. He gained 30 pounds and had his face "rebuilt" with a false nose to look like the real DeSalvo. Curtis was the father of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis by his first wife, actress Janet Leigh. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tony Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 3, 1925 In Bronx, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hollywood Babylon
Latest Project:
Series Murder in Three Acts 2016
Known For
Poster of The One Show
Poster of This Morning
Poster of Bracken's World
Poster of The Academy Awards
Series Hollywood Babylon Unknown 2019
Series Murder in Three Acts Unknown 2016
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Movie Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
Movie David & Fatima Mr. Schwartz 2008-06-27
Movie The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2006-06-25
Movie The Making of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2006-06-25
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Movie Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten Himself 2006-03-15
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie CSI Las Vegas: Grave Danger Himself 2005-05-19
Series Hope & Faith Unknown 2003-09-26
Movie Reflections of Evil Host 2002-03-22
Movie Tony Curtis on 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2001-05-22
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Play It to the Bone Himself (Ringside Fan) 1999-12-25
Movie Star Games King Fendel 1998-06-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man Jack Steele 1997-05-13
Movie Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball Wald 1997-03-30
Movie The Celluloid Closet Himself 1996-01-30
Movie The Immortals Dominic 1995-10-05
Movie Beauty and the Bandit Lucky Bergstrom 1994-04-03
Movie Naked in New York Carl Fisher 1993-11-10
Movie The Mummy Lives Aziru / Dr. Mohassid 1993-07-10
Movie Center of the Web Stephen Moore 1992-05-15
Movie Christmas in Connecticut Alexander Yardley 1992-04-13
Movie Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box Himself 1991-11-29
Movie Prime Target Copella 1991-09-27
Movie Walter and Carlo in America WIlly La Rouge 1989-11-24
Movie Midnight Mr. B 1989-07-01
Movie Tarzan in Manhattan Archimedes Porter 1989-04-15
Movie Lobster Man from Mars J.P. Shelldrake 1989-01-01
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Welcome to Germany Mr. Cornfield 1988-05-04
Movie Balboa Ernie Stoddard 1986-01-02
Movie Club Life Hector 1986-01-01
Movie Murder in Three Acts Charles Cartwright 1986-09-30
Movie Half Nelson 1985-03-24
Movie Insignificance The Senator 1985-01-01
Movie Where Is Parsifal? 1985-07-19
Movie BrainWaves Dr. Clavius 1983-08-05
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Black Commando Col. Iago 1982-11-15
Movie Portrait Of A Showgirl Joey DeLeon 1982-04-09
Movie The Million Dollar Face Chester Masterson 1981-03-11
Movie The Mirror Crack'd Martin N. Fenn 1980-09-19
Movie It Rained All Night the Day I Left Robert Talbot 1980-08-05
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Unknown 1980-04-15
Movie Little Miss Marker Blackie 1980-03-21
Movie The Scarlett O'Hara War David O. Selznick 1980-01-01
Movie Electric Blue 003 Himself 1980-01-01
Movie Sextette Alexei Karansky 1978-03-03
Movie The Manitou Harry Erskine 1978-04-28
Series Vega$ Roth 1978-04-25
Movie The Users Randy Brent 1978-10-01
Movie The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Marvin Lazar 1978-06-30
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Movie Casanova & Co. Giacomo ´/ Casanova 1977-03-01
Movie The Last Tycoon Rodriguez 1976-11-18
Series McCoy McCoy 1975-03-11
Movie The Count of Monte-Cristo Fernand Morcerf Mondego 1975-01-10
Movie Lepke Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter 1975-01-01
Movie Mission: Monte Carlo Danny Wilde 1974-01-01
Movie The Third Girl from the Left Joey Jordan 1973-10-17
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series The Persuaders! Danny Wilde 1971-09-17
Movie Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Shannon Gambroni 1970-09-11
Movie You Can't Win 'Em All Adam Dyer 1970-07-23
Movie Monte Carlo or Bust! Chester Schofield 1969-04-28
Series Bracken's World Unknown 1969-09-19
Movie Rosemary's Baby Donald Baumgart (voice) (uncredited) 1968-06-12
Movie The Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo 1968-10-08
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... Guerrando da Montone 1967-12-01
Movie Don't Make Waves Carlo Cofield 1967-06-20
Movie Not With My Wife, You Don't! Tom Ferris 1966-11-02
Movie Arrivederci, Baby! Nick Johnson 1966-12-28
Movie Chamber of Horrors Mr. Julian 1966-10-28
Movie Boeing, Boeing Bernard Lawrence 1965-12-22
Movie The Great Race The Great Leslie 1965-07-01
Movie Sex and the Single Girl Bob Weston 1964-12-25
Movie Goodbye Charlie George Wellington Tracy 1964-11-18
Movie Wild and Wonderful Terry Williams 1964-06-09
Movie Paris When It Sizzles Maurice / Philippe 1964-03-01
Movie Captain Newman, M.D. Cpl. Jackson 'Jake' Leibowitz 1963-12-25
Movie The List of Adrian Messenger Cameo 1963-05-29
Movie 40 Pounds of Trouble Steve McCluskey 1962-01-01
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Taras Bulba Andrei Bulba 1962-11-21
Movie The Great Impostor Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. / Martin Donner / Dr. Gilbert / Ben. W. Stone / Dr. Joseph Mornay / Robert Boyd Hammnd 1961-03-01
Movie The Outsider Ira Hamilton Hayes 1961-12-01
Movie Pepe Himself 1960-12-21
Movie Spartacus Antoninus 1960-10-06
Series The Flintstones Unknown 1960-09-30
Movie The Rat Race Pete Hammond Jr. 1960-07-10
Movie Who Was That Lady? David Wilson 1960-04-15
Movie Operation Petticoat Lt. (j.g.) Nicholas Holden 1959-12-05
Movie Some Like It Hot Joe (Josephine) 1959-03-18
Movie The Perfect Furlough Cpl. Paul Hodges 1958-10-01
Movie The Defiant Ones John 'Joker' Jackson 1958-08-14
Movie The Vikings Eric 1958-06-28
Movie Kings Go Forth Caporal Britt Harris 1958-01-01
Movie Mister Cory Cory 1957-02-23
Movie Sweet Smell of Success Sidney Falco 1957-06-27
Movie The Midnight Story Joe Martini 1957-08-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Trapeze Tino Orsini 1956-05-30
Movie The Rawhide Years Ben Matthews 1955-11-28
Movie The Purple Mask Rene de Traviere/ The Purple Mask 1955-06-15
Movie Six Bridges to Cross Jerry Florea 1955-01-19
Movie The Square Jungle Eddie Quaid 1955-01-01
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere Himself 1954-09-28
Movie The Black Shield Of Falworth Myles Falworth 1954-09-02
Movie Johnny Dark Johnny Dark 1954-06-25
Movie Beachhead Burke 1954-02-05
Movie Forbidden Eddie Darrow 1953-12-02
Movie The All American Nick Bonelli 1953-09-23
Movie Houdini Harry Houdini 1953-07-02
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Flesh and Fury Paul Callan 1952-03-27
Movie No Room for the Groom Alvah Morrell 1952-06-13
Movie Son of Ali Baba Kashma Baba 1952-08-15
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Prince Who Was a Thief Julna 1951-07-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Kansas Raiders Kit Dalton 1950-08-19
Movie Winchester '73 Doan 1950-07-12
Movie Sierra Brent Coulter 1950-06-01
Movie I Was a Shoplifter Pepe (as Anthony Curtis) 1950-05-13
Movie Francis Capt. Jones (as Anthony Curtis) 1950-01-01
Movie Johnny Stool Pigeon Joey Hyatt (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-09-22
Movie The Lady Gambles Bellboy (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-05-20
Movie City Across the River Mitch (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-04-07
Movie Criss Cross Gigolo 1949-01-12
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
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