Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis Has Died

Tony Curtis, one of my favorite actors of all time, has died. He was 85.









29 comments:

Merlin D. Bear said...

RIP Bernard - may you pass on knowing that you enriched many lives.
You were one helluva actor.
And so another piece of Old Hollywood passes into history.

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Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Some Like it Hot is one of my favourite movies, and I don't even like movies. Also, he was a complete babe in his youth.

Sad.

Cheryl said...

I kind of thought he'd live forever. He turned into such a fun old coot. For a brief moment in time Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were the most glamorous couple in Hollywood. R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

I am sure now that he is dead we will be hearing some nasty stories about him.

Cheryl said...

@Sylvia- He's already told some nasty stories about himself and he has never claimed to be an angel. As long as Darwin Porter stays out of it everything will be ok.

The Nightmare Child said...

Thank you for all the great memories, Tony. May you rest in peace. And say hi to Marilyn for all of us.

Aly said...

Let's hope the stuff about a certain child doesn't come popping up again.

Jackie said...

This shocked me. He was such a great actor. I'm going to have to watch Some Like It Hot tonight in honor of him.(Say hello to Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon from all of us fans of SLIH.)

sunnyside1213 said...

Been a big month for death. RIP you handsome critter.

fairylights said...

Oh no, this one was a real surprise, wasn't it. Thanks for all the wonderful movies, TC, you will be remembered and loved.

RocketQueen said...

That second to last picture is hilarious :)

Can anyone tell me which movie the third to last picture is from?

austinrob said...

Read that Some Like It Hot was supposed to be one of the greatest comedies ever a while back. Well it was way before my time, but I did catch it on AMC a few weeks back & laughed out loud many many times. I thought it was great! And very very funny in case there is anyone else out there who hasn't seen it yet. Worth watching.

Cheryl said...

@RocketQueen-That's from the Defiant One's

BigMama said...

Bless him, he was hilarious! What a great actor. And he wore a dress better than most women. ;)
RIP and thanks for the great movies.

Majik said...

One of my faves as well...well deserved rest, dear heart.

RocketQueen said...

Thanks Cheryl - heard of it but never seen it!

amazonblue said...

He was fabulous in The Sweet Smell of Success with Burt Lancaster. It's a great film.

skeeball said...

@RocketQueen~Check out the Defiant Ones. Tony was nominated for an Oscar for this performance

kathrynnova said...

aw, this is so sad! i read somewhere earlier this year that he wanted to get back in the game and start acting again - which would've been amazing!

rest in peace tony. you will be deeply missed.

ali said...

I will always love the Great Race. Brandy - more brandy! RIP

peabee said...

Loved his small part in "Paris When it Sizzles" - I watch that movie just for him.

Jamie's Girl said...

He was always for the most part, snubbed by the Academy, if you can believe that.

GoGo said...

I had no idea he was a such a hottie! I know my mom loved Bernie Schwartz but I ne'er realised... AND the movies! I LOVE "Some Like It Hot" and "Operation Petticoat" (Cary... sigh!), but "The Great Race" for the win! Maybe that's why I always loved the old "Wacky Races" cartoon with Dick Dasterdly abd Myttley! I wanted to be Penelope Pitstop! Thoughts and peace to Tony's family and friends. Thanks for a LOT of great entertainment! RIP Tony!
AND... today is "The Flintstones" 50th anniversary -- I ne'er knew until today that it was really HIM voicing Stony Curtis!

nunaurbiz said...

RIP, Tony! I was fortunate enough to have interviewed him and met him a few years ago.

Here's the link: http://www.classicmovies.org/articles/aa031200a.htm

The interview was by phone, but I met him when he came to town and he was very sweet, very flirtatious and very appreciative (and not in a vulgar way) of my decolletage!

PJ Nelson said...

The next to last photo is just wonderful - shows his humor :)

verylargecolt said...

Something many fans may not know is that he spent his last years rescuing horses on his Nevada ranch. His wife is going to continue his work in that regard.

http://www.shilohhorserescue.com

Also, if you are in the Las Vegas area, his memorial service will be on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Palm Mortuary and is open to the public - his fans are welcome.

bionic bunny! said...

according to what my very conservative parents went on about back in the sixties, i believe he was black balled because of some drug charges (pot) and refused to apologize or some other nonsense.
that was the basic gist of it.
and he probably protested the war. heaven forfend!!

Mari said...

Ever get the chance watch the UK television series "The Persuaders" Tony and Roger Moore, sheer awesomeness. That and "The Avengers" raised me, LOL.
RIP Bernie, ya were a beauty.

RocketQueen said...

@verylargecolt - that's very good to know :)

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