Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010

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Dates:
Birth 1925-06-03
Death 2010-09-29
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, NY; served in navy during WWII; theatrical training and professional debut in NY; signed to films by Universal, 1949; became a star by 1951; by the late 1950s Curtis had broadened his range from swashbuckling hero to dramatic actor, in films such as Sweet smell of success and The defiant ones, and comedy star, in Some like it hot; married to Janet Leigh, 1951-1962; starred in the early '70s TV series The persuaders; author of novel, Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparrow (1977).

From the description of Papers, 1948-1975. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38000115

Biography

Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York; served in navy during World War II; theatrical training and professional debut in New York; signed to films by Universal, 1949; became a star by 1951; by the late 1950s Curtis had broadened his range from swashbuckling hero to dramatic actor, in films such as Sweet smell of success and The defiant ones, and comedy star, in Some like it hot ; married to Janet Leigh, 1951-1962; starred in the early '70s TV series The persuaders ; author of novel, Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparrow (1977).

From the guide to the Tony Curtis Papers, 1948-1975, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources

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