Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010

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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

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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.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Pickman, Chanler, and Clifford families' correspondence and other papers, ca. 1893-2006. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
creatorOf Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. Marilyn Monroe : certains l'aiment chaud. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Tony Curtis collection [ca. 2002-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Ben Johnson Papers, 1951-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. Some like it hot / Billy Wilder, réal., scénario ; I. A. L. Diamond, scénario ; Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon... [et al.]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Yordan, Philip. Houdini, 1952 Sept. 5 / Philip Yordan. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. Marilyn Monroe [Multimédia multisupport] : certains l'aiment chaud. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf O'Hara, Gerry, 1924-.... Momie [Multimédia multisupport] : la résurrection / Gerry O'Hara, réal. ; Nelson Gidding, scénario ; Dov Seltzer, comp. ; Tony Curtis, Greg Wrangler, Leslie Hardy... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Division. Administrative records series, 1934-1961. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
creatorOf Tony Curtis Papers, 1948-1975 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Fornwalt, Russell J. Career guidance, great advice from great people, 1952-1960. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010. Papers, 1948-1975. University of California, Los Angeles
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associatedWith Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Fornwalt, Russell J. person
associatedWith Johnson, Ben, 1902-1967 person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Pickman family. family
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Unger, Arthur person
associatedWith Yordan, Philip. person
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Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
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Actors
Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
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Birth 1925-06-03

Death 2010-09-29

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