June 3, 1925
September 29, 2010
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
75 kg | 165.5 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Tony Curtis was born in The Bronx, Manhattan, New York, United States, on June 3, 1925, was an American actor.
Young Tony Curtis first started performing in school play, at the age of sixteen.
He made his big screen debut in movie Criss Cross (1949) in uncredited role as rumba dancer.
He got his television debut in comedy music movie Allen in Movieland (1955) in role as Himself.
Tony's breakthrough performance came as Tino Orsini in circus movie Trapeze (1956).
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture— Drama for his role as John "Joker" Jackson in drama thriller film The Defiant Ones (1958).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Sidney Falco in drama noir movie Sweet Smell of Success (1957).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture— Drama for his role as Albert DeSalvo in neo-noir drama movie The Boston Strangler (1968).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his role as David O. Selznick in drama film The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980).
He was nominated for the Bambi Award for Best Actor, International for his role as Joe /"Josephine"/ "Shell Oil Junior" in romantic comedy film Some Like It Hot (1959).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance for his role as David Wilson in comedy movie Who Was That Lady? (1960).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance for his role as Steve McCluskey in comedy film 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962).
Spartacus (1960) epic historical drama as Antoninus
Operation Petticoat (1959) action romance as Lieutenant Nicholas Holden
Houdini (1953) biography drama as Harry Houdini
Taras Bulba (1962) drama action as Andriy Bulba
The Last Tycoon (1976) drama romance as Rodriguez
The Great Race (1965) comedy action as Leslie Gallant III (The Great Leslie)
The Vikings (1958) epic historical action as Eric
Insignificance (1985) comedy drama as Senator
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975) drama history as Fernand Mondego
Boeing Boeing (1965) comedy as Bernard Lawrence
He was nominated for the Bravo Otto Award for Best Male TV Star for his role as Danny Wilde / Aunt Sophie in ITC Entertainment action comedy series The Persuaders! (1971-1972).
McCoy (1975-1976) NBC comedy drama series as McCoy
Vega$ (1978-1981) ABC private detective crime drama series as Roth
He hosted drama series Hollywood Babylon (1992–1993).
Attended Seward Park High School in Manhattan, New York City.
Attended City College of New York.
Studied acting at The New School in Greenwich Village.
Had two younger brothers, Julius and Robert.
Had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
He signed contract with Universal Pictures in 1948.
He was discovered by talent agent Joyce Selznick.
Served in the United States Navy (1942-1945).
He also had a second career as a painter, since the early 1980s.
His favorite actor was Cary Grant.
Elvis Presley copied his duck-tail hairstyle.
He was close friend with Jerry Lewis.
Published autobiography "American Prince: A Memoir" in 2008 and "The Making of Some Like it Hot: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie" in 2009.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6817 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
He toured in a musical adaptation of "Some Like It Hot" in 2002.
Founded the Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture in 1998.
Received the Sony Ericsson Empire Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
He won the Golden Globe Award for World Film Favorite, Male in 1958 and 1961.
Received the David di Donatello Award in 2001 and Empire Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Curtis died on September 29, 2010, Henderson, Nevada, United States, at the age of 85.
He was married to:
Jill Vandenberg (1998-2010)
Lisa Deutsch (1993-1994)
Andrea Savio (1984-1992)
Leslie Allen (1968-1982) they had two sons, Nicholas and Benjamin Curtis
Christine Kaufmann (1963-1968) they had two daughters, Alexandra and Allegra
Janet Leigh (1951-1962) they had two daughters, Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis
He briefly dated Marilyn Monroe in 1948.
He dated Debee Ashby (1984), Natalie Wood (1960-1961) and Gloria DeHaven (1954).