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Tony Curtis (I) (1925–2010)


Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks", and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself, so he ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Stage: Appears (as "Osgood Fielding III") in "Some Like It Hot" musical by Peter Stone, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, based on the screenplay by Billy Wilder and 'I.A.L. Diamond' (Fqv), based on a story by Robert Thoeren (Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia) See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 16 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Anthony Curtis | James Curtis

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[about first meeting Marilyn Monroe] She was 19 and didn't look anything like what she became. She had reddish-brown hair and her figure was not distinguished yet. Her bosoms weren't what they were later and her legs were a little scrawny, but she was putting it all together. Don't you see? Once she accepted she was a woman, then, look out, world. There was no guy that was safe. If she liked you,... See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in Sugar, a stage musical based on Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959) . He appeared as millionaire Osgood Fielding III, the character played by Joe E. Brown in the film. See more »

Trademark:

Pretty-boy looks See more »

Nickname:

Boinie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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