Saturday, October 02, 2010

RIP: Tony Curtis 1925-2010

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis passed away this past Wednesday at the age of 85. His career spanned six decades.
Here I am with Tony in 2007. In addition to his acting career, Tony was also a successful artist. His paintings sold for as much as $25,000 each.
Tony co-starred with his wife at the time, actress Janet Leigh in the George Pal film, "Houdini". Together they had two children, actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Tony with Jack Lemmon in probably his most famous film, "Some Like It Hot".
Tony and Marilyn Monroe in the Billy Wilder film.
Last year I attended "The Magic of Tony Curtis" at the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA. The theater, which opened in 1918, was the first movie palace to be built by Sid Grauman, who later went on to build the Egyptian and Chinese theater on Hollywood Blvd.
Tony's films, "Houdini" and "Some Like It Hot" were screened.

The acting legend also made an appearence on stage.
Gloria Stuart, Eddie Fisher, and now Tony Curtis have passed away within a week of each other. RIP.