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June 3, 1925 - September 29, 2010 - American actor.
During the Second World War, he was wounded by the Japanese while defending the island of Guam. He made his debut on the big screen in the cameo role of the rumba dancer in the classic film noir, Criss Cross (1949). Curtis's portrayal in these early films was calculated to win over the teenage girls audience. His hairstyle became so fashionable that Elvis Presley himself imitated it. Rumor has it that Universal received over 10,000 fan letters every week asking them to send a lock of hair from Tony Curtis's head.
In 1953, the actor played Harry Houdini in the film of the same name along with his wife, Janet Lee. His daughter from this marriage, Jamie Lee Curtis, became a famous actress. After his divorce from Lee in 1962, Curtis had five more wives, and his last chosen one is 42 years younger than him. Despite his popularity with the public, critics treated the young actor with disdain. In search of more serious roles, in 1957 Curtis brilliantly played in the film adaptation of Lehman's play "The Sweet Smell of Success." The following year, he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the acclaimed social drama about the fragility of racial differences - "Do not bow their heads" .
In 1958-62, Curtis was one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. During this time, he starred with Kirk Douglas in big-budget historical blockbusters - "Vikings" and "Spartacus". In 1958, he starred opposite Frank Sinatra in Kings Hit the Road. In 1962 together with Yul Brynner in the film adaptation of N. V. Gogol's story "Taras Bulba". However, the brightest page in his film biography was his role in the legendary comedy "There are only girls in jazz" (1959). After the success of this film, Curtis's career gave a serious tilt towards comedy, but failed to return to its former popularity. In the 1970s, Curtis stopped taking part in major Hollywood projects and moved to television.
Died at his home in Las Vegas on September 29, 2010 from cardiac arrest.
At the funeral, Arnold Schwarzenegger noted that Curtis did not want to feel old. "Tell me, who else could strip naked at 80?" - stated Schwarzenegger, referring to the shoot of Curtis for Vanity Fair magazine in 2005
As the relatives of Curtis said, he was buried with his favorite things: a hat, a scarf from the fashion house Armani, a pair of gloves, a copy of his favorite literary work - the novel "Anthony the Unfortunate" by Hervey Allen, and an iPhone smartphone were put in the artist's coffin.