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RIP Tony Curtis

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Post by Eigon » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 7:58 pm

He came to the Hay Festival a couple of years ago - had to be wheeled up onto stage on a wheelchair, but kept the audience spellbound. There was a power cut in the middle of his talk, but he just kept right on going until the lights came on again!
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Post by donroc » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 10:05 pm

Two of his best performances took place in Sweet Smell of Success and Captian Newman MD.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 7:25 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I read recently that Michael Caine said that the first time he met Curtis, he was chastised for smoking and told that he should quit, but not long after Curtis was caught with marijuana at Heathrow.

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Was he smoking the marijuana?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 7:35 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Was he smoking the marijuana?[/quote]

I don't know to be honest, but I think he was still smoking himself because his wife blames his death partially on smoking, so it's a case of do as I say, no as I do.

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Post by chuck » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 8:41 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I read recently that Michael Caine said that the first time he met Curtis, he was chastised for smoking and told that he should quit, but not long after Curtis was caught with marijuana at Heathrow.

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Now I know why I liked him....

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Post by Ash » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 8:58 pm

Eddie Fisher died last week; for some reason I have always gotten the two mixed up; I have to think about who had which daughter and match last names....Both were amazing entertainers in their day; RIP. And as usual there is a trifecta - Gloria Stewart died as well.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 4th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Saw a picture of Gloria in her younger days in Entertainment Weekly. She was a bombshell!

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