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RIP Tony Curtis

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RIP Tony Curtis

Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 30th, 2010, 5:27 pm

Tony died Weds at the age of 85, may he rest in peace:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100930/ap_ ... ony_curtis

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Post by chuck » Fri October 1st, 2010, 4:28 pm

I liked Tony Curtis....When he was properly cast he was always very good; ie "Some like it Hot" with Jack Lemon and Marlyn Monroe...Then he would play a Viking with a Brooklyn accent(Huh)...in "The Vikings" with Kirk Douglas and Janet Leigh.....What a hoot....He was one of the last real Hollywood Stars.....May he Rest in Peace....

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Post by laktor » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 4:45 am

I remember the year after my family moved to Los Angeles, we decided to hang out at a premiere on Hollywood Blvd. It happened to be for The Great Race. The year was 1965 and I was just 13 yrs. old. All the crazy automobiles used in the movie came driving up one by one to the Pantages Theater and the stars of the film emerged, including, of course, Tony Curtis... It was the only time I ever saw him in person, but I will always remember that evening. What a great actor!
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 9:37 am

Some Like it Hot was on ITV last night in tribute to Tony Curtis. I always enjoyed his films but especially this one. Hale and Farewell.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 11:17 am

Some Like it Hot is an old favorite of mine.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 11:36 am

He was a truly handsome man in his heyday. I remember him as Danny Wilde in The Persuaders!
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Post by rockygirl » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 2:12 pm

Loved him in Operation Petticoat, too. I agree with the comments all of you have made. What a handsome man and what a pleasure to watch on screen.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 4:30 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]He was a truly handsome man in his heyday. I remember him as Danny Wilde in The Persuaders![/quote]

I remember that one too, I still have the theme tune somewhere in my old record collection!
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 4:54 pm

Pretty sure I've only ever seen him in Spartacus. Must rent more of his work.

Interesting note: he did an interview a few years ago where he talked about a number of things including what he wanted as an epitaph ("Nobody's perfect") and made a comment something--I believe the topic was self-destructive behavior--about whether you're going to die at 35 or 85.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 5:03 pm

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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