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Tony Curtis RIP: A Life In Photos

by | 30th, September 2010

TONY Curtis RIP. You were Jamie’s dad with hair like a duck’s arse. Born Bernard Schwartz to immigrant parents in New York, Curtis became a true star. Curtis was married six times – “I wouldn’t be caught dead marrying a woman young enough to be my wife.

His close friends got to call him TC:

“I’ve been sick for most of my life, in my head. This showed itself in a lot of ways. I was insecure about women, so I wanted to go to bed with them all. I was insecure about being a poor Jewish boy. I was insecure that Hollywood never gave me an Oscar.”

How he started:

“All my life I had one dream, and that was to be in the movies. Maybe it was because I had a pretty rough childhood, or perhaps it was because I was always more than a little insecure, but as a kid I longed to see myself ten feet tall on the big screen. Through no fault of my teachers, I received almost no formal education, but after I spent three years in the Navy during World War II, the GI Bill allowed me to go to acting school on the government’s nickel. I may not have had much schooling, but it turned out I had a gift for acting. When I walked out on that stage, it felt like a hand in a velvet glove. I wasn’t scared; I wasn’t even nervous. I just loved being the center of attention, just like I’d always known I would.

Tony Curtis – do they make them like him any more? Do the agents and PRs allow it..?



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