Tuesday, July 23, 2024

“Some Like it Hot” Movie Star Tony Curtis dead at 85

(CNN) — Screen legend Tony Curtis died Wednesday, his family said. He was 85.

“My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages,” actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a statement Thursday. “He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed.”

Curtis starred in more than 150 motion pictures and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1958’s “The Defiant Ones” with Sidney Poitier.

Curtis also is known for his roles in the 1959 movie “Some Like it Hot” with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon and “Spartacus” in 1960 with Kirk Douglas. He also played the lead role in “The Boston Strangler,” released in 1968.

Read the entire CNN article here.

Interview footage of Tony Curtis at the 1984, 25th Anniversary of ‘Some Like It Hot’ at the Hotel del Coronado.

Scene from ‘Some Like it Hot’ – Note the footage of the Hotel del Coronado:

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