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Tony Curtis Biography

orig. Bernard Schwartz

(1925– )

Related Works

  • Films
  • 1956 Trapeze
  • 1958 The Vikings
  • 1959 Some Like It Hot
  • 1960 Spartacus
  • 1961 The Great Impostor
  • 1963 Operation Petticoat
  • 1968 The Boston Strangler
  • 1969 Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies
  • 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
  • 1996 The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man
» More

(born June 3, 1925, New York, N.Y., U.S.) U.S. film actor. He appeared on Broadway before going to Hollywood in 1949. He acted in adventure films, becoming known for his pretty face and his Bronx accent, then earned acclaim for his roles in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and The Defiant Ones (1958). His success in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959) was followed by roles in other light comedies in the 1960s. He continued to perform onstage and in films into the 21st century.


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