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Actor Tony Curtis dies at Las Vegas-area home

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member


    AP – FILE - Actor Tony Curtis is shown in this 1965 file photo. Curtis, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, …

    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer Ken Ritter, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 7 mins ago
    LAS VEGAS – Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor's son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot," has died. He was 85.
    The actor died about 9:25 p.m. PDT Wednesday at his Las Vegas area home of a cardiac arrest, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Thursday.
    After a series of frivolous movies that exploited his handsome physique and appealing personality, Curtis moved to more substantial roles, starting in 1957 in the harrowing show business tale "Sweet Smell of Success."
    In 1958, "The Defiant Ones" brought him an Academy Award nomination as best actor for his portrayal of a white racist escaped convict handcuffed to a black escapee, Sidney Poitier. The following year, he donned women's clothing and sparred with Marilyn Monroe in one of the most acclaimed film comedies ever, Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot."

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  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    There was a pretty cool guy. Good actor and was one of those good looking guys who could make fun of himself with NO problem.

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