Tony Curtis

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Tony Curtis
  • Birth Name: Bernard Schwartz
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/03/1925, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 09/29/2010
  • Profession: Actor; artist
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Tony Curtis Fast Facts:
  • In 1945, witnessed the surrender of Japan from a mile away aboard his naval vessel, the USS Proteus. 
  • Used the G.I. Bill to attend acting school after leaving the Navy.
  • Signed with Universal Studios in 1948, earning a salary of $75 a week.
  • Received his only Oscar nomination for 1958's The Defiant Ones, in which he and Sidney Poitier star as prisoners on a desperate break for freedom while chained together.
  • Is one of the images that make up the album cover for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Spent much of his free time on sets sketching and painting, and considers art to be his second career. His work has been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and Harrods of London.
  • Released his autobiography, American Prince: A Memoir, in 2008.
  • Owned the Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, which cares for abused, abandoned and neglected horses.
  • Tony Curtis Relationships:
  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Daughter
  • Benjamin Curtis - Son
  • Helen Klein - Mother
  • Julius Schwartz - Brother
  • Robert Schwartz - Brother
  • Lisa Deutsch - Ex-wife
  • Kelly Curtis - Daughter
  • Emanuel Schwartz - Father
  • Janet Leigh - Ex-wife
  • Leslie Allen - Ex-wife
  • Jill Vandenberg Curtis - Wife
  • Nicholas Curtis - Son
  • Christine Kaufmann - Ex-wife
  • Andrea Savio - Ex-wife
  • Alexandra Curtis - Daughter
  • Allegra Curtis - Daughter
  • Tony Curtis Awards:
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1958 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1959 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1957 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1958 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended City University of New York, City College, New York, NY

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