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Tony Curtis Liked It Hot, 1925-2010

Tony Curtis Liked It Hot, 1925-2010

Another link with the golden age of Hollywood is broken

'I finessed myself': Tony Curtis as a young man

Tony Curtis, who has died in Las Vegas at the age of 85, made an improbable leap from Bronx street kid - the erstwhile Bernie Schwarz, who was always getting beaten up - to Hollywood icon in the 1950s and early Sixties. That he was able to do so is a testament to his determination to be an actor on the G I Bill, Universal’s willingness to put raw hunks of beef like him and Rock Hudson (a fellow Navy man) under contract, and Bernie’s own belief in his facile charm.

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