Tony Curtis Bernard Schwartz was one of the most influencing actors in the history of Hollywood, he gave more than 100 movies in his career and is regarded as a versatile actor in the profession.
Born on June 3, 1925, in Manhattan, New York, U.S was the eldest son of his family. His father was a tailor, and his mother used to raise them in the next corner of their shop.
His was influenced by the action movies in his period and joined U.S Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served until the end of the world war and was relieved from his duty.
He joined City College of New York for his education and then later joined acting at The New School where he was discovered by Joyce Selznick.
Standing tall with his 5 feet 9-inch height was the handsome and good looking student in the School where he first participated in a drama. He was then selected by the producer and was casted for his upcoming movie.
Meanwhile he was light and energetic person in the sets of the movie who performed the life of the sportsman in his movies, his weight at the beginning of his career was 62 Kg.
Curtis debut movie was Criss Cross which was released on 1949 as a dancer, his second movie City Across the River made him more stable in the industry.
His successful career went high only on 1950’s and 60’s with back to back great movies. He cast opposite to his wife Janet Leigh in numerous movies in early 50’s and his pictures are still found in the internet.
This versatile actor was highly criticized for his personal life and way of living. He married 6 times in his career and his last spouse was Jill Vandenberg Curtis from 1998-2010.
He have six children from his marriage and is considered as one of the worst father according to the magazines. His eldest son died by the overdose of the cocaine and he was also found using this drug when his career became shaky.
In the last stages of his career, he focused towards tv shows and was appearing on numerous shows as a guest actor.
In his free period, he used to paint, and he was taken to hospital in 2010 during the exhibition of his paintings. His tow daughter Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis are also an artist in the industry and have been working on different projects.
His net worth was estimated as $60 million.
He was using the drugs in high volume and was smoking and consuming alcohol in the late 70’s with the few number of movies. His drugs consumption led to his death and passed away on September 29, 2010 at the age of 85.
After his demise America lost the most talented and respected actor with the great legacy. He gave numerous hit movies in his career, Houdini is also a part of it along with The Persuaders.
The bonding with roger moore in the movie The Persuaders was great and is still watched by the huge audience but he was never a gay. His ability to perform in every genre made his iconic and untouchable in between 1950’s and 60’s.
In his entire career and movies he has given numerous bold scenes and shirtless scenes. He was using Facebook and twitter before his demise but there is not any details about his Instagram account.
We can easily find the details about Tony on internet and his biography is found in various Wiki and IMDb also. May his soul rest in peace and long live Curtis family.