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Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85 (Tony Curtis)
Metro Source News | 09/30/2010 | Dave Ficere

Posted on 09/30/2010 2:31:11 AM PDT by prisoner6

Tony Curtis Obit URGENT

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85

(Undated) -- Actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. A representative for his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis' has confirmed the passing of the legendary actor, but no further details are available. Curtis, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, was perhaps most known for his comedic turn in Billy Wilder's 'Some Like It Hot' with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.


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1 posted on 09/30/2010 2:31:18 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6; All

Sorry for the typo. Of course I meant TONY CURTIS.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 2:34:08 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

Eddie Fisher, Mary Stuart, Tony Curtis - there’s the 3.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 2:35:42 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: prisoner6

"No one's perfect."


4 posted on 09/30/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: prisoner6
Tony Curtis was one of my first loves. In retrospect he was a beautiful face, and a fair actor, but he and Janet Leigh brought lots of joy to my young life. Rest in peace, Tony.
5 posted on 09/30/2010 2:39:02 AM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: prisoner6

Aww. Enjoyed his work. RIP.


6 posted on 09/30/2010 2:52:41 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: prisoner6

http://www.etonline.com/news/101349_Breaking_News_Actor_Tony_Curtis_Has_Passed_Away/


7 posted on 09/30/2010 2:59:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 1lawlady

His eyelashes were the envy of ladies everywhere.

Prayers for those who loved him.


8 posted on 09/30/2010 3:06:15 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: prisoner6

Tommy Curtis has died?


9 posted on 09/30/2010 3:10:10 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: prisoner6

When I was 10 years old - in 1965 - I watched The Great Race 10 times - he was a terrific actor - full of fun yet great in Spartacus too.

RIP


10 posted on 09/30/2010 3:16:50 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: prisoner6

They sure it’s him....not an imposter?

I enjoyed his work...RIP


11 posted on 09/30/2010 3:23:43 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

It is amazing how fast Wikipedia is updated. It’s already there.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 3:26:25 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: 30Moves

I liked Tony Curtis but he was far better suited for comedy than for drama. It’s hard to watch a movie like Spartacus when an actor (Curtis) speaks with a Brooklyn accent.


13 posted on 09/30/2010 3:27:15 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: prisoner6

RIP, Mr. Curtis...enjoyed many of your on-screen performances...


14 posted on 09/30/2010 3:28:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 30Moves
LOVE The Great Race.

RIP Tony

15 posted on 09/30/2010 3:32:40 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: prisoner6

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201006/tony-curtis-last-of-the-playboys?printable=true

Found this on roaming around. Not even his official “supposedly” web site has the announcement yet.

The interview is interesting from the standpoint of 84 years
of Tony.


16 posted on 09/30/2010 3:34:10 AM PDT by wita
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To: prisoner6
His roles in Spartacus and The Sweet Smell of Success were two of my favorites.
17 posted on 09/30/2010 3:35:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: prisoner6

Tony Curtis was a great entertainer. Mrs. 40 and I rented ‘Sex And The S1ngle Girl” (sic) a few weeks ago. It was a pretty good movie from 1964 and he was great in it.


18 posted on 09/30/2010 3:36:11 AM PDT by South40 (Filled with hatred for those who disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: 30Moves

I watched The Great Race 10 times

Don’t think I’ve seen it ten times yet, but definitely one of my favorites, along with the Carry Grant submarine movie. The one whose title escapes me.


19 posted on 09/30/2010 3:37:36 AM PDT by wita
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To: 101voodoo
Tony Curtis in Spartacus: I am a sing - er of songs. Or in some medieval epic: Yonder is the castle of my fah-duh.
20 posted on 09/30/2010 3:38:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Roccus

21 posted on 09/30/2010 3:38:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: wita
Operation Petticoat.
22 posted on 09/30/2010 3:39:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: prisoner6

23 posted on 09/30/2010 3:40:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: prisoner6

The Vikings with Curtis, Douglas, Borgnine, Leigh and that guy with the funky speech impediment and all without major violence and “adult” language!


24 posted on 09/30/2010 3:40:10 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: prisoner6

Curtis trivia:

"Yonda stands da castle of my fodda" - false quote

"This is the palace of my father, and yonder lies the Valley of the Sun." - line from 'Son of Ali Baba', 1952,


25 posted on 09/30/2010 3:46:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

The Defiant Ones.

That is hands down one of the greatest movies of all time. When I saw the vid at a garage sale, I grabbed that sucker so quick it woulda made your head spin!
Haven’t watched it in six months or so, maybe I’ll pop it in...


26 posted on 09/30/2010 3:46:46 AM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: prisoner6

Oh wow. His passing makes me feel really old because he was a big star from my early childhood recollections in Hong Kong in the early to mid 1960’s.


27 posted on 09/30/2010 3:50:49 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: djf

28 posted on 09/30/2010 3:52:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Rummyfan

29 posted on 09/30/2010 3:56:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: prisoner6

RIP......Thanks for the memories


30 posted on 09/30/2010 4:07:26 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JoeProBono

A great film actor. Who can forget his performance in “The Sweet Smell of Success”? Match me, Sidney!


31 posted on 09/30/2010 4:09:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

Bowlin Green!
Sooooo win machine...
Bowlin green

Probably Poitiers greatest roll as well.


32 posted on 09/30/2010 4:10:14 AM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That’s Jack Lemmon... Tony Curtis is much more attractive as a woman.


33 posted on 09/30/2010 4:10:59 AM PDT by Bryher1 (http://nhs77.blogspot.com/)
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To: prisoner6

Too bad. Bye Tony. Thanks for the laughs. My favorite was The Great Race.


34 posted on 09/30/2010 4:18:51 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: JoeProBono

One of his early successes was ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’, with Burt Lancaster. It was an attack on the gossip columnist, Walter Winchell, with lines like “you’re a cookie full of arsenic” (Lancaster to Curtis).


35 posted on 09/30/2010 4:19:40 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

one of the best movies of all time.....there is no comparison existing today...not even close..


36 posted on 09/30/2010 4:19:46 AM PDT by cherry
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To: 1lawlady

“I am Spartacus!”


37 posted on 09/30/2010 4:20:06 AM PDT by donmeaker ("Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood, Green Ford Torino)
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To: miss marmelstein

Love your screen name, Streisand’s first role on Broadway.


38 posted on 09/30/2010 4:21:54 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I believe that is Jack Lemon on the right.


39 posted on 09/30/2010 4:23:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Roccus

I wonder how many people know what your punch line touched on.

Good one...


40 posted on 09/30/2010 4:25:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

41 posted on 09/30/2010 4:26:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: cherry

Was that Curtis, or Jack Lemon on the right? Post 4


42 posted on 09/30/2010 4:28:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: prisoner6

Tony Curtis was a favorite of mine. I enjoyed his movies. I gope his passing was peaceful.


43 posted on 09/30/2010 4:28:37 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DoughtyOne

44 posted on 09/30/2010 4:29:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Possibly my favorite movie - the dialogue by Clifford Odets still stings like a wasp!

You’ve given away my moniker, lol! Love the actress, dislike her politics.


45 posted on 09/30/2010 4:31:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

Curtis on the left and Lemon on the right. Right? But then Lemon was definitely on the Left. I’m so confused. ;^)


46 posted on 09/30/2010 4:31:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne; Roccus

I got it!


47 posted on 09/30/2010 4:33:06 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: DoughtyOne

48 posted on 09/30/2010 4:34:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Rummyfan; Roccus

That was a pretty good movie in the day.


49 posted on 09/30/2010 4:36:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne; Rummyfan; JoeProBono

Be sure to check out the pall bearers at the funeral.


50 posted on 09/30/2010 4:40:32 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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