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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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To: JoeProBono
I'm sorry to hear of Curtis passing away. He played some great roles over the years. The Great Race will always be one of my favorites. He and Natalie wood were so enjoyable in that. The Imposter Operation Petticoat and a number of movies in the 1960s were particularly enjoyable.
51 posted on 09/30/2010 4:41:08 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: prisoner6

We’re losing more and more of that generation, passing right before our eyes.

Rest in Peace Tony, you’ve been promoted to ‘Singer of Songs’ in Our Father’s House.


52 posted on 09/30/2010 4:42:00 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Roccus

Remind us...


53 posted on 09/30/2010 4:42:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: 1lawlady

What a beautiful man. RIP Mr. Curtis.


54 posted on 09/30/2010 4:42:32 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: JoeProBono

I should have mentioned Houdini also.


55 posted on 09/30/2010 4:43:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: prisoner6
My favorite


56 posted on 09/30/2010 4:44:57 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Riiiiiight.

I’m the guy who gets up from my rocker and slowly turns around, trying to remember why I got up in the first place!


57 posted on 09/30/2010 4:48:23 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: wita

Operation pettycoat


58 posted on 09/30/2010 4:51:32 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: prisoner6

Met him a year or so ago at a movie convention, was honored to have a short conversation about his film Taras Bulba, which I loved as a kid and now.

Houdini, Great Impostor, Chained Heat, Flintstones, Janet Leigh....

Read his autobiography, what a character.

ODEN!!!


59 posted on 09/30/2010 4:52:39 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, why is it always Miss Marmelstein?
Miss Marmelstein? Miss Marmelstein?
Other girls get called by their first names right away
They get cozy intimate ... Do you know what I mean?
Nobody calls me: "hey, baby doll!"
Or "Honey Dear" or "Sweetie Pie"
Even my first name would be preferable
Though it's terrible, it might be better: it's Yetta!
Or perhaps my second name that's Tessye
Spells T-E-S-S-Y-E!
But no, no, it's always Miss Marmelstein!
You'd think at least Miss M. they could try...
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, I could die!

60 posted on 09/30/2010 4:55:20 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: miss marmelstein
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, why is it always Miss Marmelstein?
Miss Marmelstein? Miss Marmelstein?
Other girls get called by their first names right away
They get cozy intimate ... Do you know what I mean?
Nobody calls me: "hey, baby doll!"
Or "Honey Dear" or "Sweetie Pie"
Even my first name would be preferable
Though it's terrible, it might be better: it's Yetta!
Or perhaps my second name that's Tessye
Spells T-E-S-S-Y-E!
But no, no, it's always Miss Marmelstein!
You'd think at least Miss M. they could try...
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein! Miss Marmelstein!
Oh, I could die!

61 posted on 09/30/2010 4:55:20 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: prisoner6

Nobody’s perfect.


62 posted on 09/30/2010 4:55:37 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Rummyfan

He never said “Yonder is the castle of my fodder.” Hypocryphal line made up by Debbie Reynolds on her tv show.


63 posted on 09/30/2010 4:56:32 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: djf

I meant Defiant Ones, not Chained Heat.

I can hear that fun theme from The Great Imposter playing.

Louis D’Amara Jr., he’s still out there but they have just the man to find him!

“Please God, I don’t want to hurt anybody”.


64 posted on 09/30/2010 5:02:06 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: prisoner6

My 10 favorite Tony Curtis movies:

1) The Great Impostor
2) The Defiant Ones
3) Sweet Smell of Success
4) Some Like it Hot
5) The Great Race
6) Trapeze
7) Operation Petticoat
8) Spartacus
9) Sex and the Single Girl
10)The Boston Strangler


65 posted on 09/30/2010 5:03:48 AM PDT by techno
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To: Rummyfan

I know, I know but I liked him anyway.


66 posted on 09/30/2010 5:04:13 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: prisoner6

The Great Race was my favorite Tony Curtis movie.


67 posted on 09/30/2010 5:07:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Lemon was definitely on the Left.

I think Lemmon was on the right, Joe E. Brown was on the left.


68 posted on 09/30/2010 5:19:54 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

Thanks, that was a great read.


69 posted on 09/30/2010 5:29:08 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: onyx
weird.....I was just thinking about Tony Curtis the other night as the camera showed Jamie Lee Curtis in the DWTS audience clapping enthusiastically for Jennifer Grey.

She really has a lot of his features....but then, she looks a lot like her mother as well.

Prayers up and thanks for the great memories, Mr. Curtis!

70 posted on 09/30/2010 5:30:10 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: prisoner6
I really liked him in both Spartacus and the later comedy, Operation Petticoat. How is that for acting range? Classic line of his from Operation Petticoat: "In CHAOS there is Opportunity." He was the scrounger. A vital part of every military organization from the time of Spartacus to today. I always treasured mine.
71 posted on 09/30/2010 5:37:06 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: DoughtyOne

The Great Race

72 posted on 09/30/2010 5:37:45 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


73 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:05 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: fredhead

I think “Some Like it Hot” is probably the funniest movie ever made, but “Operation Petticoat” is also incredibly funny.


74 posted on 09/30/2010 6:15:48 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: theDentist

So sorry to lose him.

I adored him in The Purple Mask and many other films and TV shows. He was someone who never lost that self-deprecating humour. He didn’t take himself too seriously.

Tony Curtis was also a wonderful painter. I saw some of his work in Hawaii years ago and I couldn’t believe how good it was. Some people have all the talent.


75 posted on 09/30/2010 6:15:48 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: JoeProBono

Wanna get in my “Preakness Pool”?


76 posted on 09/30/2010 6:19:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: prisoner6

85 years, nothing to complain about...


77 posted on 09/30/2010 6:20:26 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: prisoner6

RIP.


78 posted on 09/30/2010 6:21:52 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: CAluvdubya

79 posted on 09/30/2010 6:24:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: prisoner6
Just watched "Some Like it Hot," and it is FUNNY.

Prayers for his family.

80 posted on 09/30/2010 6:27:28 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: JoeProBono
Thanks, Joe

She is a perfect combination of her mother and father!

81 posted on 09/30/2010 6:28:51 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: 30Moves

I loved The Great Race when I was little. Rented it on Netflix for my kids this summer and they loved it.


82 posted on 09/30/2010 6:31:38 AM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Hilarious. I have the recording on her retrospective album back in the ‘90s. I saw her concert in NYC in 2004 - I think that was the year - and she said she wanted to sing “Miss Marmelstein” but Penny Marshall told her during rehearsals that it wasn’t working. So she nixed it! Can you imagine her listening to Laverne???

And of course - when she was on b’way, she sang the song sitting in a chair.


83 posted on 09/30/2010 6:38:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: fredhead; Doohickey; judicial meanz; submarinerswife; PogySailor; chasio649; gobucks; Bottom_Gun; ..

American Submariner Ping!


84 posted on 09/30/2010 7:03:28 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: prisoner6

He was in three of my favorite movies, “The Vikings”. “The Greagt Race”, and Operation Petticoat”

I read he had a real soft spot for “Operation Petticoat”, because he always wanted to serve on a submarine, and always wanted to make a movie with Cary Grant.Curtis enlisted in the Navy in WW II, volunteered for, and graduated from Sub School. He was assigned, however, to a sub tender. He witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship.

RIP


85 posted on 09/30/2010 7:05:32 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: prisoner6
Here's an interesting earlier article about Tony Curtis:

Tony Curtis Blasts 'Brokeback Mountain'

86 posted on 09/30/2010 7:05:39 AM PDT by murdoog ("Aim high. Shoot straight. Praise the Lord. Audit the FED." Gary North)
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To: fredhead

As a kid I just loved all of light hearted WWII naval comedies.


87 posted on 09/30/2010 7:12:57 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: prisoner6

Rest in peace Tony Curtis.


88 posted on 09/30/2010 7:18:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 101voodoo

Tony Curtis was from The Bronx, not Brooklyn. The accents are very similar.


89 posted on 09/30/2010 7:28:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: prisoner6
I thought he died about 20 years ago.

Well, rest in peace, Stony Curtis.

90 posted on 09/30/2010 7:28:43 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 101voodoo
speaks with a Brooklyn accent.

Not likely a Brooklyn accent.

Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx, New York, the son of Emanuel Schwartz and his wife Helen Klein.[1][2] His parents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants from Mátészalka, Hungary. Hungarian was Curtis' only language until he was five or six, postponing his schooling.

91 posted on 09/30/2010 7:41:59 AM PDT by HearMe
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To: wita

Cary Grant... Operation Petticoat. :)


92 posted on 09/30/2010 7:49:43 AM PDT by Tru2Texas
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To: Rummyfan

He was good in “Mr. Roberts” with Henry Fonda and William Powell and James Cagney and Ward Bond, et al.


93 posted on 09/30/2010 8:02:47 AM PDT by unkus
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To: prisoner6

My wife and I love his old movie’s and watch them whenever they are on tcm.


94 posted on 09/30/2010 8:10:28 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tax cuts for the poor! If the poor can keep more money they may start hiring again!)
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To: prisoner6

Fav Curtis film is The Boston Strangler.


95 posted on 09/30/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: CAluvdubya

I think it was sweet of you to think of her father when you saw her. I guess I was typing because I didn’t see her during DWTS.


96 posted on 09/30/2010 8:31:18 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: prisoner6

Tony was terrific in this. One of my all-time favorites.

97 posted on 09/30/2010 8:41:14 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: stylecouncilor

¨I hope you win! I hope you win, you Great Leslie, you.¨

RIP


98 posted on 09/30/2010 8:51:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: fredhead

Operation Petticoat! One of my all time favorites.


99 posted on 09/30/2010 9:01:13 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: prisoner6; JoeProBono; stephenjohnbanker; M. Espinola; EggsAckley; TruthHound; Quix
Most folks do not know that Tony Curtis was a great painter. His paintings are famous all over the world. I saw some of his works displayed in galleries in Honolulu and Maui. Below is a copy of one painting. Click on the image. Other links are provided as well:



L'Auberge Vase

More Links for Tony Curtis Paintings

JMPO -- But I believe Curtis may ultimately become more famous for his art than for his acting.

100 posted on 09/30/2010 9:10:28 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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