The late, great Tony Curtis

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    So sorry to hear about Tony Curtis's passing. In his younger days, he was one of the sexiest men in the movies. As a young matinee idol and teen hearth-throb, Curtis had a great physique and a very handsome face.

    I'll never forget one time when I saw both him and his then-wife Janet Leigh casually walking through the Art Institute of Chicago--as if they were just two ordinary tourists. He looked so young and vibrant.

    God bless him for bringing some great movie performances to us!
     
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    God bless him for bringing some great movie performances to us![/QUOTE]

    Yes indeed....truly one of the Hollywood Greats...a few b/w pics from "Tony Curtis ..The Autobiography".
     

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    A real Hollywood legend, he had a very good run but will be missed greatly.
     
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    Does anyone have any information about his well-known bisexuality ?
     
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    What a long memorable career he enjoyed - an inspiration to all. His roles in Some Like It Hot and The Sweet Smell of Success cemented his place in the greats of Cinema! RIP Tony!
     
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    Do any of you remember his small part in "Rosemary's Baby?" C'mon, movie lovers, I know you do!
     
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    I have the movie... He played the voice of Donald Baumgard. Rumor has it Roman Polanski was playing a joke on Mia Farrow using a voice of someone she knew while filming; she was confused and trying to place the familiar voice.
     
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    A couple of weeks ago I watched The Great Race and Sex And The Single Girl and I commented that Tony Curtis was one of the last living actors from "Old Hollywood."
    RIP Mr. Curtis!
     
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    And how about his work on the
    Flinstones...or at least I think
    It was him....very sad...
    Another Hollywood Icon gone.
    Eddie Fisher, Tony Curtis....
    And you know these things always
    Happens in three's. Who will be
    Next?
    .....
     
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    I think Patricia Neal counts as the three. I'm sure I left someone out but when we were having the conversation recently these were the only people we could think of from the Golden Age of Hollywood still living...
    Olivia de Haviland
    Kirk Douglas
    Doris Day
    Tab Hunter
    Delores Hart
    Mitzi Gaynor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Lauren Bacall
    Lee Grant
    Angela Lansbury
    Debbie Reynolds
    Mickey Rooney
    Jane Russell
    Esther Williams
    Elizabeth Taylor... may they all continue to lead happy and healthy lives!
     
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    Patricia Neal gave an excellent interview to Robert Osbourne on TCM. That lady had loads of class. As for Delores Hart - she entered a convent sometime in the 60's and never looked back. She is now Mother Superior of said convent. And cheers to you, Nude Yorker, for answering my trivia question!
     
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    Maureen O'Hara !!
     
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    Yes, who could forget Stoney Curtis on the Flintstones. Not to mention Rock Quary.

    Rosemary's Baby is one of my favourite films. A great adaptation of the book. Almost page by page.
     
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    I can't believe I forgot her. I have an autographed copy of her memoir. We were staying at the same hotel when she was promoting the book. What a lady!
     
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    Lucky you! Maureen stopped giving autographs years ago. In 2000, I went to the theater and dinner with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. No kidding. The show was "Late Night Catecism." They were both so friendly and charming and Anne was still very attractive.
     
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    What a cool list! You forgot the 100 year old:

    Luise Rainer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    Luise Rainer is 100 and still going strong. She was the first person to win the best actress oscar in two consecutive years...1936 and 1937.
    Also, dont forget Deanna Durbin, now 88 ...a wonderful singer of the 1930's...her films were so successful she was credited as saving Universal studios from bankruptcy.
     
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    Oh yes...Also Joan Fontaine, Olivia de Havilland's sister....although they probably haven't spoken to one another for years.
     
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    Sorry, me again....last one that sprung to mind is dear old Shirley Temple...cant leave her out and her 'Good Ship Lollipop'
     
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    If we're mentioning Deanna then we must NOT forget sweet little Shirley Temple :smile: and the not quite so sweet Margaret O'Brien

    NB Owen you beat me to Shirley by seconds!!
     
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