skip navigation
Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis

  • Sex And The Single Girl (1964) September 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Sex And The Single Girl (1964) September 16 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Vikings, The (1958) October 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Perfect Furlough, The (1958) October 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Who Was That Lady? (1960) October 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (3)



Also Known As: Died: September 29, 2010
Born: June 3, 1925 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

MILESTONES

:
Served in the Navy during WWII; was wounded while serving in Guam
:
First professional stage work with the Stanley Woolf Players
1949:
First film appearance, had a bit part dancing with Yvonne De Carlo in "Criss Cross"
1949:
Made film acting debut in "City Across the River"
:
Signed to a contract by Universal Studios in the early 1950s
1953:
First major success, playing the title role of "Houdini"; co-starred with then-wife Janet Leigh
:
Formed first of three production companies, Curtleigh Productions
1957:
Made his TV acting debut in "Cornada," an episode of "General Electric Theater" (CBS)
1957:
Surprised critics with his performance in Alexander Mackendrick's "Sweet Smell of Success"; film produced through Curtleigh Productions
1958:
Co-starred with Sidney Poitier in "The Defiant Ones"; film produced through Curtleigh Productions; earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination
1959:
Most memorable role was in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot," co-starring Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon
1959:
Teamed with Cary Grant in Blake Edwards' "Operation Petticoat"
1960:
Portrayed chronically flexible Ferdinand Demara in Robert Mulligan's "The Great Imposter"
1960:
Starred with Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier in the swashbuckling "Spartacus"; directed by Stanley Kubrick
1962:
Met second wife Christine Kaufmann on the set of "Taras Bulba"
:
Formed Curtis Enterprises in the 1960s
1963:
Played a neurotic orderly in "Captain Newman, M.D."
1965:
Cast as the white-suited daredevil in "The Great Race"
1968:
Played title role in "The Boston Strangler"
:
Formed Reynard Productions
1971:
TV series debut, co-starring with Roger Moore in "The Persuaders" (ABC)
1976:
Co-starred with Robert De Niro in "The Last Tycoon"
1977:
Published first novel, <i>Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparrow</i>
1980:
Played David O. Selznick in the NBC miniseries, "Moviola"
1980:
Performed onstage in a production of Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
:
Developed skills as an artist; paintings, especially portraits of Marilyn Monroe portraits, fetched considerable sums
1991:
Appeared in a restored version of Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus" (1960); included additional footage of the notorious bath scene with Laurence Olivier
1992:
Hosted the short-lived syndicated series "Hollywood Babylon"
1993:
Co-starred in the ensemble romantic comedy "Naked in New York"
1993:
Published <i>Tony Curtis: The Autobiography</i>
1995:
Appeared as himself in "The Celluloid Closet," a documentary based on Vito Russo's groundbreaking book about Hollywood's portrayal of homosexuality
1996:
Played a ballroom dance instructor in an episode of "Roseanne" (ABC)
1999:
Had a cameo role in "Play It to the Bone," starring Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson
2007:
His painting "The Red Table" was on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
2008:
Featured with wife in the documentary "The Jill & Tony Curtis Story," about their efforts to rescue horses from slaughterhouses

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute