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