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TCM host Robert Osborne interviews Tony Curtis on his life and career. Curtis appears in interviews and film clips.
Shannon Davis Forsyth
Private Screenings: Tony Curtis
Curtis touches on his relationship with wife Janet Leigh in the special. He names Stanley Kubrick, who directed him in Spartacus (1960), as the best director he ever worked with. And he describes working with his idol Cary Grant in Operation Petticoat (1959). Among the other greats Curtis had the pleasure of working - Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones (1958) (the movie which earned Curtis his only Best Actor® nomination) and Marilyn Monroe in Billy Wilder's cross dressing comedy Some Like it Hot (1959). But Curtis's favorite of his own performances came twenty years after his film debut in Richard Fleischer's crime drama The Boston Strangler (1968).
BW & C-54m. Closed Captioning.
by Stephanie Thames