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Tony Curtis, Hollywood Legend, Father of Jamie Lee Curtis, Dies at 85

Thu, September 30, 2010 10:27am EDT by 2 Comments
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AP ImagesTony Curtis, star of Sweet Smell of Success, Some Like it Hot, and The Defiant Ones, died in Las Vegas Sept. 29, of cardiac arrest.

Tony Curtis, the debonair acting legend who was famously married to Psycho starlet Janet Leigh (with whom he begat actress Jamie Lee Curtis) died at 9:25 Wednesday, Sept. 29.

He starred most notably in 1959’s Some Like It Hot with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, scored an Oscar nomination for 1958’s The Defiant Ones, and played one of cinema’s most memorable publicists, Sidney Falco, in 1955’s Sweet Smell of Success.