Actor Tony Curtis dies at Las Vegas-area home

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Tony Curtis molded himself from a 1950 s movie heartthrob to a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot." The Oscar-nominated actor died about 9:25 p.m. PDT Wednesday at his Henderson, Nev., home of a cardiac arrest, Clark County Coroner ...

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Burbank Boy

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Sep 30, 2010
 
You were a "Class Act". Great to work with, Go with Dod.
Fred Mertz

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Sep 30, 2010
 
Burbank Boy wrote:
You were a "Class Act". Great to work with, Go with Dod.
I assume you mean "God", dingus?
Good buds with him, were ya? yeah right.
John

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Sep 30, 2010
 
Why would you have better things to say about Liberache than Marilyn Monroe ?
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Sep 30, 2010
 
My dad built Tony Curtis' swimming pool back in the 1960's. He has always spoken of Mr. Curtis with great fondness -- my father worked for many celebrities over his 50-year career in construction and Tony Curtis and Danny Kaye are the ones he always says were the best people he ever worked for. My Dad relates that Mr. Curtis would come out and joke around with him and his crew and on many occasions liked to roll up his sleeves and help out -- at one point even helping my Dad unload sacks of cement (at 98 lbs. each) to the job site.

I'm surprised that in all the references to his films no mention is made of "The Great Race" -- certainly not an Oscar performance but it's a film that is beloved by many.

“I believe in Michael”

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Sep 30, 2010
 
Oh, what a shame -great actor, an inspiration to Elvis amongst others. I had the pleasure of meeting him once a couple of years back and he still had those lovely twinkling eyes.
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Sep 30, 2010
 
Totally agree with "Ruby-Red". He was an inspiration to many great actors.
By the way, I'm actually moving to Los Angeles, where can I go online to find local rental ads in LA?
Jonathan

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Sep 30, 2010
 
I just remember laughing and laughing and laughing when I saw 'Some Like It Hot' many years ago in black and white. That is what Hollywood was really about, true entertainment and talent. Hollywood's canned laughter is at the opposite end of the spectrum.
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Sep 30, 2010
 
rest in peace!
Fred Mertz

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Oct 3, 2010
 
Jamie Lee Curtis was born a dude...we all know that, right?
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Oct 5, 2010
 
Jonathan wrote:
I just remember laughing and laughing and laughing when I saw 'Some Like It Hot' many years ago in black and white. That is what Hollywood was really about, true entertainment and talent. Hollywood's canned laughter is at the opposite end of the spectrum.
@Frank B, Find local rental ads in Los Angeles: http://www.acerenting.com/losangeles . Their search feature is powerful in organizing results based on exactly what you're looking for. They also have a website for items for sale by owner in LA at http://www.acewebads.com/losangeles.ca

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