Tony Curtis Dies at 85
Tony Curtis passed away at the age of 85.
The man born in the Bronx, as Bernard Schwartz, and a tailor's son passed away at 9:25pm MDT in Las Vegas of an apparent cardiac arrest.
Tony Curtis became a 1950s heartthrob and respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success", "Some like it Hot" and "The Defiant Ones".
1958 he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor, for his role in the movie "The Defiant One", where he portrayed a white racist escapee handcuffed to Sidney Portier, a black escapee.
In 1959 he donned women's clothing and sparred with Marilyn Monroe in the film "Some like it hot.
Later, in life, after battling alcoholism, he returned to film and television as a character actor.
He was the former husband of Janet Leigh, and father of actress Jamie Leigh Curtis.