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Tony Curtis’ funeral

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

CELEBRITY DEATHS AND FUNERALS

Fans, Friends, Family Remember Tony Curtis

 

(Photo by Rex / Rex USA)

 

The 85-year-old Oscar-nominated actor died Wednesday in Henderson, Nev.

 

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Celebrities, fans, friends and family members said goodbye Monday to Tony Curtis.

 

The public funeral service in Las Vegas included a film tribute to the actor’s diverse career, The crowd laughed as an animated Curtis appeared in a scene from the television series “The Flintstones” and sparred with actor Kirk Douglas in “Spartacus.”

 

Jamie Lee Curtis, Curtis’ daughter from his first marriage with actress Janet Leigh, was among family members who attended the service. Jamie Lee Curtis said he was “a little mashugana,” using the Yiddish word for crazy, but always full of life.

 

“All of us got something from him. I, of course, got his desperate need for attention,” she todl the crowd of about 400.

 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recalled Tony Curtis as a generous mentor who encouraged his budding Hollywood career when others told him his foreign accent and name were too much of a hurdle.

 

“‘You are going to make it,'” Schwarzenegger recalled Tony Curtis telling him. “Don’t pay any attention to those guys. I heard the same thing when I came here.”

 

Schwarzenegger said Tony Curtis refused to feel old.

 

“I mean, who has the guts to take off their clothes at the age of 80?” Schwarzenegger said, referring to Tony Curtis posing naked for a Vanity Fair photo shoot in 2005.

 

Seven colorful paintings by Curtis stood on easels while a photo of the young, dark-haired actor was projected on a screen.

 

Curtis’ wife, Jill Curtis, eulogized her husband of 16 years. The hourlong funeral will be followed by burial and then a reception for 200 invited guests at the Luxor hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, actor Kirk Douglas and singer Phyllis McGuire are among seven honorary pallbearers.

 

The 85-year-old Oscar-nominated actor who starred in such films as “The Defiant Ones,” “Spartacus” and “Some Like It Hot” died Wednesday at his home in Henderson after suffering cardiac arrest.

 

Known for shifting from a pigeonholed pretty boy in the late 1940s and early 1950s to a serious actor, Curtis reshaped himself over decades of work and make himself impossible to typecast. The transformation was completed in 1957’s “Sweet Smell of Success,” in which he played a sleazy press agent who is manipulated by a ruthless newspaper columnist (Burt Lancaster).

 

In person, Kilroy said, Curtis loved giving friends and fans extra touches that made their face-to-face moments more memorable.

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Tony Curtis Obituary

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

OBITUARY

Actor Tony Curtis, star of ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ dies at 85

 

 Tony Curtis Picture Gallery

  

Curtis may be best known for his role in the Billy Wilder comedy ‘Hot,’ but he appeared in more than 100 films and was nominated for an Oscar for ‘The Defiant Ones.’

 

By Claudia Luther
Special to the Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2010

 

Tony Curtis, the dashingly handsome film star of the 1950s and ’60s best remembered for his hilarious turn in drag in Billy Wilder’s classic comedy “Some Like It Hot” and dramatic roles in “The Defiant Ones” and “Sweet Smell of Success,” died Wednesday night. He was 85.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Tony Curtis

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“Halloween’s” 30th Anniversary…

Friday, October 31st, 2008

30th ANNIVERSARY OF

Halloween

  

 

THE ‘HALLOWEEN’ HOUSES

 

Two of the original houses from the 1978 hit film Halloween, starring Jaime Lee Curtis, are on Orange Grove Avenue, a tree-lined street in Hollywood. Many of the other locations in the film can be found in Pasadena and Alhambra.

 

 

Allan Ellenberger photo

 

 

 

1537 North Orange Grove Avenue,

Hollywood, California

 

In the film this was the Wallace residence where the murder of Laurie’s (Jaime Lee Curtis) best friend, Annie, took place. The house has changed as the garage on the left has been added since the film was made.

 

  

 

Allan Ellenberger photo

 

 

 

1530 North Orange Grove Avenue,

Hollywood, California

 

Across the street is the Doyle residence, where Laurie was baby-sitting Tommy. The house has changed very little in the last 30 years. The brick pillars are still in the front, however, there are now hedges between them. In the film, the children can be seen running out of the house and between the pillars and onto the street.

 

 

Watch a trailer from the hit 1978 film, Halloween!

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are private homes! Do not trespass on the property,
knock on their doors, or do anything else that might disturb the residents!

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