Tony Curtis died yesterday at age 85. Curtis was very popular in my childhood, and I remember seeing him in movies as far back as 1956, when he starred in "Trapeze." I liked him best in "Spartacus," didn't see him in "Some Like It Hot" where he played a man in drag. I never felt comfortable with that. As a young boy, the thought of dressing up like a girl was extremely repugnant to me!
For me, Tony Curtis was representative of the very best era of Hollywood film. The thought of him fires many a memory cell in my cranium, e.g. our house in Stockton, California, where I first became aware of him. He seemed to me to be the ultimate in class, utterly handsome and suave.
Tony Curtis's film credits are listed here.
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