Actor and Surrealist Painter Tony Curtis Dies at Age 85

30 Sep
2010

Oscar nominated, Hollywood legend Tony Curtis who molded himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob to a respected actor with such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” and “Some Like It Hot,” and later on reinventing himself as a writer and surrealist painter (his canvasses sold for as much as $20,000) has died at age 85, at his Henderson, Nevada home of a cardiac arrest.

Reflecting a determined streak that marked other areas of his life, Curtis began with frivolous movies that exploited his handsome physique and appealing personality but then steadily moved to more substantial roles, starting in 1957 in the harrowing show business tale “Sweet Smell of Success.” Read whole article: artdaily

Tony Curtis as Josephine in the film ‘Some Like It Hot’.

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