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SurferJoe46
01-10-2010, 01:31 AM
Breaking News from ABC7 Eyewitness News

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis died peacefully at his home in Nevada with his wife by his side late Wednesday night, according to a family spokesman. He was 85.

Curtis was one of the most popular actors in the 1950s and 1960s, starring in movies like Sex and the Single Girl, Some Like It Hot and The Defiant Ones, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

paulw
01-10-2010, 07:38 AM
Another one hits the dust. Last week it was Eddie Fisher. All the stars that I remember when I was a kid are nearly all gone now and I can't see the modern versions having anything like the same impact on things. Today it's here today and gone tomorrow..

prefect
01-10-2010, 07:48 AM
Never heard of him, had to use wikipedia.

Terry Porritt
01-10-2010, 09:23 AM
Never heard of him, had to use wikipedia.

Then you would never have had a Tony Curtis haircut with 'Duck's Arse' styling at the back, like all the young blades did.............:clap

http://tonetta.net/1950sBoysHairstyles.html

kahawai chaser
01-10-2010, 09:42 AM
I recall the 70's tv show he did with Roger Moore, The Persuaders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_yyCPmTu0) (Youtube link).

SurferJoe46
01-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Then you would never have had a Tony Curtis haircut with 'Duck's Arse' styling at the back, like all the young blades did.............:clap

http://tonetta.net/1950sBoysHairstyles.html

Yah I remember. We called them a "DA" haircut.

Terry Porritt
01-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Yah I remember. We called them a "DA" haircut.

We used earthy Anglo-Saxon much more in the Midlands, we called a spade a spade..........;)

Snorkbox
01-10-2010, 11:23 AM
DA haircuts was the term in NZ as well at the time.

zqwerty
01-10-2010, 02:32 PM
In Northern Rhodesia where I grew up in the 50's they were called Duck-Tails and so were the people that had them.

RonPrice
03-10-2010, 02:40 PM
I’m not sure when or where Tony Curtis(1925-2010) first came into my life. Was it at the movies or on television? Perhaps it was in Houdini in 1953 when he was married to Janet Leigh. I was only nine at the time and in grade four. My mother had just joined the Baha’i Faith in Ontario. I was in love with baseball and Susan Gregory—little did she know. Perhaps I first saw him in Some Like It Hot in 1959. I had a job at the Roxy Theatre at the time as a marquee, the man who set the signboards up for the shows that arrived in town. I won the most valuable player in the midget baseball league that year in the little town of Burlington. As Bobby Darren’s song Mack-the-Knife was making its way to the top of the charts in October ‘59 I joined the Baha’i Faith. I was always impressed with my mother back then, but that would not always be the case.

Tony became famous and rich but, on reading about his life today, I realized he paid for his fame and wealth with his many marriages, his alcoholism, his addictions, the suicide of his son, indeed, a long list of tests and difficulties. I’ve had my problems, too; it is difficult to compare lives but, in some ways, it can’t be helped. Tony died this week and I learned more about him today than I knew in all his years of great popularity in the 1950s and 1960s when I was growing-up and coming to maturity at the age of 20 and 21 in 1964/5 when he starred in Sex and the Single Girl(1964) and The Great Race(1965).-Ron Price with thanks to Wikipedia, 2 September 2010.

I can understand why you got into art, Tony,
in the last 25 years of your life..age 60-85…
You were a handsome, dude, and kissed that
icon of beauty, Marilyn Monroe….Yes, you
got around, Tony, I must say…We did have
things in common: COPD1, our mothers had
mental illness; we went to college & we went
under contract at age 23 you with Universal
Pictures and me with DIAND2…..interested
in girls and money….worried about being a
failure. But so many differences, eh Tony?

You made your debut in 1949 when I was 5.
To my two marriages you had five and those
younger women you married who gave you
so much more sex or so you said, Tony…. I
wish you well in that Undiscovered Country,
Tony, that Land of Lights or so I am told!!!
What is life like now beyond the mortal coil?

1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease usually from smoking
2 Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Ron Price
2 October 2010