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Tony had a rough start in life. You can read a bit about that HERE
After serving in the Navy during WWII …
The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
… Tony used his GI Bill money to attend drama school.
And so began a career that spanned five decades. The LIST of films and TV shows that he appeared in is incredibly impressive.
I suppose he is best known for ‘Some Like It Hot’ or ‘Spartacus’ but my favorite Tony Curtis movie is ‘The Rat Race’. Filmed in 1960 and co-starring Debbie Reynolds Tony played a young man trying to make it as a musician in NYC. He and Debbie’s character reach out to each other for support. He was so sweet and tender and endearing in that film.
I have always seen him that way.
I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my film career.
Tony was also an accomplished painter. You can view a slideshow of his work at his ONLINE GALLERY
In 2009 Tony and his wife Jill made a documentary about their work rescuing horses from abusive owners and slaughterhouses – SHILOH HORSE RESCUE
Many of the articles reporting Tony’s death refer to him as ‘the last of the matinee idols’ and while that may be true, to me he was so much more.
Peaceful Journey Bernie