Tony Curtis is dead

Tony Curtis was born June 3rd 1925 in New York City as Bernard Schwartz to German speaking immigrants from the little Hungarian town Mátészalka

He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958 for “The Defiant Ones”, but will probably be remembered best from the timeless Billy Wilder, an Austrian immigrant himself, classic movie: Some like it hot.

With Roger Moore he teamed up in a TV-Series “The Persuaders” which was not as much of a success in it’s original, but had such genius German translations improving the series, making it even funnier, that is became a hit in Germany and is still a beloved classic.

Via our reader Inga Bowyer: I remember him as a heart-throb in the 1950s who was married to the beautiful German actress, Christine Kauffmann:

Let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Actor Tony Curtis, best known as a musician who dressed as a woman in the comedy Some Like It Hot, died September 29, 2010 in his Nevada home at age 85, a family spokesman said. Curtis is pictured at the Turner Broadcasting Television Critics Association party in Beverly Hills, California on July 11, 2008. UPI/Jim Ruymen/file photo Photo via Newscom

1959:  American actors Tony Curtis (with saxophone), Jack Lemmon (1925 - 2001) (with double bass), and Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) in a still from director Billy Wilder's comedy 'Some Like It Hot'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)