Tony Curtis. He was awesomely handsome and lots of fun!

Tony Curtis: Great moments on screen

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Jamie Lee Curtis Adores All Tony Curtis Stood For

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TONY CURTIS (aka Bernard Schwartz) serving in World War II. Before he reinvented himself as a Hollywood star, Curtis served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was seventeen years old when Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in Toyko bay, where he was stationed. He witnessed the historic signing ceremony aboard his ship, the U.S.S. Proteus.

TONY CURTIS (aka Bernard Schwartz) serving in World War II. Before he reinvented himself as a Hollywood star, Curtis served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was seventeen years old when Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in Toyko bay, where he was stationed. He witnessed the historic signing ceremony aboard his ship, the U.S.S. Proteus.

Who were you closest to?  "Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster. They made me feel like I was a member of an elite group of men. I looked up to these guys because I saw in them the things I would like to see in myself. And by watching them, I saw how people did things—how to take a girl out for dinner, learn that the outside instruments were the ones you took first. Otherwise, I'd just lay there and say, "Why did they put them like that?" By watching, I saw how people behaved." - Tony…

Tony Curtis, The Last of the Playboys

Who were you closest to? "Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster. They made me feel like I was a member of an elite group of men. I looked up to these guys because I saw in them the things I would like to see in myself. And by watching them, I saw how people did things—how to take a girl out for dinner, learn that the outside instruments were the ones you took first. Otherwise, I'd just lay there and say, "Why did they put them like that?" By watching, I saw how people behaved." - Tony…

Tony Curtis: Hollywood's most famous 'pretty boy,' a moniker he spent his whole life running from, but there was nothing effeminate about him. Even in Some Like It Hot, where he was prettier than Marilyn Monroe, whom he was courting while being forced to dress in drag, he was hysterically macho. - Ronni

Tony Curtis: Hollywood's most famous 'pretty boy,' a moniker he spent his whole life running from, but there was nothing effeminate about him. Even in Some Like It Hot, where he was prettier than Marilyn Monroe, whom he was courting while being forced to dress in drag, he was hysterically macho. - Ronni

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