Tony Curtis Passes Away at Age 85


Oscar-nominated Tony Curtis died at his home in Henderson, Nevada on Wednesday evening from cardiac arrest at the age of 85, reports ABC News.

Curtis, who starred in movies ranging from epics like Spartacus to comedy in Some Like It Hot, passed away peacefully at midnight ET while laying in bed next to his wife.

He dominated the box office in the 1950s and 1960s with his 1957 turn in The Sweet Smell of Success opposite Burt Lancaster and earned an Oscar nomination for The Defiant Ones.

Curtis had six wives. One of his two children with Janet Leigh, his first wife, is actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 in the Bronx, Curtis joined the Marines in World War II. He took the name Tony Curtis when he began his film career in 1949.

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