Tony CURTIS | Bernard Schwartz
curtis* 03.06.1925, The Bronx / New York (City), USA † 29.09.2010, Henderson, Nevada, USA

Schauspieler * Schauspielausbildung in Dramatic Workshop (of the New School for Social Research) in New York * 1949 erhält einen Langzeitvertrag bei Universal und wird dort zum Star aufgebaut * zunächst nur in Minirollen [bits] oder pretty-boy roles besetzt * 1950 spielt erste Hauptrolle in The Prince Who Was a Thief * 1953 feiert seinen ersten Erfolg als Titelheld in Houdini * 1957 Anerkennung bei der Kritik als aalglatter Presseagent in Sweet Smell of Success * Ende der 50er Jahre gründet (mit Janet Leigh) die Produktionsfirma Curtleigh - später Curtis Enterprises (Anfang der 60Jahre) und Reynard Production Company (Mitte der 60er Jahre) * seit Anfang der 70er Jahre wirkt auch in Fernsehproduktionen mit (u.a. Partner von Roger Moore in The Persuaders / Die Zwei, 1971-72) * 1980 steht auf der Bühne in I Ought to Be in Pictures * Autor (Roman Kid Andrew Cody and Julie Sparrow, 1977) und Maler (Portraits von Marilyn Monroe) * verheiratet u.a. mit Janet Leigh (1. Ehefrau, 1951-62) und Christine Kaufmann (2. Ehefrau, 1963-67) * Vater von Jamie Lee Curtis
FILMS

(als Anthony Curtis)

City across the River (Brut des Satans, 1948-USA * Maxwell Shane ... bit als Mitch) (09-11/+12; 4904, NY)

The Lady Gambles (Spielfieber, 1948/49-USA * Michael Gordon ... bit) (11-01; 4905)

Johnny Stool Pigeon (Kokain, 1949-USA * William Castle ... Joey Hyatt) (03-04; 4907)

Francis (Francis, ein Esel - Herr General, 1949-USA * Arthur Lubin ... Captain Jones) (05-06; 5002)

Sierra (Sierra, 1949-USA * Alfred E. Green ... Brent Coulter) (09-10; 5005)

I Was a Shoplifter (I Was a Shoplifter, 1949-USA * Charles Lamont ... Pepe) (10-11; 5004)

Winchester '73 (Winchester '73, 1950-USA * Anthony Mann ... bit als Doan) (5007)

(als Tony Curtis)

Kansas Raiders (Reiter ohne Gnade, 1950-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Robert L. Richards, K: Irving Glassberg, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: Audie Murphy * Brian Donlevy * Marguerite Chapman * Scott Brady, Tony Curtis: Kit Dalton) 80m-Western (05-06; 5011)

The Prince Who Was a Thief (Die Diebe von Marschan, 1950-USA; R: Rudolph Maté, B: Gerald Drayson Adams, Aeneas MacKenzie, K: Irving Glassberg, M: Hans J. Salter, D: Tony Curtis: Julna * Piper Laurie) 88m-Abenteuer (Kurzgeschichte von Theodore Dreiser, 1945) (09-10; 5106, LA)

Son of Ali Baba (Der Sohn von Ali Baba, 1951-USA; R: Kurt Neumann, B: Gerald Drayson Adams, K: Maury Gertsman, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Kashma Baba * Piper Laurie) 75m-Abenteuer/märchen (08-09; 5208, NY)

Flesh and Fury (Sein großer Kampf, 1951-USA; R: Joseph Pevney, B: Bernard Gordon, K: Irving Glassberg, M: Hans J. Salter, D: Tony Curtis: Paul Callan * Jan Sterling * Mona Freeman) 82m-Sportdrama (10-11; 5203)

No Room for the Groom (1952-USA; d: Douglas Sirk, B: Joseph Hoffman, K: Clifford Stine, M: Frank Skinner, D: Tony Curtis: Alvah Morrell * Piper Laurie) 82m-Komödie (Roman My True Love von Darwin L. Teilhet, 1945) (01-02; 5204)

Houdini (Houdini, der König des Varieté, 1952-USA; R: George Marshall, B: Philip Yordan, K: Ernest Laszlo, M: Roy Webb, D: Tony Curtis: Harry Houdini * Janet Leigh: Bess Houdini) 106m-Biografie (Buch von Harold Kellock, 1928) (09-10/+02; 5307)

Forbidden (Strandgut, 1953-USA; R: Rudolph Maté, B: William Sackheim, Gil Doud, K: William H. Daniels, M: Frank Skinner, D: Tony Curtis: Eddie * Joanne Dru) 85m-Krimi (01-02; 5308)

[The] All American (1953-USA; d: Jesse Hibbs, B: D.D. Beauchamp; Robert Yale Libott, K: Maury Gertsman, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Nick Bonelli, Lori Nelson) 83m-Drama (03-04; 5310)

Beachhead (Brückenkopf X, 1953-USA; R: Stuart Heisler, B: Richard Alan Simmons, K: Gordon Avil, M: Emil Newman, Arthur Lange, D: Tony Curtis: Burke * Frank Lovejoy * Mary Murphy) 89m-Kriegsabenteuer (Roman I've Got Mine von Richard G. Hubler, 1946) (07-?; 5402)

Johnny Dark (Männer, Mädchen und Motoren, 1953-USA; R: George Sherman, B: Franklin Coen, K: Carl Guthrie, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Johnny Dark * Piper Laurie * Don Taylor) 85m-Tragikomödie (09-11; 5406)

The Black Shield of Falworth (Der eiserne Ritter von Falworth, 1953/54-USA; R: Rudolph Maté, B: Oscar Brodney, K: Irving Glassberg, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Myles Falworth * Janet Leigh * David Farrar * Barbara Rush * Herbert Marshall) 99m-Abenteuer (Roman Men of Iron von Howard Pyle, 1891) (12-01; 5409)

So This Is Paris (Drei Matrosen in Paris, 1954-USA; R: Richard Quine, B: Charles Hoffman, K: Maury Gertsman, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Joe Maxwell * Gloria DeHaven * Gene Nelson * Corinne Calvet * Paul Gilbert) 96m-Musikkomödie (03-05; 5502)

Six Bridges to Cross (Seine letzte Chance, 1954-USA; R: Joseph Pevney, B: Sydney Boehm, K: William H. Daniels, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Jerry Florea ° Julie Adams ° George Nader) 96m-Gangsteraction (Kurzgeschichte von Joseph F. Dinneen, 1954) (05-07; 5501)

The Purple Mask (Die purpurrote Maske, 1954-USA; R: H. Bruce Humberstone, B: Oscar Brodney; Charles Latour, K: Irving Glassberg, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: René * Colleen Miller) 82m-Abenteuerdrama (Bühnenstück Le chevalier au masque von Paul Armont & Jean Manoussi, 1920) (10-11; 5507)

The Rawhide Years (Vom Teufel verführt, 1955-USA; R: Rudolph Maté, B: Earl Fenton; Robert Presnell, Jr., D.D.Beauchamp, K: Irving Glassberg, M: Frank Skinner, Hans J. Salter, D: Tony Curtis: Ben * Colleen Miller * Arthur Kennedy) 85-Western (Roman von Norman A. Fox, 1953) (02-04; 5606)

The Square Jungle (Schläger von Chicago, 1955-USA; R: Jerry Hopper, B: George Zuckerman, K: George Robinson, ML: Heinz Roemheld, D: Tony Curtis: Eddie Quaid/Packy Glennon * Pat Crowley * Ernest Borgnine) 86m-Sportfilm (06-07; 5512)

Trapeze (Trapez, 1955-USA * Carol Reed ... Tino Orsini) (Roman von Max Catto) (08-11; 5605)

Mister Cory (Mister Cory, 1956-USA; R+B: Blake Edwards, K: Russell Metty, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Cory * Martha Hyer * Charles Bickford * Kathryn Grant) 92m-Gangsterdrama (05-07; 5703)

The Midnight Story (Der Tod war schneller, 1956-USA; R: Joseph Pevney, B: John Robinson, Edwin Blum, K: Russell Metty, MS: Joseph Gershenson, D: Tony Curtis: Joe Martini * Marisa Pavan * Gilbert Roland) 89m-Krimi (07-08; 5708)

Sweet Smell of Success (Dein Schicksal in meiner Hand, 1956/57-USA * Alexander Mackendrick ... Sidney Falco) (novelette von Ernest Lehman) (11-03/+05; 5706)

The Vikings (Die Wikinger, 1957-USA * Richard Fleischer ... Eric) (Roman von Edison Marshall) (04-09; 5806)

Kings Go Forth (Rivalen, 1957-USA; R: Delmer Daves, B: Merle Miller, K: Daniel L. Fapp, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: Frank Sinatra * Tony Curtis: Britt Harris * Natalie Wood) 109m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von Joe David Brown, 1956) (08-09 & 11-12; 5807)

The Perfect Furlough (Urlaubsschein nach Paris, 1958-USA; R: Blake Edwards, B: Stanley Shapiro, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Frank Skinner, D: Tony Curtis: Paul Hodges * Janet Leigh * Keenan Wynn * Linda Cristal * Elaine Stritch) 93m-Komödie (01-02; 5901)

The Defiant Ones (Flucht in Ketten, 1958-USA * Stanley Kramer ... John Jackson) (02-04; 5809, NY)

Some Like It Hot (Manche mögen's heiß, 1958-USA * Billy Wilder ... Joe/Josephine) (5903)

Operation Petticoat (Unternehmen Petticoat, 1959-USA * Blake Edwards ... Lt. Nicholas "Nick" Holden) (01-04; 5912)

Spartacus (Spartacus, 1959-USA * Stanley Kubrick ... Antoninus) (Roman von Howard Fast) (01/02-08/+11-12+01-03; 6010)

Who Was That Lady? (Wer war die Dame?, 1959-USA; R: George Sidney, B: Norman Krasna, K: Harry Stradling, M: André Previn, D: Tony Curtis: David Wilson * Dean Martin * Janet Leigh) 116m-Komödie (Bühnenstück Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? von Norman Krasna, 1958) (07-08; 6002)

The Rat Race (Zwei in einem Zimmer, 1959-USA; R: Robert Mulligan, B: Garson Kanin, K: Robert Burks, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: Tony Curtis: Pete Hammond, Jr. * Debbie Reynolds) 105m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Garson Kanin, 1949) (09-12; 6005)

The Great Impostor (Ein charmanter Hochstapler, 1960-USA; R: Robert Mulligan, B: Liam O'Brien, K: Robert Burks, M: Henry Mancini, D: Tony Curtis: Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr., Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill, Raymond Massey, Joan Blackman, Robert Middleton) 112m-Komödie (Buch von Robert Crichton, 1959) (04-06; 6103)

The Outsider (Der Außenseiter, 1960-USA; R: Delbert Mann, B: Stewart Stern, K: Joseph LaShelle, M: Leonard Rosenman, D: Tony Curtis: Ira Hamilton Hayes, James Franciscus: James B. Sorenson) 108m-Drama (Kurzgeschichte Our Torture Execution of Marine Hero Ira Hayes von William Bradford Huie, 1958) (?-10; 6112, LA)

Taras Bulba (Taras Bulba, 1961/62-USA * J. Lee Thompson ... Andrej Bulba) (Kurzgeschichte von Nikolaj V. Gogol, 1835) (6212)

40 Pounds of Trouble (Ein Rucksack voller Ärger, 1962-USA; R: Norman Jewison, B: Marion Hargrove, K: Joseph MacDonald, M: Mort Lindsey, D: Tony Curtis: Steve McCluskey, Suzanne Pleshette) 106m-Melodram (Kurzgeschichte Little Miss Marker von Damon Runyon, 1932) (6212)

The List of Adrian Messenger (Die Totenliste, 1962-USA * John Huston ... cameo) (6305)

Captain Newman, M.D. (Captain Newman, 1963-USA; R: David Miller, B: Richard L. Breen, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, K: Russell Metty, M: Frank Skinner, D: Gregory Peck * Tony Curtis: Jackson Laibowitz) 126m-Drama (Roman von Leo Rosten, 1961) (?-05; 6312)

Wild and Wonderful (Monsieur Cognac, 1963-USA; R: Michael Anderson, B: Larry Markes, Michael Morris, Waldo Salt, K: Joseph LaShelle, M: Morton Stevens, D: Tony Curtis: Terry Williams * Christine Kaufmann) 88m-Komödie (?-06; 6405)

Sex and the Single Girl (...und ledige Mädchen, 1963/64-USA; R: Richard Quine, B: Joseph Heller, David R. Schwartz, K: Charles Lang, M: Neal Hefti, D: Tony Curtis: Bob Weston * Natalie Wood * Henry Fonda * Lauren Bacall * Mel Ferrer) 114m-Komödie (Buch von Helen Gurley Brown, 1962) (?-01; 6412)

Goodbye Charlie (Goodbye Charlie, 1964-USA; R: Vincente Minnelli, B: Harry Kurnitz, K: Milton Krasner, M: André Previn, D: Tony Curtis: George Tracy * Debbie Reynolds * Pat Boone) 117m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von George Axelrod, 1959) (6411)

The Great Race (Das große Rennen rund um die Welt, 1964-USA * Blake Edwards ... der Große Leslie) (06-11; 6507)

Boeing Boeing (Boeing-Boeing, 1965-USA; R: John Rich, B: Edward Anhalt, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Neal Hefti, D: Tony Curtis: Bernard Lawrence * Jerry Lewis) 102m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Marc Camoletti, 1960) (?-06; 6512)

Not with My Wife, You Don't! (Finger weg von meiner Frau, 1965/66-USA; R: Norman Panama, B: Norman Panama, Larry Gelbart, Peter Barnes, K: Charles Lang, M: John Williams, D: Tony Curtis: Tom Ferris * Virna Lisi * George C. Scott) 119m-Liebeskomödie (?-04; 6611, NY)

Drop Dead Darling (Arrivederci, Baby!, 1966-GB; R+B: Ken Hughes, K: Denys Coop, M: Dennis Farnon, D: Tony Curtis: Nick Johnson * Rosanna Schiaffino) 100m-Komödie (Roman The Careful Man von Richard Deming, 1962) (6702)

Don't Make Waves (Die nackten Tatsachen, 1966-USA * Alexander Mackendrick ... Carlo Cofield) (Roman von Ira Wallach) (6706)

La cintura di castità (Der Keuschheitsgürtel, 1967-I; R: Pasquale Festa Campanile, B: Luigi Magni, Larry Gelbart, K: Carlo Di Palma, M: Riz Ortolani, D: Tony Curtis: Guerrando da Montone * Monica Vitti) 108m-Komödie (6712)

The Boston Strangler (Der Frauenmörder von Boston, 1968-USA; R: Richard Fleischer, B: Edward Anhalt, K: Richard H. Kline, M: Lionel Newman, D: Tony Curtis: Alberto de Salvo * Henry Fonda * George Kennedy) 116m-Thriller (Buch von Gerold Frank, 1966) (01-03; 6810)

Monte Carlo or Bust / Quei temerari sulle loro pazze, scatenate, scalcinate carriole / Gonflés à bloc (Monte Carlo Rallye, 1968-GB/I/F; R: Ken Annakin, B: Jack Davies, Ken Annakin, K: Gabor Pogany, M: Ron Goodwin, D: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari, Peter Cook, Tony Curtis: Chester Schofield, Mireille Darc, Marie Dubois, Gert Fröbe, Susan Hampshire, Jack Hawkins, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Dudley Moore, Peer Schmidt, Eric Sykes, Terry-Thomas) 120/5m-Komödie (04-?; 6906)

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (Stellt Euch vor, es gibt Krieg und keiner geht hin, 1969-USA; R: Hy Averback, B: Don McGuire, Hal Captain, K: Burnett Guffey, M: Jerry Fielding, D: Brian Keith * Ernest Borgnine * Suzanne Pleshette, Tony Curtis: Shannon Gambroni) 113m-Komödie (?-05; 7007)

You Can't Win 'em All (Zwei Kerle aus Granit, 1969-GB; R: Peter Collinson, B: Leo Gordon, K: Ken Higgins, M: Bert Kaempfert, D: Tony Curtis: Adam Dyer * Charles Bronson * Michele Mercier) 99m-Abenteuer (07-?; 7011)

Lepke (Der Gangsterboß von New York, 1974-USA; R: Menahem Golan, B: Wesley Lau, Tamar Hoffs, K: Andrew Davis, M: Ken Wannberg, D: Tony Curtis: Louis "Lepke" Buchalter * Anjanette Comer) 123m-Krimi (7505, NY)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Der Graf von Monte Christo, 1974-GB; R: David Greene, B: Sidney Carroll, K: Aldo Tonti, M: Allyn Ferguson, D: Richard Chamberlain, Kate Nelligan, Tony Curtis: Mondego) 100/3m-Abenteuerdrama (Roman Le comte de Monte-Cristo von Alexandre Dumas, père, 1844-46) (08-?; 7510-D) > ursprünglich TVM

The Last Tycoon (Der letzte Tycoon, 1976-USA; R: Elia Kazan, B: Harold Pinter, K: Victor J. Kemper, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Robert De Niro * Tony Curtis: Rodriguez * Robert Mitchum * Jeanne Moreau * Jack Nicholson * Donald Pleasence) 122m-Drama (Roman von F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1941) (03-05; 7611)

Casanova & Co. / Casanova & Company / Treize femmes pour Casanova (1976-A/I/F; R: François Legrand [=Franz Antel], B: Joshua Sinclair, Tom Priman, K: Hanns Matula, M: Riz Ortolani, D: Tony Curtis: Giacomo Casanova/Giacomino, Marisa Berenson, Marisa Mell, Jean Lefebvre, Sylva Koscina, Andréa Ferréol, Umberto Orsini, Victor Spinetti & Hugh Griffith & Britt Ekland) 96/104m-Erotikkomödie (7703-I)

Sextette (1976/77-USA; d: Ken Hughes, B: Herbert Baker, K: James Crabe, M: Artie Butler, D: Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton, Tony Curtis: Alexei Karansky) 91m-Musikkomödie (Bühnenstück von Mae West, ?) (12-?; 7803)

The Manitou (Der Manitou, 1977-USA; R: William Girdler, B: William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope, K: Michel Hugo, M: Lalo Schifrin, D: Tony Curtis: Harry Erskine, Michael Ansara, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, Jon Cedar & Ann Sothern + Burgess Meredith) 104m-Horror (Roman von Graham Masterton, 1975) (05-07; 7804, NY)

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (Die Bären sind nicht mehr zu bremsen, 1977-USA; R: John Berry, B: Bill Lancaster, K: [USA] Gene Polito; [J] Kozo Okazaki, M: Paul Chihara, D: Tony Curtis: Marvin Lazar * Jackie Earle Haley) 91m-Sportkomödie (09-?; 7806)

It Rained All Night the Day I Left / 2 affreux sur le sable (Zwei Gauner in der Wüste, 1978-CDN/F/IL; R: Nicolas Gessner, B: Ted Allan, K: Richard Ciupka, M: Alain Leroux, D: Tony Curtis: Robert Talbot * Louis Gossett, Jr. * Sally Kellerman * John Vernon) 95m-Komödie (10-12; 8008-F)

Title Shot (Title Shot - Der Killer lauert am Ring, 1979-CDN; R: Les Rose, B: John Saxton, K: Henri Fiks, M: Paul [J.] Zaza, D: Tony Curtis: Frank Renzetti ° Richard Gabourie) 88m-Krimidrama (01-02; 8105-S)

Little Miss Marker (Ein reizender Fratz, 1979-USA; R+B: Walter Bernstein, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Henry Mancini, D: Walter Matthau * Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis: Blackie) 103m-Komödie (Kurzgeschichte von Damon Runyon, 1932) (03-?; 8003)

The Mirror Crack'd (Mord im Spiegel, 1980-GB * Guy Hamilton ... Marty N. Fenn) (Roman von Agatha Christie) (05-07; 8012-BBFC)

Otelo (comando negro) / Othello (1982-E/F; d+B: Max H. Boulois, K: Domingo Solano, D: Tony Curtis: Jago ° Joanna Pettet ° Max H. Boulois) 90/106m-Action (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare, 1604) (8211, Madrid)

BrainWaves (Brain Check - Das andere Ich, 1982-USA; R: Ulli Lommel, B: Ulli Lommel; Buz Alexander, Suzanna Love, K: Jon Kranhouse, M: Robert O. Ragland, D: Suzanna Love * Keir Dullea * Vera Miles & Tony Curtis: Dr. Clavius) 81m-Horrorkrimi (8308)

Where Is Parsifal? (Die Himmels-Maschine - Einladung eines Verrückten, 1983-GB; R: Henri Helman, B: Berta Domínguez D., K: Norman Langley, M: Hubert Rostaing & Yvan Jullien, D: Tony Curtis: Parsifal Katzenellenbogen, Cassandra Domenica [= Berta Domínguez D.], Erik Estrada, Peter Lawford, Ron Moody, Donald Pleasence, Orson Welles & Christopher Chaplin) 87m-Satire (8804-F)

Club Life (King of the City, 1984-USA; R+B: Norman Thaddeus Vane, K: Joel King, M: Jack Conrad, D: Tom Parsekian, Michael Parks, Jamie Barrett & Tony Curtis: Hector & Dee Wallace) 95m-Action (8602, LA)

Insignificance (Insignificance - Die verflixte Nacht, 1984-GB; R: Nicolas Roeg, B: Terry Johnson, K: Peter Hannan, M: Stanley Myers, D: Gary Busey ° Michael Emil ° Theresa Russell, Will Sampson & Tony Curtis: Senator) 108m-Satire (06-?; 8508-USA)

Banter (Banter - Eine geheimnisvolle Affäre, 1986-E/CH; R: Hervé Hachuel, B: Alvaro de la Huerta, K: Ricardo Chara, M: Phil Marshall, D: Tony Curtis: Charles Foster * Scott Paulin) 89/118m-Thriller (Roman The Last of Philip Banter von John Franklin Bardin, 1947) (8608-E)

Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany (1987-D/CH; R: Thomas Brasch, B: Thomas Brasch; Jurek Becker, K: Axel Block, M: Günther Fischer, D: Tony Curtis: Mr. Cornfield, Katharina Thalbach, Matthias Habich, Alexandra Stewart, Charles Regnier, George Tabori, Guntbert Warns, Michael Morris, Ursula Andermatt, Karin Baal, Irm Hermann, Birol Ünel, Gedeon Burkhard, George Kranz, Klaus Pohl) 102m-Drama (08-10; 8805)

Midnight (1988-USA; d+B: Norman Thaddeus Vane, K: David Golia, M: Michael Wetherwax, D: Lynn Redgrave * Tony Curtis: Mr. B) 84m-Horrorkomödie (8907, LA)

Lobster Man from Mars (Lobsterman vom Mars, 1988-USA; R: Stanley Sheff, B: Bob Greenberg, K: Gerry Lively, M: Sasha Matson, D: Tony Curtis: J.P. Shelldrake, Deborah Foreman, Patrick Macnee, Billy Barty, Anthony Hickox & Tommy Sledge) 93m-Komödie (05-?; 9002)

Walter & Carlo i Amerika (1989-DK; R+B: Ole Stephensen, Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen, K: Claus Loof, M: Jeff Nax McDowning, Jan Glæsel, D: Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen ° Tony Curtis: Willy La Rouge ° Ole Stephensen) 83m-Komödie (07-09; 8911)

Prime Target (Highway Hunter, 1990-USA; R+B: David Heavener, K: Peter Wolf, M: Robert Garrett, D: David Heavener, Isaac Hayes, Robert Reed, Jenilee Harrison, Don Stroud & Tony Curtis: Marrietta Copella) 84m-Krimi (08-09; 9109, LA)

Center of the Web (Center of the Web, 1991-USA; R+B: David A. Prior, K: Andrew Parke, M: Greg Turner, D: Robert Davi, Charlene Tilton, Ted Prior, Bo Hopkins, William Zipp, Charles Napier & Tony Curtis: Stephen Moore) 91m-Thriller (10-11; 9205)

Naked in New York (Naked in New York, 1992-USA; R: Dan/iel Algrant, B: Dan Algrant, John Warren, K: Joey Forsyte, M: Angelo Badalamenti, D: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Curtis: Carl Fisher, Timothy Dalton, Kathleen Turner & Whoopi Goldberg) 91m-Komödie (11-12; 9404)

The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man (Reptile Man, 1995-USA; R+B: Stewart Schill, K: Yuri Neyman, M: David A. Hughes, John Murphy, D: Tony Curtis: Jack Steele [Reptile Man] ° Arye Gross ° Ally Walker) 85m-Tragikomödie (11-12; 9909, LA) > IMDB: Brittle Glory

Louis & Frank (1996-F/USA; d+B: Alexandre Rockwell, K: Jim Denault, M: Paolo Conte, D: Steve Randazzo * Francesco Messina & Tony Curtis: Lenny Star Springer) 87m-Komödie (11-12; 9807-F)

Play It to the Bone (Knocked Out - Eine schlagkräftige Freundschaft, 1999-USA * Ron Shelton ... cameo) (9912)


The Mummy Lives (Mumie - Tal des Todes, 1992-USA * Gerry O'Hara ... Dr. Mohassid/Aziru) 97m-Horror (10-12) > nur Videovertrieb (PG-13; 9601)

Hardball (Bounty Hunters II, 1996-USA * George Erschbamer ... Wald) 97m-Action (1.85; 06-07) > nur Videovertrieb (R; 0105)

AWARD

Spezial-David /di Donatello/ (2001)

BOOKS

Tony Curtis (mit Barry Paris): Tony Curtis: The Autobiography. London: Heinemann, 1994 > 352 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits

+ Ich mag's heiss – Die Autobiographie. München: Ullstein, 1997

Tony Curtis: American Prince: A Memoir. New York: Harmony Books, 2008 > XV, 364 pages : ill.


Michael Munn: Tony Curtis: Nobody's Perfect. London: JR, 2011

Born into a poor Hungarian family living in the Bronx, all Tony Curtis ever wanted to be was a movie star. As a young boy he lived in fear of anti-semitic beatings and abuse, but the child who began life as Bernard Schwartz went on to conquer Hollywood and live his dream. By the time he died, he was a legend with more than a hundred and twenty movies and TV dramas to his name. Here is the full story of a man plucked from obscurity to become the ultimate movie star; someone who skyrocketed to success via the Studio System. Nobody's perfect covers his inauspicious start - struggling during the Depression then serving on a wartime submarine and witnessing the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay. The book goes on to describe Curtis's days as one of the top movie stars of the 1950s and 60s, his five marriages and life-or-death struggle with drugs and alcohol. With his thick black hair, long eyelashes and trademark good looks, Tony was the heart throb who became a Hollywood survivor. At the height of Curtis' fame, the star of Some Like It Hot and Spartacus ran with the Rat Pack, and counted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin amongst his close friends. Extremely popular with the starlets of the day, he was pursued by Marilyn Monroe day, who, pregnant with his child until she tragically miscarried, was obsessed with marrying him. His elopement with Janet Leigh, meanwhile, made Curtis half of one of Hollywood's earliest power couples. But while his professional life was at its peak, his private life was beginning to fall apart. By the mid-1950s he was seeing a psychiatrist three times a week and soon succumbed to the lure of drugs. When his father was dying, agonisingly of lung cancer, Curtis supplied him with marijuana to ease his suffering. This biography by Michael Munn, who met Curtis several times and interviewed him at length, tells the definitive story of the one of the last matinee idols from the Golden Age of Hollywood, a heart-throb who, when asked what he wanted on his epitaph, replied, fittingly, 'Nobody's perfect.' > 312 p., [16] p. of plates : ports.


Aubrey Malone: The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis. Jefferson/London: McFarland & Company, 2013

This new biography contains excerpts from interviews and articles by and about Curtis all the way from his teens in the Bronx to his death at 85 in 2010. Many of these are little known and provide insights into his complex relationship with fame, family and females, the three obsessions of his life. The book also documents his many struggles with substance abuse, his disenchantment with Hollywood when it failed to take him seriously, the violent deaths of his two brothers, the failure of four of his marriages, a heart attack, the death of a son from a drug overdose and, most importantly, the manner in which his resilient spirit saw him through these challenges and tragedies. It’s a revisionist biography which adds significantly to the received wisdom on his life and times, not only through personal interviews but also revelations from two recent books not yet available in English, one written by his daughter Allegra and the other by his ex-wife Christine Kaufmann. > 224pp. softcover * 24 photos, notes, bibliography, index * print + ebook

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