Jamie Lee Curtis has confirmed that her father, actor Tony Curtis died Wednesday night after going into cardiac arrest. Tony Curtis, the former husband of Janet Leigh, is best known for his roles in “Some Like It Hot,” and “The Defiant Ones.”
According to People Magazine, Jamie Lee Curtis confirmed her father’s cause of death. He was 85 years old. Tony Curtis starred alongside Hollywood legends such as, Marilyn Monroe, Roger Moore, and Sidney Poitier. Although he was late into his career, Tony Curtis continued to work up until 2008. See a montage of great Tony Curtis moments here.
Throughout his career Tony Curtis made a name for himself by bringing his own sexy style to his performances. He leaves behind daughters Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis. Tony was married six times throughout his life. His first wife was “Psycho” star Janet Leigh, who is daughter Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother.
Tony Curtis left a big imprint on Hollywood and it’s amazing past. He’ll be remembered fondly whenever we see his work, or watch the talents he has passed on to his family. He’ll be missed not only be his family, but by his millions of fans.