Farewell, Tony Curtis

September 30, 2010 / Posted by:

Eddie Fisher now has somebody to skip with him all the way up to heaven. Hollywood legend Tony Curtis passed away at his home in Las Vegas late last night at the age of 85. Tony died of cardiac arrest. A rep for his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis confirmed that Tony is no longer with us.

When I was reading about Tony at The L.A. Times, I couldn’t believe it when I read the sentence “nominated for one Oscar“. And Tony never won! Tony was nominated for The Defiant Ones, but not for Some Like It Hot, Houdini, Sweet Smell of Success or Spartacus. I mean, that bath scene with Laurence Olivier in Spartacus deserves something besides a mention in AFI’s Gayest Moments in Cinema.

Rest in peace, Tony Curtis… You will live on forever thanks to this:

And also thanks to the mural of you on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood. That mural is my favorite. No tagger better even think of touching that mural with paint. Ever.

(Image via Flickr)

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