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Tony Curtis Biography

Tony Curtis

Facts of Tony Curtis

Date of Death: 2010 , September-29
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Tony Curtis
Birth Name Bernard Schwartz
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Father Emanuel Schwartz
Mother Helen Schwartz
Nationality Hungarian Jewish
Birth Place/City Manhattan
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
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Net Worth $60 million (approx)
Salary N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
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Waist size N/A
Hip Size N/A
Neck Size N/A
Chest Size N/A
Bicep Size N/A
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Weight in KG N/A
Tattoo(s) No
Famous for Acting in versatile roles and his marriages
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Boyfriend N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Married Yes
Married to Janet Leigh, Christine Kaufmann, Leslie Allen, Andrea Savio, Lisa Deutsch and Jill Vandenberg
Children Seven
Divorce Five
Education Seward Park High School
Awards 19 awards and 20 nominations
Online Presence Inactive
Music Group N/A
Movies Criss Cross,City Across the River,The Lady Gambles, Take One False Step,The Great Impostor,How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border,Wild and Wonderful, 40 Pounds of Trouble,The Prince Who Was a Thief,etc
TV Show The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hope & Faith,etc
Sisters None
Siblings One
Books American Prince: A Memoir, The Making of Some Like it Hot: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie
Albums N/A
Died September 29, 2010

Quick Timeline of Tony Curtis

1925 Born in Manhattan, USA
1948 Came to Hollywood
1951 Married to Janet Leigh
1963 Married to Christine Kaufmann
1968 Married to Leslie Allen
1998 Married to Jill Vandenberg
2010 Died in Henderson home

Detail Timeline of Tony Curtis

June 3 , 1925

Born in Manhattan, USA

Tony Curtis was born on June 3, 1925, in Manhattan, the USA to parents Helen and Emanuel Schwartz and had a brother Juliusthey lived in extreme poverty.


Came to Hollywood

At the young age of 23, Curtis stepped into Hollywood to pursue his dream career as an actor.


Married to Janet Leigh

In the year 1951, he got married to actress Janet Leigh and the couple also has two children together.


Married to Christine Kaufmann

After divorce with his first wife in 1962, he got married to Christine in the year 1963 and has two daughters from her.


Married to Leslie Allen

In 1968 after the divorce with Kaufmann, he got married to Leslie Allen whom he had two sons with.


Married to Jill Vandenberg

His sixth wife was Jill Vandenberg whom he met in 1993 and after a divorce with his fifth wife, he got married to Jill.

September 29 , 2010

Died in Henderson home

On September 29, 2010, Curtis suffered major cardiac arrest an took his last breath at his Henderson home.


Tony Curtis, born as Bernard Schwartz (June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010), was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades. It was in the 1950s and early 1960s that his height of popularity grew more than ever. Curtis was seen in more than 100 films covering a wide range of genres, from light-hearted comedy to intense drama. In his later years, Curtis was seen actively involved in television shows.

Early Life And Childhood

Tony Curtis was born on June 3, 1925, in Manhattan, the USA, to parents Helen and Emanuel Schwartz and was raised along with his brother, Julius, in extreme poverty, such that their parents could not afford to feed them.

After joining a boys' scout camp, he learned to work hard and started schooling from Seward Park High School. Curtis served the US Military as Pacific Submarine Force before getting into movies.

Professional Career

Tony stepped into Hollywood at the young age of 23 in 1948. He henceforth was successful in making his mark as a versatile actor, making over a hundred appearances in movies and television shows.

Tony had worked in numerous movies like Sierra, Woman in Hiding, Kings Go Forth, David & Fatima, Hardball, Welcome to Germany, Little Miss Marker, Lepke, Don’t Make Waves, The Great Race, Taras Bulba, The Great Imposter, The Vikings, Sweet Smell of Success, The Rat Race, and others.

His notable television appearances are Startime, The Song Is You, The Persuaders!, McCoy, The Third Girl from the Lefty, The ABC Comedy Hour, The Ushers, The Fall Guy, Tarzan in Manhattan, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hope & Fath, 60 Minutes, and more!

Is Married Six Times

About personal life, Curtis married six times. His first marriage with actress Janet Leigh lasted from 1951 to 1962, and the former couple has two children, Kelly, and Jamie Lee, together. Curtis, along with Jamie, was involved in philanthropic works too.

After 11 years of marriage, the couple went separate ways, and in the following year, Curtis got married to his co-star Christine Kaufmann and had two daughters, Alexandra and Allegra. The couple finally got divorced in the year 1968.

On April 20, 1968, Curtis married Leslie Allen, with whom he had two sons, Nicholas Bernard and Benjamin Curtis, until 1982 when the couple separated. Two years after the failure of his third marriage, Curtis married Andrea Savio in 1984; they divorced in 1992.

The following year, on February 28, 1993, he married Lisa Deutsch, and they divorced only a year later in 1994. In the same year, he lost his son Nicholas Bernard due to a heroin overdose.

His sixth and last wife, Jill Vandenberg, was 45 years younger than him, who he married on November 6, 1998.

His Net Worth During the Last Days

Tony Curtis's net worth was estimated to be around $60 million. He earned a hefty amount of money from his acting career.

His Death

Unfortunately, Curtis had a drinking problem, and due to a drug overdose, he lost his life to cardiac arrest at the age of 85 on September 29, 2010.