Tony Curtis - Dead at 85

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  1. Steve_Pannell

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    Actor Tony Curtis has died:


    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/09/30/reports-actor-tony-curtis-dead/
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/r-i-p-tony-curtis/



     
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    I met Tony twice at showings of "Some Like it Hot" and he was incredibly gracious. Another great star has left us.


    Here's a funny story from the first time that I met him.

    I was in line for him him to autograph a "Some Like it Hot" reproduction poster. Due to his failing hearing, he had an assistant writing names down on a post-it, but when it came to be my turn, his assistant was distracted by something else, so Tony asked me directly what my name was. I said Eric, and he didn't hear it right, so I started to spell E-R-I-C, and the first letter that he caught was C, so I started to re-spell, but it was too late. I ended up with a poster that said "To Crit". As soon as he was done, I could tell that he knew he had made a mistake, so he drew some additional decoration on the poster and I thanked him and left. That will be my Tony Curtis story for the rest of my life...and in many ways makes it more special than a correctly signed poster.


    Thanks Tony!! RIP
     
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    Headline news on Sky TV here . So sad, another Hollywood legend gone. [/url]
     
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    RIP Tony, thanks for all the laughter, you'll never be forgotten.
     
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    I normally don't spend much time reading celebrity obits, even for some of those who meant more to me than others. And Tony Curtis actually didn't stand out as a personal favorite for me as much as many have. But today I started reading the NY Times obit, and found myself hanging on to every word. What a fascinating career and remarkable person. A great one lost, indeed. And of course it's a cliche, but they just don't make 'em like this anymore.
     
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    My video from the LAHTF/Jules Verne Film Festival screenings of Houdini and Some Like It Hot at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles. I didn't get to talk with him directly, but he was a very gracious guest. When he arrived at the theater amid all his fans and hoopla, he sat in his wheelchair, but instead of going inside, he wheeled over to a woman who was also in a wheelchair and asked if she wanted to race. He made the event very special.


     
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    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-tony-curtis-20101001,0,5186692,full.story
     

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