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Jamie Lee Curtis calls 911 after friend suffers overdose

Jamie Lee Curtis calls 911 after friend suffers overdose

VENICE, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jamie Lee Curtis reportedly called 911 Tuesday night after a friend of hers overdosed in the backseat of the actress' car.
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Linda Cardellini lands 'New Girl' role

Linda Cardellini lands 'New Girl' role

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Linda Cardellini is moving on from Don Draper.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Jodie Foster called to scene of Jamie Lee Curtis crash

Jodie Foster called to scene of Jamie Lee Curtis crash

VENICE, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jodie Foster rushed to the scene of a Venice, Calif., car crash in which her friend Jamie Lee Curtis suffered minor injuries, TMZ reported.
Hosts go makeup-free for 'Talk' premiere

Hosts go makeup-free for 'Talk' premiere

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The hosts of "The Talk" will appear without makeup on Monday's Season 3 premiere in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
By United Press International
Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Actors are flocking to do guest spots on "NCIS," the U.S. TV show's executive producer Gary Glasberg said.

LA hospital gala raises $7 million

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Children's Hospital in Los Angeles said its star-studded gala raised $7 million.
Jamie Lee: Tony not an involved father

Jamie Lee: Tony not an involved father

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Jamie Lee Curtis says her late screen icon father Tony was not an involved parent.
Brinkley, Lopez kick off 'The Talk'

Brinkley, Lopez kick off 'The Talk'

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The new CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" will showcase Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Lopez and Jenny Sanford in its premiere week, the network said.
Funeral held for Tony Curtis in Las Vegas

Funeral held for Tony Curtis in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and actress Jamie Lee Curtis were among those who spoke at Tony Curtis' Las Vegas funeral Monday.
Curtis admits being organizational maven

Curtis admits being organizational maven

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis says she loves organizing closets and kitchens in her spare time.
Guest to appear in 'Museum' sequel

Guest to appear in 'Museum' sequel

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. comic actor Christopher Guest reportedly has signed on to appear in the upcoming sequel to "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller.
Curtis poses topless for AARP magazine

Curtis poses topless for AARP magazine

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who turns 50 this year, has posed topless for the latest edition of AARP magazine.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.
By United Press International
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis flashes a wry smile after she was named favorite female performer in a new television series during the 16th annual People's Choice Award in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and author. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in many horror films early in her career, such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train, Curtis has since compiled a body of work that covers many genres. Her 1998 book, Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day, made the best-seller list in The New York Times. Curtis has appeared in advertisements for Activia since 2007, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post online newspaper. She is married to actor, screenwriter, and director Christopher Guest.

Curtis was born in Los Angeles, the child of actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Curtis's parents divorced in 1962 and her mother then married Robert Brandt. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress, and several half-siblings (all from her father's remarriages), Alexandra, Allegra, Ben, and Nicholas Curtis (who died in 1994 of a drug overdose). Curtis attended Westlake School in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills High School, and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall. Returning to California in 1976, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She considered majoring in social work, but left after one semester in order to pursue a career in acting.

Curtis's film debut was the 1978 horror Halloween, playing the role of Laurie Strode. The film was a major success and was considered the highest grossing independent film of its time, earning status as a classic horror film. Curtis was subsequently cast in several horror films, garnering her the title of a "scream queen".

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