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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
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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.
Tony Curtis memorial set for Monday

Tony Curtis memorial set for Monday

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A memorial service for film star Tony Curtis, who died at the age of 85, is set for Monday in his adopted home of Nevada, a funeral home spokeswoman said.
Wife: Curtis' heart was ready to go

Wife: Curtis' heart was ready to go

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Tony Curtis' wife Jill says the Hollywood screen icon's "heart was ready to go" when he died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Stars lining up for TCM film fest

Stars lining up for TCM film fest

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Eva Marie Saint and Illeana Douglas are to attend next month's TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, organizers said.

Ravens send Prescott to Pats, sign Curtis

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens disclosed Tuesday they traded linebacker Prescott Burgess to the New England Patriots and signed tight end Tony Curtis.

Eagles switch out tight ends.

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday agreed to a one-year contract with tight end Alex Smith, releasing tight end Tony Curtis to make room on their 53-man roster.

Actor Curtis swears during BBC interview

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Tony Curtis said in a profanity-laced interview with a BBC journalist he was upset by his Oscar nomination for the film "The Defiant Ones."
'Hot' Monroe footage to be auctioned off

'Hot' Monroe footage to be auctioned off

MELBOURNE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Candid film footage featuring Marilyn Monroe on the set of the classic movie "Some Like It Hot" is going up for sale, Australia's Leski Auctions said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
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Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.
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.

Stars' paintings displayed at Vegas expo

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- What is being billed as the largest grouping of celebrity artwork ever exhibited is set to go on public display at Artexpo Las Vegas at the end of the month.

Wallace Seawall dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood photographer Wallace Seawall, who snapped shots of The Harlem Globetrotters and President Lyndon B. Johnson, has died in Los Angeles at age 90.
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American actor Tony Curtis attends a photocall promoting his artwork "The Tony Curtis Collection" at Harrods in London on April 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.

Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the later half of the 1950's he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a “fine dramatic actor,” having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of "mediocre" films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, "his first clear success," notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely.

He won his first serious recognition as a skilled dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in another drama, The Defiant Ones (1958). Curtis then gave what many believe was his best acting, in a completely different role, the comedy Some Like It Hot (1959). Thomson calls it an "outrageous film," and it was voted the number 1 funniest film in history from a survey done by the American Film Institute. It costarred Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and was directed by Billy Wilder. That was followed by Blake Edwards’ comedy Operation Petticoat (1959) with Cary Grant. They were both “frantic comedies,” and displayed "his impeccable comic timing." He often collaborated with Edwards on later films.

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