Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis - R.I.P. (1925-2010)

Tony Curtis (tonycurtis.com)

I just heard the sad news this morning that Tony Curtis has passed away (1925-2010) which is a great loss for all fans of old Hollywood. Curtis was not only an entertaining actor, but an entertaining personality. Anyone who has had the chance to be in his presence or see him do an interview knows that Curtis could really tell a story, which he had many.

One of my favorite things about Curtis is that he was so willing to share many of his stories and the stories of the people he has encountered throughout his life. To read some of the stories he would share pick up a copy of one of his two autobiographies. Because of Curtis's openness, he was like a link to the past, a portal to another era in film and Hollywood.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet Tony Curtis in person last year at a dinner. He was such a friendly person with all in attendance, taking time with everyone.

Tony Curtis's films will always be around to watch and cherish, but my wife and I will miss the amazing man who starred in the films. R.I.P. Tony!

Robby, Zinnia, Tony Curtis (2009)

Your thoughts?

5 comments:

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

I go into detail on my own blogs, but I have to say that The Persuaders is my all-time favorite TV show and that's due in large part to Tony Curtis' comedic ability and natural charm.

You're fortunate to have met him. I'd love to have told him how much I liked him in The Persuaders and Sweet Smell of Success.

Robby Cress said...

C.K. Dexter Haven,

Speaking of "The Persuaders" I love the comedy in that show and all the fantastic outfits! You do a nice breakdown of the show on your blog The Neo-Edwardian Hipster. Keep those posts coming.

Zinnia Cress said...

i was so sad to hear the news this morning. :( i was listening to npr and they were commenting that he loved to be a part of "old hollywood" and that he loved doing interviews and telling stories and that he loved not having to do reserch for hsi appearances, cos he was the reserch. :)

i'm so glad we had the oppurtunity to meet him last year.

tony curtis- xoxo

Ruth said...

Wonderful tribute, and I so envy that you and your wife actually got to meet him! I picked up a copy of American Prince today, looking forward to reading it. BTW, I happened upon your blog when I put together my own little tribute post to the great Tony Curtis. Wonderful site, always happy to "meet" other fans of classic films. Oh, and I LOVE The Persuaders, such a fun show!

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