Thursday, September 30, 2010



Tony Curtis

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis is dead at 85. The star suffered a cardiac arrest he had last night. Curtis starred in "The Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones," "Spartacus," and "Some Like it Hot" with movie icon Marilyn Monroe. His wife at his side.

Editors Note: Having met Tony a few times over the years, this guy was a gem. He was always polite and always laughing. The last time I saw him was years ago at the now closed Tunnel Nightclub in New York City. The guy was full of jokes and did everything to make sure I got the pictures I needed. We don't have stars like Tony Curtis anymore. The guy was not only talented, he had class. He knew it was a two way street with the stars and the media. He went out of his way to talk to everyone and to pose for the photographers. What I really liked about Tony, was his sense of humor. He would joke and laugh and just really enjoyed hanging out and chatting with people. I remember standing in the middle of the club, thinking to myself, here I was with the star that I grew up watching in the movies. Here I was talking to him and laughing with him. It was a moment I will never forget. The world has lost another legend, another real star. Rest in peace Tony!

Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna