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Tony Curtis

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Roger Moore and Tony Curtis in The Persuaders!

Tony Curtis is the stage name of Bernard Schwartz (b. June 3 1925 in the Bronx, New York), an actor who has appeared in over 100 films since 1949. Curtis has also appeared frequently on television; he co-starred with Roger Moore in the TV series The Persuaders!. He made his screen debut uncredited in Criss Cross playing a rhumba dancer.

Since at least the early 1980s Curtis has had a second career as a painter.

Curtis has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1995.

He has been married five times; his first wife was actress Janet Leigh, with whom he fathered actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis. He was also married to actress Christine Kaufmann in the 1960s.

Filmography

Politics

Curtis and actress-activist Bo Derek met with Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) in Washington, D.C., in May 2004 to discuss protecting horses. The relevant bill is H.R. 857, The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

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