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In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the latter half of the 1950s he became a notable and strong screen presence.He died the next day.’ He was also badly affected by the worsening schizophrenia of another brother, Bobby, who was eventually committed to an institution by Curtis.It was a condition which Bobby appeared to have inherited from their troubled mother, who had also been diagnosed as schizophrenic many years before.And in 1959, Billy Wilder put him in the classic Some Like It Hot, as a girl-chasing jazz musician in drag, with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.‘Curtis is the subtlest thing in that outrageous film: more cunningly feminine than Lemmon and throwing in a superb impersonation of Cary Grant as a bonus,’ wrote critic David Thomson.Life was sweet for Tony Curtis — at least it was until his repeated womanising led to the collapse of his marriage to Janet Leigh in 1963. I pin that on my chest in the morning and I feel like a hero.
The couple became the toast of Hollywood, and partied with Frank Sinatra and Jack Kennedy and even Jack’s father Joe Kennedy, with whom Curtis used to play golf.
His estranged daughter Jamie Lee Curtis believes he was driven by darker demons, in particular a sense of guilt left over from his childhood, caused by the death in a street accident of one brother, Julius, who was hit by a lorry at a time when Tony was minding him.‘I had to identify him,’ Curtis once told me. His head was covered in bandages; just his mouth showed.
The only way I could recognise him was by a front tooth that had been chipped when some kid pushed him into a water fountain a few days before.
‘Joe loved Janet very much — both her personality and her big t**s’, remembered her husband typically.
The boy from the Bronx was living the good life, with a mansion on a five-acre estate in exclusive Holmby Hills, a fleet of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, and even daily fencing lessons — at Gene Kelly’s suggestion — during which he would exchange parries and ripostes with his instructors to the music of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.