But neither the banality of his acting — he once said ‘Acting? Give me the line’ — nor the dreadfulness of the films in which he appeared, mattered.Curtis was simply the most devastatingly handsome star since Rudolph Valentino. ‘The thing is, Tony never got over his good fortune.In a succession of hokum costume dramas, he had girls across America swooning. He just couldn’t believe how lucky he was to be a movie star.And he was more than happy to respond to their breathless adoration.‘He was on the other side of the street, I hadn’t seen him for six years, and they were his first words: “Hey, Walter . He was like a kid with a new train set with all the signals set at green.’Curtis had become one of the hottest young stars in the business.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.
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." said Anne Blythe to herself, as she went up the walk of the Wright garden to Diana Wright's front door, where little cherry-blossom petals were coming down on the salty, breeze-stirred air. Mary was home to her now and had been home for many years but Avonlea had something that Glen St. She paused for a moment to look about her on hills and woods she had loved in olden days and still loved. Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx to poor Hungarian immigrants on June 3, 1925, but after taking acting classes moved to Hollywood, where movie-goers loved his dark-haired sex appeal and impish grin In 1957, he was cast as the creepy press agent Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell Of Success.The following year, he was given the role of a racist convict chained to Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.During their 12 years together, they’d had two children — one of whom was the actress Jamie Lee Curtis — but the relationship fractured, and set Curtis off on a merry-go-round of subsequent, ill-advised marriages. All day long I feel like a regular hero.’ He asked whether I had any medals. ‘You should buy some regular bravery medals,’ he advised me. You can face anything with a good medal pinned on your chest.