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Finding Aid for the Tony Curtis Papers, 1948-1975
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Tony Curtis (b.1925) received his theatrical training and had his professional debut in New York before signing to Universal films (1949). He became a movie star by 1951, and starred in the early '70s TV series The persuaders. He is also the author of the novel, Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparrow (1977). The collection consists of motion picture scripts, photographs, and personal business files from the first 27 years of Curtis' acting career.
Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York; served in navy during World War II; theatrical training and professional debut in New York; signed to films by Universal, 1949; became a star by 1951; by the late 1950s Curtis had broadened his range from swashbuckling hero to dramatic actor, in films such as Sweet smell of success and The defiant ones, and comedy star, in Some like it hot; married to Janet Leigh, 1951-1962; starred in the early '70s TV series The persuaders; author of novel, Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparrow (1977).
20 boxes (10 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
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