Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor’s son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Defiant Ones” and “Some Like It Hot,” has died. He was 85.
The actor died at 9:25 p.m. MDT Wednesday at his Las Vegas area home of a cardiac arrest, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Thursday.
Curtis is the 5th in a series of celebrity passings of recent days. Among others who have died are crooner, Eddie Fisher, Director, Arthur Penn, best known for “Bonnie and Clyde”, 100 year old Academy nominated actress, Gloria Stuart from the mega hit film, “Titanic,” and Quentin Tarantino’s film editor, Sally Menke who sadly died with her dog by her side while hiking in the Hollywood Hills this past Monday.