News createt: 30-09-2010 12:00:00
Tony Curtis Died Yesterday At The Age Of 85
Legendary Tony Curtis died Wednesday of a cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas area home. He was 85.
Tony about Elvis: Elvis Presley went on the record to credit his famous, rolling coif hairdo to Curtis' influence. "Elvis and I knew each other, but not very well. And that's what we handed to each other, to give it to the next generation. It was like the Olympic relay races. It's important that members of the younger generation continue to have hair like that."
Tony met Elvis in 1960 when he was filming The Rat Race at Paramount Studios. Elvis was a fan of Curtis from watching his films in Memphis theaters and it is even rumored that Elvis copied Curtis' "ducktail" hairstyle in the '50s.
Our condolences go out to his wife, his daughter actress Jamie Lee Curtis and his family.
Tony's Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 4th at 11am at the Palm Mortuary on Eastern Blvd in Las Vegas, NV.
His service is open to the public and to all of his loving fans and friends. Come and celebrate this incredible man's life.