Actor Tony Curtis, Dead at 85


Enough. The movie star Tony Curtis died on Wednesday night at the age of 85. Over his 60-year career, Curtis starred in many an all-time great film, playing a cross-dressing saxophonist in Billy Wilder's comedic masterpiece Some Like It Hot, and the smarmy, tragic press agent Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell of Success, among other movies. Though he had an onscreen persona that was often sexually ambiguous (see Some Like It Hot, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), Curtis, a New Yorker born and raised, was married six times and had six children, including the actress Jamie Lee Curtis. You can watch him learning to walk in heels and catching a look at Marilyn Monroe in a scene from Some Like It Hot here.