UK Today News: Jamie Lee Curtis Says Her Father Tony Curtis Was A Young Man At Heart
Jamie Lee Curtis, the daughter of actor Tony Curtis, has said that her father was an eager and ambitious young man, before he was introduced to Hollywood. Tony Curtis was born as Bernie Schwartz.
While talking to People Magazine, Jamie said, “The older he got, the more he attached to the accoutrements of that new life, and although he looked, smelled, dressed, traveled and ate different than his old friends, they knew that somewhere under his glow and fancy cars lurked Bernie Schwartz – and they loved him for it.”
She added, “His personal failings and public successes have been well documented, and my relationship with him, although nonexistent for much of my life, in the end was good and based on mutual respect rather than any father and daughter model.”
Curtis died on September 29, 2010 Wednesday, due to cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas home. He is survived by his wife Jill Curtis and his children from his previous marriages.