Tony Curtis


June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz) was a devilishly handsome man. His looks and his broad range certainly made him one of the biggest stars of the 1950’s and 60’s.  He garnered attention with Oscar nominated dramatic roles (The Defiant Ones) as well as classic comedic turns (Some Like It Hot1 alongside Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe – directed by Billy Wilder) as well as more than 100 other projects.  He was also an avid painter – something he continued to do later in life, claiming to enjoy it more than making movies.

Curtis was married three times. His first marriage, to actress Janet Leigh, produced two daughters, actresses Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Tony battled a host of health issues his last few decades and passed away in his Nevada home from cardiac arrest at the age of 85.


Palm Valley View Memorial Park – Las Vegas, NV

curtis - mar 20, 2011 - las vegas, NV

Specific Location

Legacy Garden, Space PG10, Row 3; Behind (to the East) of the main mausoleum building there is a smaller mausoleum called the Legacy Mausoleum. Jutting off of this building to the Northwest is a small row of semi-private garden plots. Tony is buried on the Northeast side of this row, third garden in from the road.


1 – One of my favorite movies of all time.


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