jamie lee curtis, tony curtis. who is tTony Curtis?, he is an actor who went up to film fame in the 1950s by mixing street mentality with near-attractive looks, gave powerful spectacular performances in “Sweet Smell of Success” and “The Defiant Ones” and grew to become a comic image as a cross-outfitting Jazz Age musician in “Some Like It Hot,” expired of cardiac arrest Wednesday at his Las Vegas-area home. He was 85.
Jamie Lee Curtis is practically a household name, but not much is known about the late Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh’s other daughter, Kelly Curtis. She was also an actress, like her famous parents and sister.
Here are five things about Kelly that you may not know:
1. She was born in 1956 in Santa Monica, California, and was the first of two children born to Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She later became big sister to Jamie Lee Curtis.
2. She began acting at the age of 27, and she played Muffy in Trading Places.
3. Some of Kelly’s other film credits include Checkpoint, Magic Sticks, and The Devil’s Daughter.
4. Kelly also acted on TV, and her last appearance was in 1999 on the series Judging Amy.
“The significant thing is that he did not disappear,” said film historian Jeanine Basinger. “He made the transition because he actually had more than just a pretty face. He understood the situation he was in very clearly. He was a very intelligent boy from the streets. He was street smart, and he got business-smart.”, kelly curtis, jill vandenberg curtis, christine kaufmann