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Jamie Lee Curtis
Originally posted 10/01/2010 10:05AM
Two days after Tony Curtis' death, daughter Jamie Lee Curtis is remembering her movie star father as the eager young man before he struck Hollywood gold in the 1950s – back when he was known as Bernard Schwartz, born in the Bronx.
"The older he got, the more he attached to the accoutrements of that new life," Curtis, 51, tells PEOPLE in a statement. "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."
The actress, who for many years had been estranged from her father before they eventually reconciled, said her father's place in the limelight had affected their relationship.
Originally posted 09/30/2010 03:35PM
Jamie Lee Curtis says her late father, Tony Curtis, who died Wednesday in Las Vegas from cardiac arrest, will be remembered as both a screen legend and family man.
"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," the actress, 51, said in a statement Thursday.
"He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world," added Curtis.
Originally posted 09/30/2010 05:55AM
Tony Curtis, one of the beefcake screen stars of the 1950s who went on working for the next four decades, has died.
His daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, first confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight.
The cause of death was cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas home early Wednesday, the Clark County coroner told the Associated Press. The star was 85 and had been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital for tests in mid-July after he had trouble breathing.
Curtis, who also suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nearly died when he contracted pneumonia in December 2006 and remained in a coma for several days.
Originally posted 07/22/2009 02:35PM
With buzz building about the possible connection between Michael Jackson's death and painkillers, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has made a powerful admission: She was hooked on them – and understands how hard it is to quit.
"I too found painkillers after a routine cosmetic surgical procedure and I too became addicted," Curtis, 50, writes in a blog for the Huffington Post. "The morphine becomes the warm bath from which to escape painful reality. I was a lucky one. I was able to see that the pain had started long ago and far away and that the finding the narcotic was merely a matter of time."
Originally posted 06/16/2008 03:50PM
Jamie Lee Curtis is turning 50 and shouting it from the rooftops – along with a few lessons she's learned along the way.
"Fifty is a big corner to turn. It used to mean being put out to pasture, but it's the opposite with me," the actress, who will reach the half-century point on Nov. 22, tells More magazine for its July/August issue. "I feel more vibrant; I'm more active than I've ever been."
And more adventurous: Earlier this year, Curtis dropped her top on a magazine cover in order to encourage women to accept their bodies and the beauty of aging naturally.
Now, the free-spirited actress is baring her soul about her struggles with addiction, and how others can face their problems head-on.
Originally posted 04/28/2008 05:00PM
Jamie Lee Curtis says she knows how Miley Cyrus feels – to a point.
"I too was a little embarrassed by my recent topless 'scandal' and the subsequent parodies," Curtis, 49, who dropped her top for AARP's magazine, blogs for The Huffington Post, "but I am an adult woman. I protected myself during the shoot and I can take the heat. I only wish that her guardians had protected her."
Originally posted 03/21/2008 07:35AM
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has once again decided to bare her soul – and body – to convince women that they will be their most beautiful if they take care of their bodies and age naturally.
The star, whose curves turned heads in such early films as Trading Places and Perfect, will help celebrate her 50th birthday in November by posing gray-haired and topless on the cover of the May-June issue of AARP The Magazine, available March 24.
Originally posted 10/24/2007 01:15PM
Comedian George Carlin and actress Jamie Lee Curtis this week both suggested that the devastating wildfires raging in Southern California should not come as a surprise to a population that ravages the environment.
Offering his provocative opinion on The View Wednesday morning, Carlin paraphrased an old comedy rant of his, and characterized the fires as cosmic payback from a planet stretched to its breaking point.
Originally posted 06/11/2007 03:20PM
Add another voice to the chorus weighing in on Paris Hiltons latest travails: Jamie Lee Curtis.
Originally posted 06/14/2002 12:00PM
The Welsh-born beauty replaces Jamie Lee Curtis as the pitchwoman for the VoiceStream Wireless, which is now called T-Mobile.
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