Hollywood legend Tony Curtis is known for his roles in iconic films including Some Like It Hot and Spartacus. His life was always a fascination for many, particularly when his personal life crossed into his professional one. Tabloids frequently advertised his penchant for younger actresses, which would complicate things for him. His romantic life included many ups and downs, and certainly kept fans on their toes throughout his life. Here is the story of Tony Curtis’ life.
Growing Up Hungry
Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz in 1925 in the Bronx, New York. He was actually born at his father’s tailor shop. His parents struggled financially, so much that they ended up sending him and his brother to stay at an orphanage so that they would have something to eat.
About five years after moving into to orphanage, Curtis’ brother was tragically killed after he was involved in a collision with a truck. Tony was only 12 years old, placing another huge tragic event in his life. Additionally, he was especially at risk since mental illness ran in his family.