Why so much death this week, Deathlords? Now Hollywood icon Tony Curtis has died, passing from cardiac arrest Wednesday night in his Las Vegas home. Beyond the many famous performances he gave us, like his part in Some Like It Hot and his Oscar-nominated role in The Defiant Ones, Curtis also gave Christopher Guest and Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies character a lovely wife in his daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, who today released the statement:
"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages. 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."
You'll always be my favorite comedic cross-dresser, Tony. Jack Lemmon was pretty good, too, though. And Mrs. Doubtfire.