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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis

Like Eddie Fisher this is one of those obituaries that doesn't really belong on a jazz blog but hey - we're talkin' here 'bout Tony Curtis. Remember him as the saxophonist in drag in Some Like It Hot? that film has got to be on just about everyone's list.
Curtis played a saxophonist in another movie - Garson Kanin's The Rat Race - he gets lured to an audition in Manhattan where the other 'musicians' send him out for coffees. When he returns they've done a runner with his alto, tenor, baritone, flute and clarinet!
He may not have been a jazzman but he was as cool as any of them.
Tony Curtis died Sept 29, 2010, aged 85.
Lance

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

Re the film 'The Rat Race', I know just how the character felt when he lost his instruments, as I'm still mourning my broken penny whistle! Weep, Weep.

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