Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis

I read today that Tony Curtis died in his sleep aged 85 at his home in Nevada. Unlike classic film fans who will probably know him best from movies like "Some like it hot" and "Spartacus" my most lasting memory of Tony Curtis was as Danny Wilde in the TV series "The Persuaders". First aired in 1971, (showing my age there) I used to love that series as a kid, Aston martins and Ferraris, what more could you want at the tender age of 9! It was a big hit here in the UK however never really took off in the USA, its only claim to fame is that it did launch Roger Moore into the James Bond role and the title music for the persuaders was even done by John Barry (of 007 theme-tune fame).

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