Just got some very sad news in from ET Online. Tony Curtis, father of Jamie Lee Curtis, has passed away at the age of 85. The following comes directly from them:
"ET has learned that the Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died. His daughter Jamie Lee Curtis' rep has confirmed to ET the news of the legendary actor's passing, but no further details were available. Curtis, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, was perhaps most known for his comedic turn in Billy Wilder's 'Some Like It Hot' with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acknowledged Tony's talents in 1959 when he received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the movie 'The Defiant Ones' starring opposite Sidney Poitier. Tony was married six times. Jill Vandenberg Curtis was his current wife whom he married in 1998."
*UPDATED* Sir Roger Moore had the following to say to Sky News when he heard about Tony Curtis "I'm shocked. I knew Tony had not been well but I never think that friends are going...I'm very sad, and for Jill his wife who Adored him. We had a lot of laughs together (filming The Persuaders) for about 15 months, working together everyday...He was really fun to work with. He had a great sense of humour and wonderful ad-libs. He was a hell of a good actor. I shall miss him. I find it very difficult to some up my emotions in a couple of seconds."