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  • ** FILE ** Tony Curtis poses in this April 1959 file photo. Curtis died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at his Las Vegas area home of a cardiac arrest at 85, according to the Clark County, Nev. coroner. (AP Photo, File)

    Actor Tony Curtis dies at age 85

    Tony Curtis molded himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob to a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot."

  • Jill Curtis, widow of the late actor Tony Curtis, speaks to members of the media at her home Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in Henderson, Nev. Tony Curtis died Wednesday at the age of 85. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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  • 'Ace' ahead of its time in exposing press abuse

    A riveting classic that underperformed during its initial 1951 stateside run receives a long-anticipated digital reincarnation with the Criterion Collection's remastered double-disc edition of Billy Wilder's prescient, hard-hitting press expose Ace in the Hole ($39.98). It's our ...

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  • "I'm not ready to settle down like an elderly Jewish gentleman, sitting on a bench and leaning on a cane," he said at 60. "I've got a hell of a lot of living to do."

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