Tony Curtis was one of the biggest film stars of the 1950s. Born in poverty and saddled with less than positive memories of his childhood, his good looks got him a lucrative Hollywood contract and the pick of Hollywood's most beautiful actresses, including Marilyn Monroe and Janet Leigh.
His talent gave him the will and determination to sustain a long career, which totalled over 100 Film and TV appearances and a successful second career as a respected master painter.
But despite his ever present smile and charm it was not all plain sailing. Troubled marriages, drugs, alcohol, family tragedy and resentment towards some in the Hollywood Establishment were also integral features of the Tony Curtis life experience.
Enjoy the Classic Hollywood MTC treatment of the life and career of the late great Tony Curtis. A man who was Not Just A Pretty Face.
The music is called Piano Improvisation which can be found on the Free Music Archive.