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    Hollywood legend Tony Curtis dies

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    Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age of 85.


    The dashing star - who will forever be remembered for his role in drag in the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot - suffered a heart attack.


    Curtis was one of the biggest box-office stars fo the 1950s and one of Hollywood's busiest playboys.


    Sir Roger Moore, who starred alongside Curtis in TV hit The Persuaders, said he was a fine actor and added: "I shall miss him."


    Sir Michael Parkinson, who interviewed the star several times, said his performance in Some Like It Hot would live forever.


    He said: "He was a very, very fine actor. Some Like It Hot is one of the greatest comedies of all time. The man who made it, Billy Wilder, did not suffer fools so for Tony Curtis to work with him and make that film shows just how good he was."


    The actor's business manager and family spokesman Preston Ahearn told US TV network ABC News that Curtis passed away on Thursday night peacefully in bed next to his wife Jill in their home in Nevada.


    Curtis was the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who is known for her roles in the original Halloween movie, True Lies and most recently You Again.