Tony Curtis

by ethnic on July 12, 2010

Tony Curtis File Photos (June 3, 1925 - September 29, 2010)

Photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Bernard Schwartz

Date of Birth: June 3, 1925

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: September 29, 2010

Place of Death: Henderson, Nevada

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Tony Curtis was an American actor.

Tony’s parents, Helen (Klein) and Emanuel “Manuel” Schwartz, were Jewish immigrants. His father was from Ópályi, now in Mátészalka, eastern Hungary. His mother was from Nagymihály, now in Slovakia. Tony’s first language was said to be Hungarian.

Tony had six children, two, actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, with his former wife, actress Janet Leigh, two with his former wife, German actress Christine Kaufmann, and two with his former wife, Leslie Allen.

Tony’s paternal grandparents likely were Eisig Izsák Schwarcz and Chana Ettie Jütte Anna Speiser.

Tony’s maternal grandparents were Izidor Klein and Matilda Grűnwald.

Sources: Tony’s family background –

Genealogy of Tony Curtis –

Tony Curtis at the Turner Network's Summer 2008 TCA press Tour.

Photo by s_bukley/

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

ethnic September 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

Follers, Id prefer to use a pic from a stock photos subscription as there is always a chance of copyright infringement using any wiki pics.

andrew December 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm

he’s in “Slovak-Americans” page on Wikipedia

follers December 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

What’s your point?

andrew December 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

he’s not Slovak

follers October 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm
andrew October 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm


follers October 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Yes. In both sets of pictures, but especially the first pair.

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