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, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Tony Curtis was an American actor. His films include Houdini (1953), Sweet Smell of Success, The Defiant Ones, and Spartacus, among many others.
Tony’s parents, Helen (Klein) and Emanuel “Manuel” Schwartz, were Jewish emigrants. 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, including actress and businessperson Allegra Curtis, with his former wife, German actress Christine Kaufmann; and two with his former wife, Leslie Allen.
Tony’s paternal grandfather was Victor Schwartz (the son of Samuel Schwartz and Barbra/Borbala/Barbara Engel).
Tony’s paternal grandmother was named Rose/Rosa Taub.
Tony’s maternal grandfather was named Izidor Klein.
Tony’s maternal grandmother was named Matilda Grűnwald.
Sources: Tony’s family background – http://www.pitt.edu
Genealogy of Tony Curtis – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Tony Curtis (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Death record of Tony’s paternal grandfather, Victor Schwartz – https://www.familysearch.org