TCM Sets Curtis Tribute


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor the film career of legendary actor Tony Curtis with a 24-hour marathon of 12 films this Sunday (Oct. 10).
The network's on-air tribute to Curtis, who died Wednesday at the age of 85, will feature such films as Operation Petticoat, Sweet Smell of Success, Sex and the Single Girl, The Great Race and The Defiant Ones.
A 1999 TCM interview with Curtis, part of TCM's Private Screenings series, will be available as an audio podcast beginning Friday, said the network.
"It was a great privilege to know Tony both professionally and personally," said Tom Brown, TCM's vice president of original productions in a statement. "Through his many contributions to the network, he became a beloved member of the TCM family. He always treated everyone at the network like a friend and had a great sense of humor. Tony once joked that TCM stands for Tony Curtis Movies. Today, we feel like it really does."