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Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute to Late Father Tony Curtis on His Birthday

Lois Oladejo
Jun 05, 2020
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Jamie Lee Curtis uploaded a post to celebrate her deceased dad, Tony Curtis, on his birthday. She shared a sweet and heart-melting message alongside the photo.

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Legendary actor Tony Curtis would have been a year older a few hours ago if he was still alive. However, Jamie's post is a reminder that he will forever be in the hearts of his family and loved ones.

Jamie Lee Curtis attends the premiere of Pantelion Films' "Spare Parts" at ArcLight Cinemas on January 8, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis attends the premiere of Pantelion Films' "Spare Parts" at ArcLight Cinemas on January 8, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

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The throwback photo of a youthful Tony seated with a smiling face, with one hand to an ear, garnered thousands of likes from his daughter's IG followers. The actress accompanied it with an impressive description of the Curtis patriarch. She wrote:

"My handsome and talented father. Tony Curtis was born this day...a global star. He participated in civil rights..."

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Halloween" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on October 17, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Halloween" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on October 17, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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Before concluding that the world misses him, which isn't far from the truth, as numerous fans commented on the upload, she hinted that there was a possibility of watching "Defiant Ones" one of her dad's features, as a way of honoring him ultimately.

From time to time, the 60-year-old actress reminds fans that she's always thinking about her dad, who passed on at age 84.

She shared an addiction problem like her dad and battled with it for nearly a decade.

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Jamie never misses important dates, and last year September marked the ninth anniversary of the "Defiant Ones" star's death.

She shared a throwback image of the deceased, and reiterated a line in his 1957 Oscar-nominated film "Sweet Smell Of Success."

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Actress Janet Leigh was Tony's first wife. The duo had a daughter, Jamie Lee, who found an interest in the same craft as her parents, so she pursued a career in acting.

The 60-year-old had a close relationship with her dad following their reconciliation after years of being estranged. Unfortunately, she had an addiction problem like her dad and battled with it for nearly a decade.

Her dad's drug and cocaine abuse began when his career started to recline, and roles stopped coming in. Sadly, his son, Nicholas Curtis, followed in his footsteps but died in 1994.

Jamie Lee hid her addiction for decades and got candid about it two years ago. She confessed that she's been sober for twenty years.

Even her husband, whom she's been married to for several years, only found out in 1999, when the actress attended her first recovery meeting.

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