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Tony Curtis Dead at 85; Screen Legend Died at Home from Cardiac Arrest

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Sep 30, 2010 | 5:21am EDT

ALTScreen legend Tony Curtis has died. 

Entertainment Tonight reported the news on its Web site early Thursday morning, saying that a rep for Curtis' daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, confirmed his passing. He was 85.

Very little information was available early Thursday, although major outlets, including The New York Times, have begun to trickle out with reports and obituaries of the star of such iconic films as Sweet Smell of Success and Some Like It Hot.

The Times says the actor died in his Las Vegas-area home of cardiac arrest.

Curtis was nominated for an Oscar only once, in 1959, for The Defiant Ones.

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