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Tony Curtis, RIP

Tony Curtis
Joe Barbera (l.) with Tony Curtis

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, immortalized in The Flintstones as Stony Curtis, died last night at age 85. Below is a TV Guide piece about his Flintstones gig. Click for the big version. (Scan taken from Kerrytoonz’s Flickr stream.)

Tony Curtis
  • top cat james

    “Yondah lies da cave of my foddah.”

    RIP Tony, and Happy 50th, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick J. Flintstone.

    • top cat james

      Also, let’s not forget “D’Fightin’ Ones”, a funny parody of “The Defiant Ones” starring the ideal Curtis stand-in, Sylvester.

  • Steve Gattuso

    A bon voyage to Mr. Bernie Schwartz, actor in some of my favorite comedies: “Some Like It Hot,” “Operation Petticoat,” and the film with the World’s Greatest Pie Fight, “The Great Race.”

  • Let’s not forget his other great accomplishment:

    Jamie Lee.

  • Bob

    A surprisingly good actor and a pleasant presence. Watch him in the George Pal production of Houdini — it’s quite a wonderful film.

  • A timely post as today Google is featuring a Flintstone’s tribute…it’s been 50 years!!!

  • uncle wayne

    This (toon) reference is priceless. Thank YOO, Amid!! Great!

  • Not to mention some great dramas like “The Defiant Ones” and “The Boston Strangler” and “The Sweet Smell of Success.”

  • Eli

    I feel distraught that such a great actor has been swept from under our belts. Tony Curtis is definitely one my favorite actors, especially in his performance in the Billy Wilder film Some Like it Hot, among many other classics.

    But hey, it’s also the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones, so it’s all very coincidentally timed.

  • holyduck

    I remember Wilma fangirlling all over Stony. It was among the most hilarious Flintstone moments… right up there with the baby delivery!

  • The Gee

    As sad as it is that he passed, he seemed to have a good life and career. Admittedly, I had not seen him in anything or on TV in recent years, but when I had, he always seemed content with his life.

    As actors go, he was one of a kind.

  • The first actor I had a big crush while watching the Great Race in TV

  • Happy 50th, Fred! And Barney, too!

  • Greg Ehrbar

    I like the way he said “Aw-toe-moe-beel” in The Great Race.

    Nice tribute on the Google home page for The Flintstones.

  • james madison


  • Was my face red

    I met him (briefly) at a comic con/autograph fair in London only last year – and couldn’t quite believe he was there amongst all the cosplaying kids. He was selling/signing stills from ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘The Flintsones’ so it must have been something he was proud of. He signed mine as Stony Curtis.

  • Rooniman

    I only saw him in “The Great Race,” but I knew from the first second he went onscreen, He was a great actor.

    He will surely be missed.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    RIP Tony.