Jackie Braasch’s Wiki Biography. Is she dating Big Chief Justin Shearer?

• Jackie Braasch is a professional female car racer and member of the famous women’s motorsports clan Car Chix
• She grew up in Joliet, Illinois with her sister Erin and brother and started racing when she was 8 years old
• Jackie matriculated from a local Joliet high school in 2008 and graduated from Joliet Junior College with a BA in Child Development in 2012
• She is dating Justin Shearer (“Big Chief”), a professional street racer and reality TV personality
• Jackie has a net worth of over $1 million, while Shearer has a net worth of $2 million

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Short Info

Net Worth $60 million
Date Of Birth June 3, 1925
Died September 29, 2010, Henderson, Nevada, United States
Spouse Jill Vandenberg Curtis, Lisa Deutsch, Andrea Savio, Leslie Allen, Christine Kaufmann, Janet Leigh
Mark Distinctive Bronx accent
Fact Was a liberal Democrat and attended several of the Democratic National Conventions until his death. He was even a frequent White House guest during the Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy Administrations.
Payments Earned $400,000 from Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Jackie Braasch is a well-known professional female car racer, and also a member of Car Chix, which is a famous women’s motorsports clan. Jackie became even more popular after she started dating Justin Shearer, known as Big Chief, who is a professional street racer and a reality TV personality. Let’s find out more about Jackie’s life, family, net worth, etc.

Justin Shearer and Jackie Braasch

Early life, family

Jackie Braasch was born under the sign of Cancer on 4 July 1990 in Joliet, Illinois USA; she spent her childhood in her hometown, along with her sister Erin and a brother, whose name is unknown. Her father is a garage worker and a passionate racer, and most likely planted the seed of love for street races in his kids’ hearts. Both girls and their brother went to the race track to watch him driving, and to support him, and helped him in his garage to fix the car after his races. Jackie shared that she and her sister Erin started racing when they were still studying in elementary school, when Jackie was eight years old and Erin ten. Jackie entered the Junior Dragster Division and began winning, fully supported by her family; her brother helped her to warm up her dragster before the races.


Jackie matriculated from a local Joliet high school in 2008, and in 2012 graduated from Joliet Junior College with a BA in Child Development, specializing in teaching children from birth to eight years, though she never gave up her dream to become a professional racer, and got her education just in case something in her racing career goes wrong.

Jackie Braasch


Studying didn’t take Jackie far from her passion. When she turned 17, she got her own full-sized dragster. The only thing it meant was that Jackie was way too serious about her professional racing career. ‘I have always been a part of this lifestyle and I love it,’ Jackie said in one of her interviews with Car Chix Website, ‘It’s not just the cars and the speed, but you meet some of the best people and they become part of your racing family’. She got the opportunity to participate in various championships for young racers, taking part in the Super Pro championship, then heading to the Rocket Brand Race Fuel Bracket Series which took place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet. Year by year she got closer to bigger championships and finally got her finest hour: she raced in the Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race in 2014. It was a hard race for Jackie, but she managed to get to Top 12 contestants among almost 400 women participating in the race, and so was invited to become a member of Car Chix, the world famous organization for women in motorsports. In 2015 Jackie appeared in the Car Chix Calendar as Miss May, and won a Spitzer Dragster with a 510 cubic inch Big Block Chevy. Her sister Erin also appeared in the calendar the same year as Miss February; she is now also working as a cosmetics distributor.

It is worth saying that Jackie still works as a pre-school teacher, supporting her competency in teaching small kids. If she tells her little students about her racing experience, she probably inspires them to try driving and racing in the future.

Personal life, boyfriend Big Chief Justin Shearer

Dating Justin Big Chief Shearer

Jackie would probably stay out of limelight, but in 2017 she met Justin Shearer while he was filming his reality TV show “Street Outlaws”. Besides being a TV personality, Justin is a professional street racer, and they instantly had a lot of things to talk about. When she appeared next to him in some episodes of his show, she was criticized for their relationship, since Justin was still married. His wife Alicia Shearer knew her husband was regularly cheating on her, and didn’t pay much attention to another affair. Alicia and Justin have two sons they welcomed in their marriage. A lot of viewers accused Jackie for ruining the family of Alicia and Justin, but Jackie and Justin didn’t even announce their relationship until the beginning of 2018. Though everyone who followed the situation saw that Jackie posted a selfie on her Instagram account on 17 May 2017 with the capture: ‘Yeah beautiful day with him?’; her face expression was just like Justin’s motto face expression with his upper lip twisted, so there were no doubts who Jackie was talking about. In 2018 Justin announced that he was divorcing his wife. The audience was still unhappy with the things going on around Jackie and Justin’s affair, and for some period of time Jackie suffered from extra critiques and pre-judgement for her romance with Justin.

Who is Big Chief Justin Shearer?

Justin “Big Chief” Shearer was born on 9 December 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky USA. He spent a major part of his childhood there until his mother left his father and re-married, taking Justin with her to Oklahoma City. It was there where he first felt interest for racing; he attended various races and car events, finding out more and more about his new passion. He understood he had to find a job to save the money for his first car, so he found one at a gas station, and soon saved enough money to buy a 1972 Pontiac LeMans. The car was far from being new, but it gave him an opportunity to participate in races. Justin became a TV personality when he appeared among the cast of “Midwest Street Cars”, a reality TV series about cars and races. A couple of years later the show became a part of a bigger project which was called “Street Outlaws”, now seen on the Discovery Channel since 10 June 2013. Justin became one of the main figures and the host of the show, and got world-wide popularity. Along with his TV show activities, Justin is also the co-owner of the store in Oklahoma called “Midwest Street Cars Automotive” which he founded with his colleague Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington.

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Hobbies and interesting facts

Jackie is passionate about everything related to cars and races, though she admitted she likes to have a rest from this side of her life, and just spend time with her family – they often gather to celebrate holidays. Jackie also likes travelling and hiking.

Social media presence

The only social media platform on which Jackie has created an account was Instagram, however, she posted only one selfie there and hasn’t added anything new for more than two years. The account has almost 2,000 subscribers who are probably still waiting patiently for updates from Jackie’s side, but she keeps silent. However, her boyfriend Justin Shearer is far more a public-open person than her. His Instagram account has more than 800,000 followers, and his Twitter is read by more than 80,000 people.


Jackie has very long wavy hair which she dyes blonde; several years ago she had black hair, though her hair is naturally dark-brown. She has blue eyes. Jaсkie is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall, weighs around 135lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 33-28-32. As for her clothing style, she prefers comfortable clothes and leather jackets and bombers. When she goes to school as a teacher, of course she wears official classical clothes, but when she spends her time at races, she doesn’t need to dress up in dresses and blazers, and often wears jeans and T-shirts.

Net worth

Largely from pursuing her racing career, Jackie has accumulated a net worth of over $1 million; she’s won several races and those prizes have helped her to enlarge her net worth. She also earns money from her full-time job as a pre-school teacher, but she is sure to get less money from it than she gets from races. She shared that she was not going to give up her racing career, so her net worth is only going to grow. As for her boyfriend Justin Shearer, according to authoritative sources, he’s accumulated a net worth of $2 million, participating in races and starring in the reality TV show “Street Outlaws”. He also has another source of his income: his cars and parts store in Oklahoma. Unfortunately for Justin and Jackie, he has to pay alimony for his kids since he recently divorced from his wife Alicia. She took both kids, and Justin sends her monthly payments set by the court.

General Info

Full Name Tony Curtis
Net Worth $60 million
Date Of Birth June 3, 1925
Died September 29, 2010, Henderson, Nevada, United States
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, Painter
Education The New School, Seward Park Campus, City College of New York
Nationality American


Spouse Jill Vandenberg Curtis, Lisa Deutsch, Andrea Savio, Leslie Allen, Christine Kaufmann, Janet Leigh
Children Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Nicholas Curtis, Alexandra Curtis, Ben Curtis
Parents Emanuel Schwartz, Helen Schwartz
Siblings Robert Schwartz, Julius Schwartz


Awards Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites, David di Donatello Special Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Movies Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones, Sweet Smell of Success, Spartacus, Operation Petticoat, The Vikings, The Great Race, The Boston Strangler, Taras Bulba, Goodbye Charlie, Don’t Make Waves, Sex and the Single Girl, The Great Impostor, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Who Was That Lady?, Kings Go Forth, …
TV Shows The Persuaders!, McCoy, Hollywood Babylon

Social profile links


# Marks / Signs
1 Crooning voice.
2 Thick, black hair, with curly forelock
3 Pretty-boy looks
4 Distinctive Bronx accent


Title Salary
Lobster Man from Mars (1989) $100,000
Othello, el comando negro (1982) $300,000
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) $150,000
Sextette (1978) $150,000
Casanova & Co. (1977) $300,000
The Boston Strangler (1968) $30,000 /week
The Great Race (1965) $125,000
Sex and the Single Girl (1964) $400,000
Operation Petticoat (1959) $700,000
The Vikings (1958) $25,000 /week
Trapeze (1956) $150,000
Proibito (1954) $1,750 /week
Forbidden (1953) $1,500 /week
The All American (1953) $1,500 /week
Houdini (1953) $1,500 /week
Flesh and Fury (1952) $700 /week
Kansas Raiders (1950) $225 /week
Winchester ’73 (1950) $225 /week
Criss Cross (1949) $75 /week


# Quote
1 (On Don’t Make Waves (1967) The plot was utterly ridiculous, but I agreed to appear in the film because I got a percentage of the gross.
2 [on his love scene with Marilyn Monroe on the yacht in Some Like It Hot (1959)] It was like kissing Hitler. She’d gone funny, her mind was all over the place. It was awful. She nearly choked me to death by deliberately sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe.
3 [on working with Laurence Olivier on Spartacus (1960)] Olivier taught me a lot about acting. He said to me, “Tony, clothes maketh the man.” He taught me that you choose your clothes and you put them on and you finally become that character. He didn’t just put on any costume that was given to him. He chose what was best for the character he was playing and he showed me how that helps to take the character into another dimension. I learned that from him and always used it. So he gave me tips on acting and I gave him tips on body-building. I took him behind the set and said, “On your face.” Then I showed him how to do press-ups properly and it helped to get him into good shape.
4 God is great, he won’t hurt us, ’cause he looks like Tony Curtis.
5 I got a lot of girls while I was at the peak. If I didn’t get them, I got their stand-ins.
6 Painting is more meaningful to me than any performance I’ve ever given.
7 I have met every President of the United States from Kennedy on, except Nixon.
8 I enjoy being Tony. I was the only one who ever knocked Burt Lancaster on his *ss in Trapeze (1956), and I took Kirk Douglas’ eye out in The Vikings (1958), and I took two girls away from Jack Lemmon. I also took away Cary Grant’s submarine, so I’ve got these nice moments in my movies.
9 [on Some Like It Hot (1959)] It’s one of the most outstanding movies I’ve made. It was a very complicated role. I played a straight man, I played a comic, I played a woman, I played a saxophone player, I played a millionaire, I played a little bit of Cary Grant as well. When the picture was over, Billy Wilder ran the picture for Cary, and said, ‘Well, how did you like Tony’s impression?’ and Cary said (doing Cary Grant imitation) ‘I don’t talk like that!’
10 Here in America, you have to die before they say something nice about you.
11 Don’t listen to them, when they say don’t drink, or drink very little, don’t smoke, don’t eat too much, don’t eat badly, don’t get fat, don’t get ugly, and p*ssed off that life is passing you by. There’s no such animal, my friend.
12 [His advice to George Michael after his 1998 arrest for lewd conduct] Keep smiling.
13 I was resented and hated because I was so good-looking and Jewish. It’s true. This is not paranoia. I think that because of the Iraq war, anti-Semitism is on the increase again.
14 They are all dead now; Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, all my Hollywood friends. Sometimes I feel so lonely. Actors today achieve nothing nor do they have any glamour. They seem more interested in adopting babies than films. All the films are terrible, too, because the scripts are so bad and there are no decent film-makers.
15 [on his love for the ladies] Listen, we all do. I tell ya, there isn’t a guy a met that wouldn’t love to jump on a beautiful woman without knowing her name. And if that’s what you call womanizing, then call me the King.
16 When I made Sweet Smell of ­Success, The Defiant Ones, I should have continued in that milieu. It was my own stupidity that I didn’t. I just went on blithely from one picture to the next, ­letting other people guide my ­destiny, instead of taking hold of it myself. But that’s not bad either because I find now that there’s no period in my life that I regret. Each had a reason and a purpose. The thing is to learn to accept it and not spend your present and your future looking back and thinking, ‘Oh shit, I wish I hadn’t done that.’
17 [on Marlon Brando] He was an interesting man, different, a genius in the way he thought.
18 One of the big reasons I started using cocaine was that I was told it was great for sex. It didn’t make me superhuman in the longevity department, but it certainly did make my sexual experiences more intense.
19 [on today’s actors, starting with Brad Pitt] That Pitt fellow – what’s his name? He hasn’t got it. Now, Robert Downey Jr. – I think he might have something.
20 [on Cary Grant] The greatest movie actor of all time.
21 [on Marilyn Monroe] You could tell she’d already been battered by life, and I found that she’d been in an orphanage, as I had, and that her mother was also schizophrenic. I loved her. And she loved me, but we both wanted to be in the movies, and that meant everything.
22 I just wanted to be treated like anybody else. There was a lot of opposition to me during the early years of movies. It had an effect on me. I don’t feel like I got the movies I should’ve gotten. I felt I deserved more than that the industry had given me. I felt I should have been considered more, with a little more respect from the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy. I don’t feel like I contributed what I wanted to contribute in the movies.
23 [on the long-running feud with daughter Jamie Lee Curtis] What am I going to do? God bless her, I wish her the best. If she can’t forgive me, then get another father.
24 [on his 1951 marriage to first wife Janet Leigh] I even married Janet for my career. I could see the two of us could get more attention together. We had the paparazzi wherever we went, we were on the cover of all the movie magazines. It wasn’t enough for a man to be cute, he had to be connected to the right woman…What better way to get famous?
25 [on his relationship with his mother] I got nothing from her. I got slapped around is what I got.
26 [on dying] I may have them take my ashes and spread them all over Las Vegas!
27 [on his troubled relationship with daughter Jamie Lee Curtis] I have a feeling she wanted to teach me a lesson for abandoning her mother and her. But I couldn’t be with Janet Leigh anymore. She was disappearing into her own madnesses.
28 [on Brokeback Mountain (2005)] This picture is not as important as we make it. It’s nothing unique. The only thing unique about it is they put it on the screen. And they make ’em gay cowboys. ‘Howard Hughes (I)’ and John Wayne wouldn’t like it.
29 [in 2008] I’m just wondering how many more years I have. I don’t have 20. I don’t have 15. How many years do I have? I don’t know, but I plan to reinvent myself as an 84-year-old, as an 85-year-old man who can do anything and everything.
30 I realized if I could [have sex with] a girl . . . a woman has accepted me. The main force in me was to be accepted by others. Not education, not money in my pocket, nothing except to be accepted by a girl.
31 On living in the present: So far so good, and I’m ready for more. My art will give me more. There’ll be more shows, and this book will open things up for me again. There’s still so much to discover. So I have to take good care of myself so you don’t find me in the gutter.
32 [on what he misses] I miss a pale-green Buick convertible with Dynaflow drive. I miss a little beach house in Malibu with the waves lapping on the beach. [This was during his first months in Hollywood, when he would bring then-unknown Marilyn Monroe back to his beach house]
33 [on finally forgiving his mother long after she died] We could have all turned out like her. She cleaned houses in Hungary from when she was six or seven. She had no opportunities.
34 [about his sixth wife Jillie] She’s the only one who didn’t want me to change after I married her.
35 It’s rather nice not to be waiting for a script to come through the door, and even if it did, I would turn it down.
36 [about Some Like It Hot (1959)] It was perfect. Great dialogue. Crisp acting. Billy Wilder was brilliant, and Jack Lemmon and I always had a great time together; even though we were from different backgrounds – he was Harvard-educated, very intelligent and urbane. We balanced each other out.
37 A lot of things that would have meant a lot to me were denied me by Hollywood. I didn’t speak properly. I spoke with a thick New York accent. Everyone knew my name was Schwartz – and Jews were not welcome. [I suffered resentment from the Hollywood establishment for marrying a “shiksa goddess” in Janet Leigh.] “Debbie Reynolds was the centre of gravity for a glitzy Caucasian crowd, and I could tell they didn’t appreciate me. They didn’t pick on you, they just ignored you. I couldn’t understand it.
38 I became great friends with all my co-stars. With Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon and Cary Grant . . . Cary Grant . . . Cary Grant. He could have picked anyone, but he allowed me the privilege to be in the movie with him. Jesus. To be in a movie with Cary Grant. Meeting him was the best thing that ever happened to me. He was the reason why I wanted to get into the movies – and that is all I ever wanted.
39 I was the best-looking kid in town. It’s not what you have but what you do with it that counts.
40 [on his ambitions] I even married Janet Leigh for my career. I could see the two of us could get more attention together. We had the paparazzi wherever we went, we were on the cover of all the movie magazines. It wasn’t enough for a man to be cute, he had to be connected to the right woman.
41 [about first meeting Marilyn Monroe] She was 19 and didn’t look anything like what she became. She had reddish-brown hair and her figure was not distinguished yet. Her bosoms weren’t what they were later and her legs were a little scrawny, but she was putting it all together. Don’t you see? Once she accepted she was a woman, then, look out, world. There was no guy that was safe. If she liked you, there was no man who could resist.
42 [about the starlet system of 1950s Hollywood] These girls of 18 or 20 were fodder. All the guys at the studios, including myself, would feast on them, taking their sweetness. There were a lot of them. I don’t remember their names. Then they would go home and get married. Poor darlings. They came and went.
43 [about his schizophrenic mother’s influence on his childhood] Yes, yes, that had a lot to do with it. I got nothing from her. I got slapped around is what I got. But I liked to be with women. I never did it with dogs or elephants or men. Only with women.
44 [about his many sexual dalliances] It was love. I was falling in love every day. I am completely in love with women. Every woman. I loved their company and there was always a chance you could kiss them. I found kissing a very appealing experience. I was just always hoping for that conquest, hoping for that physical affection . . . that ejaculation.
45 Early on, I decided I didn’t want to be known as a mere actor. I wanted to feel like a star. I wanted to get my footprints in Hollywood on the sidewalk, which I got. I wanted to be on the cover of all the magazines and go to parties in a limousine with a beautiful girl. I did all of that – and more. And I appreciate it. Every day I’m reminded of who I am. People stop me in the street all the time. Women love to see me – and I love to see them. I have an affinity for women, you know.
46 Look. I’m so privileged to be alive in this studio that happens to be mine. I’m 83 years old and I’m still a factor in this world, I still contribute wherever I go. It’s astounding. I could have been a politician or a brain surgeon. But I didn’t have an education, so there wasn’t anything I could do but get into the movies. And, boy, did I ever. To burst into the movies like I did. Isn’t that neat?
47 Well, on the one hand you could say I was tremendously blessed, on the other I was definitely cursed.
48 [about Spartacus (1960)] Kirk Douglas is tough, but Stanley Kubrick was tougher!
49 [on Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot (1959)] I knew there was something disturbing her. For some inexplicable reason, she was going down the wrong path and no one knew it.
50 [on Marilyn Monroe] I’m in love with her now. I’ve loved her all these years.
51 My father was a tailor. I used to deliver for him. I’d have to hold the clothes up high to keep them from dragging on the ground.
52 I was 22 when I arrived in Hollywood in 1948. I had more action than Mount Vesuvius – men, women, animals! I loved it too. I participated where I wanted to and didn’t where I didn’t. I’ve always been open about it.
53 Fame is another profession. I feel that I have two professions, I have the profession of being an actor and I have the profession of being famous.
54 Comedy is the most honest way for an actor to earn his living. People would rather laugh than cry. The quickest way to change drama into comedy is simply to speed up the film.
55 Hollywood… the most sensational merry-go-around ever built.
56 I had to be careful where I went because I was a Jew, because I was young and because I was handsome. It made me wiry and erratic and paranoid, which is what I still am. Always on guard.
57 I wouldn’t be seen dead with a woman old enough to be my wife.
58 [asked who the most attractive person he ever worked with was] I am.
59 What’s the secret to a long and happy life? Young women’s saliva!
60 I ran around with a lump in my pants, chased all the girls. This is what I reflected on the screen. There wasn’t anything deeper or less deep than that.
61 They gave me away as a prize once – a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She’d hoped for second prize – a new stove.


# Fact
1 In his 2008 autobiography “American Prince: A Memoir” Curtis accused many people he worked with of holding anti-Semitic views.
2 Although he played Ernest Borgnine’s son in The Vikings (1958), he was only eight years his junior in real life.
3 Met Julie Adams and Piper Laurie, when the three were all under contract with Universal in 1949.
4 Lifelong friends of: Julie Adams and Piper Laurie.
5 George Stevens’ “Gunga Din” is his favorite film.
6 Release of his book, “American Prince: A Memoir” by Tony with Peter Golenbock. [October 2008]
7 Co-starring as Osgood Fielding III in musical stage version of Some Like It Hot (1959). [June 2002]
8 Release of his book, “Tony Curtis: The Autobiography” by Tony and Barry Paris. [1993]
9 Was a liberal Democrat and attended several of the Democratic National Conventions until his death. He was even a frequent White House guest during the Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy Administrations.
10 Serving with F Troop (1965) actor Larry Storch in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 aboard a submarine tender, he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from a vantage point 300 yards away. He and Storch have had a lifelong friendship. They appeared together in The Great Race (1965). Storch also co-starred as his room mate/asst’ in the comedy ‘Forty Pounds of Trouble’ (1962).
11 From the top of his submarine in Tokyo Bay, using a pair of binoculars, he was able to witness the Japanese surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri, about a mile away. He considered this experience to be one of the highlights of his life.
12 Father of two sons, with Leslie Curtis: Nicholas Curtis (desceased) and Benjamin Curtis.
13 He disinherited all of his children from his will and left the bulk of his estate to his wife Jill Vandenberg Curtis.
14 Following his death, he was buried with some of his favorite possessions – a Stetson hat, an Armani scarf, driving gloves, an iPhone and a copy of his favorite novel, “Anthony Adverse,” a book that inspired his celebrity name.
15 Suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in his last years.
16 According to his autobiography, he really desired the lead male role of Paul Varjack in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Director Blake Edwards considered the idea, but the role eventually went to George Peppard.
17 Admits that he is largely estranged from all six of his children, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis, one of his children by first wife Janet Leigh.
18 Like many before and after, he changed his name from Bernard Schwartz to Tony Curtis, partly in response to Hollywood anti-Semitism.
19 Broke a Hollywood taboo in the 1950s by insisting that an African-American actor, Sidney Poitier, have co-starring billing next to him in the movie The Defiant Ones (1958).
20 Claims he probably had a sexual addiction. Among his female conquests boasted of in his 2008 memoir was a pre-star Marilyn Monroe who was a very young, pony-tailed redhead during their teenage affair.
21 His sixth wife, Jill Vandenberg Curtis (since 1998), who is 46 years younger than he, runs a wild-horse refuge.
22 Recovered from a cocaine addiction in the 1980s.
23 Claims that his mother was physically abusive and that his father was impassive.
24 Now in his 80s, he spends most of his time painting. Some of his works are a part of a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
25 He enjoys playing the flute for pleasure and relaxation. He is a very accomplished player.
26 His brother Julius died after being hit by a truck (1938).
27 Elvis Presley copied his duck-tail hairstyle after seeing it on screen.
28 His favorite movie star was Cary Grant.
29 Has appeared in tourism advertisements for his ancestral homeland Hungary.
30 Was originally considered for one of the leading roles of Lady L (1965).
31 Nearly died in hospital from pneumonia at Christmas 2006.
32 Along with Ernest Borgnine, Curtis refused to watch, and publicly condemned, Brokeback Mountain (2005).
33 Serving with F Troop (1965) actor Larry Storch in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 aboard a submarine tender, he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from a vantage point 300 yards away. He and Storch have had a lifelong friendship. They appeared together in The Great Race (1965). Storch also co-starred as his room mate/asst’ in the comedy 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962).
34 He was a militant anti-smoker, having been a heavy smoker himself for about thirty years. Both Sir Michael Caine and Sir Roger Moore credited Curtis with helping them quit smoking cigarettes in the early 1970s, though not cigars.
35 Appeared in Sugar, a stage musical based on Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) . He appeared as millionaire Osgood Fielding III, the character played by Joe E. Brown in the film.
36 Since re-dubbing the bath scene in Spartacus (1960) in which he starred with Laurence Olivier, Curtis has said that whenever he encounters Anthony Hopkins (who did the voiceover for Olivier in the re-dubbed version following Olivier’s death), he hollers “Oh Tony… it’s Antoninus”.
37 Was the inspiration for and voiced the character Stoney Curtis on an episode of The Flintstones (1960), along with Ann-Margret as Ann Marg-rock.
38 He has two adopted sons.
39 He made a literary cameo in Matt Whyman’s debut romantic comedy novel, ‘Man or Mouse’, in which the main character, Ren, e-mails Curtis with his love-life problems, and finally meets him briefly.
40 Suffers from fear of flying.
41 Appears on the cover of The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
42 Lives in Henderson, Nevada.
43 Enjoys painting and creating shadow boxes. In late 2005, the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) acquired one of his canvasses for its permanent collection.
44 Born to Emanuel Schwartz, a Hungarian tailor who emigrated to the United States, and his wife Helen, he grew up with two brothers, Julius and Robert.
45 His son, Nicholas Curtis, died of seizures due to an overdose of heroin (2 July 1994).
46 Father of Allegra Curtis and Alexandra Curtis (with Christine Kaufmann).
47 Father of Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis (with Janet Leigh).




Title Year Status Character
Operation Petticoat 1959 Lt. JG Nicholas Holden
Some Like It Hot 1959 Joe / Josephine / Shell Oil Junior
General Electric Theater 1957-1959 TV Series David / Mario Galindo
The Perfect Furlough 1958 Cpl. Paul Hodges
The Defiant Ones 1958 John ‘Joker’ Jackson
Kings Go Forth 1958 Cpl. Britt Harris
The Vikings 1958 Eric
Schlitz Playhouse 1958 TV Series Charlie
The Midnight Story 1957 Joe Martini
Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Sidney Falco
Mister Cory 1957 Cory
The Rawhide Years 1956 Ben Matthews
Trapeze 1956 Tino Orsini
The Square Jungle 1955 Eddie Quaid / Packy Glennon
The Purple Mask 1955 Rene de Traviere aka The Purple Mask
Six Bridges to Cross 1955 Jerry Florea
So This Is Paris 1954 Joe Maxwell
The Black Shield of Falworth 1954 Myles
Johnny Dark 1954 Johnny Dark
Beachhead 1954 Burke
Forbidden 1953 Eddie Darrow
The All American 1953 Nick Bonelli
Houdini 1953 Harry Houdini
Son of Ali Baba 1952 Kashma Baba
No Room for the Groom 1952 Alvah Morrell
Flesh and Fury 1952 Paul Callan
The Prince Who Was a Thief 1951 Julna
Kansas Raiders 1950 Kit Dalton
Winchester ’73 1950 Doan (as Anthony Curtis)
Sierra 1950 Brent Coulter (as Anthony Curtis)
I Was a Shoplifter 1950 Pepe (as Anthony Curtis)
Woman in Hiding 1950 Voice of Dave Shaw (voice, uncredited)
Francis 1950 Capt. Jones (as Anthony Curtis)
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border 1949 Short
Johnny Stool Pigeon 1949 Joey Hyatt (as Anthony Curtis)
Take One False Step 1949 Hot Rod Driver (uncredited)
The Lady Gambles 1949 Bellboy (as Anthony Curtis)
City Across the River 1949 Mitch (as Anthony Curtis)
Criss Cross 1949 Gigolo (uncredited)
David & Fatima 2008 Mr. Schwartz
The Blacksmith and the Carpenter 2007 Short God (voice)
Hope & Faith 2004 TV Series Morris
Reflections of Evil 2002 Host
Play It to the Bone 1999 Ringside Fan
Stargames 1998 King Fendel
Louis & Frank 1998 Lenny Star Springer
Suddenly Susan 1998 TV Series Peter DiCaprio
Brittle Glory 1997 Jack Steele
Hardball 1997 Video Wald
Roseanne 1996 TV Series Hal
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1996 TV Series Dr. Mamba
The Immortals 1995 Dominic
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor 1994 TV Movie Johnny Steele
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit 1994 TV Movie Lucky Bergstrom
Naked in New York 1993 Carl Fisher
The Mummy Lives 1993 Aziru / Dr. Mohassid
Center of the Web 1992 Stephen Moore
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 TV Movie Alexander Yardley
Prime Target 1991 Marietta Copella
Thanksgiving Day 1990 TV Movie Max Schloss
Charlie 1989 TV Movie Scott Parish
Walter & Carlo i Amerika 1989 Willy La Rouge
Midnight 1989 Mr. B
Tarzan in Manhattan 1989 TV Movie Archimedes Porter
Lobster Man from Mars 1989 J.P. Shelldrake
Welcome to Germany 1988 Mr. Cornfield
Sparky’s Magic Piano 1987 Video TV Interviewer (voice)
Murder in Three Acts 1986 TV Movie Charles Cartwright
The Last of Philip Banter 1986 Charles Foster
Club Life 1986 Hector
Mafia Princess 1986 TV Movie Sam Giancana
Insignificance 1985 Senator
Where Is Parsifal? 1984 Parsifal Katzenellenbogen
Balboa 1983 Ernie Stoddard
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Joe O’Hara
BrainWaves 1982 Dr. Clavius
Black Commando 1982 Col. Iago
Portrait of a Showgirl 1982 TV Movie Joey DeLeon
The Million Dollar Face 1981 TV Movie Chester Masterson
Vega$ 1978-1981 TV Series Roth
Inmates: A Love Story 1981 TV Movie Flanagan
The Mirror Crack’d 1980 Martin N. Fenn
The Scarlett O’Hara War 1980 TV Movie David O. Selznick
It Rained All Night the Day I Left 1980 Robert Talbot
Little Miss Marker 1980 Blackie
Title Shot 1979 Frank Renzetti
The Users 1978 TV Movie Randy Brent
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 1978 Marvin Lazar
The Manitou 1978 Harry Erskine
Sextette 1978 Alexei Karansky
Some Like It Cool 1977 Giacomo
The Last Tycoon 1976 Rodriguez
McCoy 1975-1976 TV Series McCoy
The Big Rip-Off 1975 TV Movie McCoy
Lepke 1975 Louis ‘Lepke’ Buchalter
The Count of Monte-Cristo 1975 TV Movie Fernand Mondego
Shaft 1973 TV Series Clifford Grayson
The Third Girl from the Left 1973 TV Movie Joey Jordan
The Persuaders! 1971-1972 TV Series Danny Wilde / Aunt Sophie
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 Shannon Gambroni
You Can’t Win ‘Em All 1970 Adam Dyer
Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies 1969 Chester Schofield
The Boston Strangler 1968 Albert DeSalvo
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 Donald Baumgart (voice, uncredited)
On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who… 1967 Guerrando da Montone
Don’t Make Waves 1967 Carlo Cofield
Arrivederci, Baby! 1966 Nick Johnson
Not with My Wife, You Don’t! 1966 Tom Ferris
Chamber of Horrors 1966 Mr. Julian (uncredited)
Boeing, Boeing 1965 Bernard Lawrence
The Flintstones 1965 TV Series Stony Curtis
The Great Race 1965 The Great Leslie
Sex and the Single Girl 1964 Bob Weston
Goodbye Charlie 1964 George Tracy
Wild and Wonderful 1964 Terry Williams
Paris When It Sizzles 1964 Maurice / Philippe – 2nd Policeman (uncredited)
Captain Newman, M.D. 1963 Cpl. Jackson ‘Jake’ Leibowitz
The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 Cameo (as organ grinder)
40 Pounds of Trouble 1962 Steve McCluskey
Taras Bulba 1962 Andrei Bulba
The Outsider 1961 Ira Hamilton Hayes
The Great Impostor 1961 Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. / Martin Donner / Dr. Gilbert / …
Pepe 1960 Tony Curtis (uncredited)
Spartacus 1960 Antoninus
The Rat Race 1960 Pete Hammond Jr.
Who Was That Lady? 1960 David Wilson
Startime 1960 TV Series The Juggler


Title Year Status Character
Captain Newman, M.D. 1963 performer: “Jingle Bells”
The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 performer: “A Wand’ring Minstrel, I”
Some Like It Hot 1959 performer: “Runnin’ Wild” 1922, “Sugar Blues” 1920, “Some Like It Hot” 1958, “Sugar Blues – Runnin’ Wild” – uncredited


Title Year Status Character
Startime 1960 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
Sweet Smell of Success 1957 executive producer – uncredited


Title Year Status Character
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
Días de cine 2010 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
The New Bike 2009 Short acknowledgment
Tony Curtis on ‘Some Like It Hot’ 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Free Enterprise 1998 grateful acknowledgment
Jackie Brown 1997 very special thanks
Norman Jewison, Film Maker 1971 Documentary gratefully acknowledged assistance


Title Year Status Character
Hollywood Renegade Documentary post-production Himself
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2011 Documentary Himself
Brasch – Das Wünschen und das Fürchten 2011 Documentary Himself
Let It Begin! A Filmmaker’s Journey 2010 Documentary short
Tony Curtis erzählt… 2010 Documentary short Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2010 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Question Presenter
Marilyn Monroe – Ich möchte geliebt werden 2010 Documentary Himself
Marilyn Monroe – Tod einer Ikone 2010 Documentary Himself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Himself
Secrets of Life 2009 Documentary Himself
Good Night Chicago Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
Timewatch 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Interviewee
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Vivement dimanche 2008 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
The View 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Il était une fois… 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Shrink Rap 2008 TV Series Himself
The Jill & Tony Curtis Story 2008 Documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Where’s Marty? 2006 Video Himself
The Morning After: Remembering the Persuaders! 2006 Video documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series Himself
The Making of ‘Some Like It Hot’ 2006 Video documentary short Himself
48 Hours 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2002-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis – König der Komödianten 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates 2004 Video documentary Himself – Actor
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Untitled Star Wars Mockumentary 2003 Himself
One Less Tear 2003 Video Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Backstory 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Albert DeSalvo
Rescued from the Closet 2001 Video documentary Himself
Tony Curtis on ‘Some Like It Hot’ 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2001 TV Series Himself
Playboy: The Party Continues 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinema 3 2000 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2000 TV Series Himself
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs: America’s Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Rat Pack 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
La nuit des 7 d’or 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets 1999 Video documentary Himself – Party footage
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest
Private Screenings 1999 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Caboblanco: Introduction and Tony Curtis’ Parting Words 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1998 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Elvis Meets Nixon 1997 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Very Important Pennis 1997 TV Series Himself
Ciné6 1997 TV Series Himself
The Mrs. Merton Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Sunday Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 1996 TV Series documentary Josephine / Junior
Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan 1996 TV Series Himself – Guest
Nulle part ailleurs 1995-1996 TV Series Himself
Gran premio internazionale della TV 1996 TV Series Himself – Winner
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Celluloid Closet 1995 Documentary Himself
Vincent à l’heure 1995 TV Series Himself
Matin Bonheur 1995 TV Series Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Cilla’s World 1994 TV Movie Himself
Clive James 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining 1993 Video documentary
Hollywood Babylon 1992-1993 TV Series Himself – Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier 1992 TV Special Himself
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time 1992 Documentary Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hollywood Babylon II 1992 Video documentary Himself – Narrator
Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself – And also narrator
Reflections on the Silver Screen 1991 TV Series Himself
The Dame Edna Experience 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
Wogan 1988 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hour Magazine 1983-1988 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
Nightlife 1987 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Director
Fame, Fortune and Romance 1986 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary Himself
Playboy Mid Summer Night’s Dream Party 1985 1985 TV Movie Himself
Drôle de festival 1985 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood ’84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Aspel & Company 1984 TV Series Himself – Guest
Circus of the Stars #8 1983 TV Special documentary Himself – Performer
Bitte umblättern 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
Electric Light Orchestra: ‘Out of the Blue’ Tour Live at Wembley 1978 TV Movie Himself – Introduction
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1978 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself / Martin Lazar from film BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN / …
The Mike Douglas Show 1970-1978 TV Series Himself – Actor / Himself – Co-Host / Himself – Guest
The Joe Franklin Show 1978 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself – Guest
Looks Familiar 1977 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 2nd Annual People’s Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Today 1973-1975 TV Series Himself – Guest
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself – Guest
Annie and the Hoods 1974 TV Special Himself
The Annual National Sports Awards 1974 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Parkinson 1972 TV Series Himself – Guest
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
Norman Jewison, Film Maker 1971 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Laugh-In 1968-1971 TV Series Himself – Guest Performer / Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself – Guest
Film Night 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself – Guest
Bracken’s World 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The Song Is You 1968 TV Movie Himself
Good Company 1967 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes with Blake Edwards’ ‘The Great Race’ 1965 Documentary short Himself
Here’s Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The Jack Benny Program 1960 TV Series Himself
Special Gala to Support Kennedy Campaign 1960 TV Movie Himself – Performer
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Writing Awards
Menschen, Hoffnungen, Medaillen 1960 Documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1960 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1959 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself – Recipient
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film
I’ve Got a Secret 1958 TV Series Himself
Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall 1958 TV Series Himself
A Private Little Party for a Few Chums 1957 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955-1956 TV Series Himself
The Rosemary Clooney Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The George Gobel Show 1956 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Linkletter Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1951-1955 TV Series Himself – Cameo Appearance
Allen in Movieland 1955 TV Movie Himself
What’s My Line? 1955 TV Series Himself – Mystery Guest #1
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Himself
A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954 TV Short Himself
Red Skelton Revue 1954 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
The World’s Most Beautiful Girls 1953 Documentary short Himself
Meet Danny Wilson 1952 Himself – Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Himself
Penthouse Party 1951 TV Series Himself


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2008 Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Empire Awards, UK
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award California Independent Film Festival
2004 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany
2001 Special David David di Donatello Awards
2000 “The General” Honorary Award Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival
1997 Distinguished Hollywood Film Artist Award St. Louis International Film Festival
1995 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
1973 Bambi Bambi Awards TV Series International The Persuaders! (1971)
1972 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)
1964 Sour Apple Golden Apple Awards Least Cooperative Actor
1961 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite – Male Together with Rock Hudson
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6817 Hollywood Blvd.
1959 Most Popular Male Star Photoplay Awards
1958 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite – Male
1958 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actor – International Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
1958 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor
1952 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special The Scarlett O’Hara War (1980)
1969 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor – Drama The Boston Strangler (1968)
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 9th place.
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 14th place.
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 13th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 4th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance The Outsider (1961)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 4th place.
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 6th place.
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Who Was That Lady? (1960)
1959 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Defiant Ones (1958)
1959 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor – Drama The Defiant Ones (1958)
1959 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor The Defiant Ones (1958)
1958 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

2nd Place Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)
1960 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actor – International Some Like It Hot (1959)
1959 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actor – International The Defiant Ones (1958)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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