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    I’m not sure when or where Tony Curtis(1925-2010) first came into my life. Was it at the movies or on television? Perhaps it was in Houdini in 1953 when he was married to Janet Leigh. I was only nine at the time and in grade four. My mother had just joined the Baha’i Faith in Ontario. I was in love with baseball and Susan Gregory—little did she know. Perhaps I first saw him in Some Like It Hot in 1959. I had a job at the Roxy Theatre at the time as a marquee, the man who set the signboards up for the shows that arrived in town. I won the most valuable player in the midget baseball league that year in the little town of Burlington. As Bobby Darren’s song Mack-the-Knife was making its way to the top of the charts in October ‘59 I joined the Baha’i Faith. I was always impressed with my mother back then, but that would not always be the case.

    Tony became famous and rich but, on reading about his life today, I realized he paid for his fame and wealth with his many marriages, his alcoholism, his addictions, the suicide of his son, indeed, a long list of tests and difficulties. I’ve had my problems, too; it is difficult to compare lives but, in some ways, it can’t be helped. Tony died this week and I learned more about him today than I knew in all his years of great popularity in the 1950s and 1960s when I was growing-up and coming to maturity at the age of 20 and 21 in 1964/5 when he starred in Sex and the Single Girl(1964) and The Great Race(1965).-Ron Price with thanks to Wikipedia, 2 September 2010.

    I can understand why you got into art, Tony,
    in the last 25 years of your life..age 60-85…
    You were a handsome, dude, and kissed that
    icon of beauty, Marilyn Monroe….Yes, you
    got around, Tony, I must say…We did have
    things in common: COPD1, our mothers had
    mental illness; we went to college & we went
    under contract at age 23 you with Universal
    Pictures and me with DIAND2…..interested
    in girls and money….worried about being a
    failure. But so many differences, eh Tony?

    You made your debut in 1949 when I was 5.
    To my two marriages you had five and those
    younger women you married who gave you
    so much more sex or so you said, Tony…. I
    wish you well in that Undiscovered Country,
    Tony, that Land of Lights or so I am told!!!
    What is life like now beyond the mortal coil?

    1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease usually from smoking
    2 Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

    Ron Price
    2 October 2010
    married for 44 years, a teacher for 35, a writer and editor for 12 and a Baha'i for 52(in 2011)

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    um what are you talking about? where is this from? who is Ron Price?
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    Who's Tony Curtis?
    "If you are not outraged, then you are not paying attention," Heather Heyer's facebook quote.

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    Cool Hey Ron, uh...

    Why do you not have a blog?

    I read your other posts and it seems to me that you would be a wonderful blogger.

    Still stop by here, though. I am not trying to be mean at all. I just think that you would do very well with a blog.

    If you have a gmail addy you can have a blogger for nothing.

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    I do not understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philbert_wormly View Post
    Why do you not have a blog?

    I read your other posts and it seems to me that you would be a wonderful blogger.

    Still stop by here, though. I am not trying to be mean at all. I just think that you would do very well with a blog.

    If you have a gmail addy you can have a blogger for nothing.
    look at his homepage. he's a 'blogger' alright.
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    The internet: where people who are shit at writing, claim they are a writer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philbert_wormly View Post
    it seems to me that you would be a wonderful blogger.
    Don't encourage it.
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    Well that was just damn weird and self-indulgent. Hmmmm. I'm not sure why I now know more about Ron that I do most of my co-workers just because I clicked on something about Tony Curtis. The internet, yeah, a hot bed of people claiming to be good at something because there's no one in front of them to say they suck.

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    Someone's death is always and excuse to make it all about me.
    When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Don't encourage it.
    Noooo! It must be encouraged and nurtured in case it has a fucktruck.
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    There's a reason I don't play left field...
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    I'm re-reading this, much to my shame and dismay, but since when is being under contract as a movie star to Universal and being under contract to the Department of Indian Affairs "something in common?" That is so bizarre and delusional I just don't know what to say.

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