Emanuel Foundation

Tony Curtis On A Mission

10/03/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Tony Curtis, one of the last of the great Hollywood stars, was also one of those legendary celebrities who rediscovered Jewish roots and decided to give back.

Born Bernard Herschel Schwartz in the Bronx, Tony grew up with immigrant Hungarian parents, Helen Klein and Emanuel Schwartz who was a tailor in Manhattan. Tony had Hungarian on his tongue until he went to public school.

All eyes were on Jill Vandenberg, Tony Curtis’ future wife, at Emanuel gala in 1995.  Photo by Tim Boxer
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