Tony Curtis was a true Hollywood movie star in every sense of the word and gave the world several unforgettable performances in such cherished movies as "Some Like It Hot," "The Defiant Ones" and "Sweet Smell Of Success."
An admitted drinker and addict, Curtis went to rehab in 1982 following his divorce. He was married 6 times his first marriage in 1951 was to actress Janet Leigh, his co-star in 1953's Houdini. One of the greatest tragedies of his life was when his 23-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in 1994.
The actor who died from a cardiac arrest and had heart bypass surgery in 1994, suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was hospitalized in mid-July after he had trouble breathing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD is one of the most common lung diseases.