A KAVOSHGAR IN TEHRAN: A Tribute to Tony Curtis (1925-2010)

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A KAVOSHGAR IN TEHRAN: A Tribute to Tony Curtis (1925-2010)
by Darius Kadivar
30-Sep-2010
 

Tony Curtis and 3rd wife Leslie ALLEN (1968-1982) with Iranian Journalists at Tehran's Hotel Sheraton for a Press Call during the Tehran International Film Festival. (circa 1974).

Tony Curtis died of cardiac arrest age 85. See News

Born Bernard Schwartz on 3 June 1925, the actor's career spanned six decades, and he made more than 120 films.

He was married six times, including to film star Janet Leigh, with whom he had daughter and actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

On Nov 18th, 2008 over 1000 fans packed San Fran's Castro Theatre to pay tribute to legendary star Tony Curtis. In a heartfelt interview, spiced with bowdy humor, Curtis reveals all about Marilyn Monroe, the making of SOME LIKE IT HOT, his shapely butt, his daughter Jamie Lee & his inner demons. As an extra he reenacts a famous scene from the classic SPARTACUS. The evening was co-produced by Marc Huestis Presents and the Mill Valley Film Festival.

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                                  A VISUAL TRIBUTE TO TONY CURTIS

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The Persuaders ( better known as" Kavoshgaran" amongst Iranians) Starring Tony Curtis and Roger Moore was a cult series in Iran during the 70's. Few Americans have heard of these series. It was a hit worldwide but deemed too European for the American TV Viewers

The Persuaders Overture:


First Meeting between Lord Brett Sinclaire and Danny Wilde:

 

Hilarious Scene in a Chinese Restaurant introducing The Persuaders in Several European Languages:

 

What's my Line? Tony Curtis:

Operation Petticoat - Tony Curtis and Cary Grant:

(NOTE: If you cannot see embedded Video Click Here)

Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster in The Sweet Smell of Success:

Tony Curtis and Roger Moore reunited in October 2008 in London:

Tony Curtis on his Role Model Cary Grant:

 

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like them Hot:

The Vikings: Tony Curtis Vs Kirk Douglas in Final Battle for SweetHeart Janet Leigh:

Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas in Spartacus:

Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson in You Can't Win 'Em All:

  

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LE GRAND CLAUDE (1930- 2010) : Claude Chabrol and Fereidoune Hoveyda - Tribute

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bahram9821

Iroooni jan

by bahram9821 on

For about 6 months everybody in my school was running around saying Khodahaafeez shooma lol. I remember one day there was a rumor in the school that Tony Curtis has died in a car accident, we were so sad because Khavoshgarn was so popular and we liked him so much. I rented few of the episodes from Netflix, without the Farsi dubbing it wasn't that funny. DK, thank you for the great post.

iroooni

Khooodaafez Shoooma

by iroooni on

Does anyone remember that cathy phrase?


shushtari

that show

by shushtari on

was awesome!   I remember watching it in iran in 1971-2......their cars where a ferrari and an aston martin.....

 

rip 


Darius Kadivar

Kavous Doustdar (Tony Curtis) and Said Mozafari (Roger Moore)

by Darius Kadivar on

The Persian voices that helped “Persuaders” to succeed on the Iranian TV in 1971/72 belonged to Kavous Doustdar (Tony Curtis) and Said Mozafari (Roger Moore).

Courtesy of Kourosh Afhami

Special Thanks to Kourosh Afhami for letting me know

Below their photos 

Kavous Doustdar:
http://www.iran-dubbing.com/IndelibleVoicesDet.aspx?Vid=244
and Said Mozafar:
http://www.iran-dubbing.com/IndelibleVoicesDet.aspx?Vid=234 


Farah Rusta

Do you remember this?

by Farah Rusta on

 It was shown in Cinema Moulin Rouge, Tehran. The most memorable of his performances

 

FR


Niki Tehranchi

an underrated actor

by Niki Tehranchi on

People made fun of him but he was a very good and memorable actor.  Not to mention that back in the day, he championed Sidney Poitier to star with him in their memorable movie the defiant ones at a time when a lot of Hollywood actors were too racist or too afraid of racist America to share the screen with a black man in anything other than a subservient role.  And he insisted Poitier receive top billing.  A class act all the way.  I will miss you Tony!


Darius Kadivar

Tony Curtis in Persian Outfit in "The Son of Ali Baba" (1952)

by Darius Kadivar on

Omar Khayyam is also mentioned in this scene ...

NOTE: The Guy who plays Hussein and gets the Tomato in the Face is Hugh O'Brian ( Famous for his Cowboy TV Roles as Wyatt Earp) who was also one of Princess Soraya's Lovers after she divorced the Shah. Small world ;0) 

Recommended Reading:

MORE THAN REAL: Hollywood's thousand and one nights by DK


vildemose

RIP. His daughter must be

by vildemose on

RIP. His daughter must be devestatef


Darius Kadivar

A Message from Roger Moore In memory of Tony Curtis:

by Darius Kadivar on

A Message from Roger Moore In memory of Tony Curtis:

"Hearing the news about Tony deeply saddened me today. He was a great friend and a great co-star, and I will forever remember the laughs and fun we shared on The Persuaders and the friendship which endured ever after. His legacy is huge as was his star. I will miss my... friend.My thoughts are with Jill and his children at this sad, sad time and I send them much love." - Sir Roger Moore.

From The Official Website of Roger Moore:

http://roger-moore.com/


Anonymouse

Maziar please vote in the blog itself so I can count it.

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Interesting

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

That the passing of Tony Curtis gets more attention than the birthday of Ahmad Kasravi. It's very telling indeed!

Anyway, I do remember him fondly RIP.


Farah Rusta

May God bless him

by Farah Rusta on

He was my the favorite pretty face but I liked him best when he played serious parts like this:

FR


maziar 58

R I P

by maziar 58 on

Rest in Peace. indeed he was a great actor and his kavooshgaran was my favorite tv show from the old days.

thanks D K

P S anon   yes on that.

sargord may be the aash 5 toomani was too much !           Maziar


maziar 58

R I P

by maziar 58 on

Rest in Peace. indeed he was a great actor and his kavooshgaran was my favorite tv show from the old days.

thanks D K

P S anon   yes on that.

sargord may be the aash 5 toomani was too much !           Maziar


Anonymouse

He was a legend and I loved his work. May he rest in peace.

by Anonymouse on

DK jaan this was the first I heard of the news but I'm sure we'll hear more as the day goes on.  He was really a legend and personally I don't recall ever seeing a bad movie from him.  He had a unique character and played well which made you want to see more movies.  I thought he was more than 85.

PS, will you consider a yes or no vote in my comment control blog? 

Everything is sacred


Sargord Pirouz

I remember the Hotel

by Sargord Pirouz on

I remember the Hotel Sheraton in Tehran. I think I ate there once in 1975. Don't remember the exact circumstances, though. However, it's a pleasant memory.