Yahoo Web Search

  1. About 32 search results
  1. May 23, 2022 · the free encyclopedia Jump navigation Jump search .mw parser output .hatnote font style italic .mw parser output div.hatnote padding left 1.6em margin bottom 0.5em .mw parser output .hatnote font style normal .mw parser output .hatnote link...

    • Early Life
    • Acting Career
    • Other Ventures
    • Political Views
    • Philanthropy
    • Personal Life
    • External Links

    Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Her father was Jewish, the son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Two of her maternal great-grandparents were Danish, while the rest of her mother's ancestry is German and Scots-Irish. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress, and several...

    Film performances

    Curtis's film debut occurred in the 1978 horror film Halloween, in which she played the role of Laurie Strode. The film was a major success and was considered the highest-grossing independent film of its time, earning accolades as a classic horror film. The producer, Debra Hill, specifically cast Curtis because her mother, Leigh, had been known as a horror icon. Curtis was subsequently cast in several horror films, garnering her the title "scream queen." She would return to the Halloween fran...

    Television performances

    Curtis made her television debut in a 1977 episode of the drama series Quincy, M.E.. She went on to guest star on several series, including Columbo, Charlie's Angels and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. She appeared as Nurse Lt. Barbara Duran in the short-lived comedy series Operation Petticoat (1977–1978), based on the 1959 film that starred her father, Tony Curtis. Curtis was also a gameshow panelist on several episodes of Match Game. Curtis starred in the 1981 television film Death of a Ce...

    Children's books

    Working with illustrator Laura Cornell, Curtis has written a number of children's books, all published by HarperCollinsChildren's Books. 1. When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth, 1993. 2. Tell Me Again About The Night I was Born, 1996. 3. Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day, 1998; listed on the New York Timesbest-seller list for 10 weeks. 4. Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery, 2000. 5. I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem, 2002. 6. I...

    Invention

    In 1987, Curtis filed a US patent application that subsequently issued as Patent No. 4,753,647. This is a modification of a diaper with a moisture-proof pocket containing wipes that can be taken out and used with one hand. Curtis refused to allow her invention to be marketed until companies started selling biodegradable diapers. The full statutory term of this patent expired February 20, 2007, and it is now in the public domain. She filed a second US patent application related to disposable d...

    Blogging

    Curtis is a blogger for The Huffington Post online newspaper.On her website, Curtis tells her young readers that she "moonlights as an actor, photographer, and closet organizer".

    During California's 2008 general election, Curtis appeared in the "Yes on Prop 3" television advertisements. In March 2012, Curtis was featured with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play 8—a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage—as Sandy Stier. The pro...

    Beginning in 1990, Curtis and her father, Tony, took a renewed interest in their family's Hungarian Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the "Great Synagogue"in Budapest, Hungary. The largest synagogue in Europe today, it was originally built in 1859 and suffered damage during World War II. Curtis was guest of honor at the 11th ann...

    Curtis married Christopher Guest on December 18, 1984. She saw a picture of him from the movie This Is Spinal Tap in Rolling Stone and told her friend Debra Hill, "Oh, I'm going to marry that guy"; she married him five months later. They have two adopted daughters: Annie, born in 1986, and Ruby, who is transgender, born in 1996. Curtis is actor Jak...

    Jamie Lee Curtis at IMDb
    Works by or about Jamie Lee Curtis in libraries (WorldCatcatalog)
    "Jamie Lee Curtis collected news and commentary". The New York Times.