Legendary actor Tony Curtis, star of such classic 1950s movies as 'Some Like It Hot' and 'The Defiant Ones,' died late Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest at his home in Las Vegas. He was 85.

The news was confirmed to Entertainment Tonight early this morning by his estranged daughter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis. (For more details, visit PopEater.)

To honor the career of Tony Curtis, take a look back at six of his most memorable movies, from 'Some Like It Hot' to 'Sex and the Single Girl.'
Some Like It Hot Movie Poster
Some Like It Hot
Based on 19 critics

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy,... Read More

The Defiant Ones Movie Poster
The Defiant Ones
In Theaters on September 11, 2005

In 1950s America, members of a chain gang are being transported through the South when their truck crashes.... Read More

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Operation Petticoat Movie Poster
Operation Petticoat
In Theaters on 1959

Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) is in charge of the submarine "Sea Tiger," which was badly... Read More

Sex and the Single Girl Movie Poster
Sex and the Single Girl
In Theaters on 1964

Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) is a tabloid magazine writer looking to score an interview with Helen Gurley... Read More

Spartacus Movie Poster
Based on 17 critics

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After... Read More

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