Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925, in the Bronx, NY. Tony's parents were Hungarian immigrants. After he completed high school, Curtis enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 (during World War II). He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in action during the invasion of Guam in 1944. Curtis received an honorable discharge in 1945 and then got into acting. His debut film was City Across the River (1949). Tony's most memorable films include: Some Like It Hot, Spartacus, Houdini, The Great Race, and the Boston Strangler.