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The New York born Bernard Schwartz aka Tony stars as smarmy PR flack SIDNEY FALCO in classic Clifford Odets' tale of the tabloids "Sweet Smell of Success".
Tony married frequent costar JANET LEIGH. A family portrait includes future star JAMIE LEIGH CURTIS.
Tony costarred with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon in this classic comedy hit from director Billy Wilder. Tony & Jack spent most of the flick in drag, on the lam from gangsters.
Tony was a "singer of songs" in the epic tale of a gladiator's (Kirk Douglas) revolt against Ancient Rome. In the restored version Tony is seduced by Laurence Olivier in a bathhouse.
While shooting "TARAS BULBA" Tony cheated on wife Janet Leigh with costar Christine Kauffman. The result - a child and a divorce for Tony.
Going against type, Tony played notorious serial killer Albert De Salvo in true-life suspenser "The BOSTON STRANGLER"
By the 1980s Tony battled drug and booze use as his career headed into B-movies, TV shows and exploitation flicks.
Shortly before his death in 2010, TONY sat down with THE ENQUIRER in a blistering interview where he candidly discussed his life, loves and career.