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Feb 21, 2019

Tony Curtis exhibition coming to Hungary in August

The exhibition of the Hollywood star’s personal effects will open in August in the northeast Hungarian town of Mátészalka. Curtis' parents were from the Hungarian town

An exhibition celebrating the life of Tony Curtis is coming to Hungary.

The exhibition of the Hollywood star’s personal effects will open in August in the northeast Hungarian town of Mátészalka.

Curtis was born Bernat Schwartz in New York in 1925, to Hungarian parents who emigrated from Mátészalka. He was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, playing in over 140 films including Spartacus, Some like it hot and Houdini.

The actor received two Golden Globe awards and was once nominated for an Oscar. He received the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Officers’ Cross, in 1996. He died in 2010.

The exhibition consists of about 20 household objects and paintings, and was donated to Mátészalka by Curtis’s widow, Jill-Curtis Weber, in 2017.