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Janet Leigh First of a String of Tony Curtis' Wives

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (AP Photo, file)

NEW YORK (CBS)  Actor Tony Curtis, who died  Wednesday night  at his Las Vegas  home, was  known in his heyday for  a long string of relationships and  many wives.

His first wife was actress Janet Leigh of "Psycho" fame; who died on Oct. 3, 2004. 

Curtis and Leigh were married in 1951, and had two daughters, Jamie Lee and Kelly., both actresses today

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The beautiful young couple was popular in Holllywood and did five films together, the first of which, "Houdini," propelled Curtis into the spotlight.

The couple divorced in 1962 after 11 years of marriage when rumors of his having an affair with his 17-year-old co-star from "Tara Bulbas" emerged. He later married the German actress, Christine Kaufmann, whom he divorced in 1968. They had two children together.

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In all, the iconic actor had six wives.

The others were Leslie Curtis (1968-1982), Andrea Savio (1984-1992) Lisa Deutsch (1993-1994) and Jill VandeBerg, whom he married in 1998 and who survives him.

Curtis also had two children with his third wife, Leslie Curtis.


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