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Tony Curtis: Hollywood Legend Remembered by Family, Celebrities

Actor Tony Curtis is shown seated in a studio chair in this 1965 photo.
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Actor Tony Curtis is shown seated in a studio chair in this 1965 photo.
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Celebrities are paying tribute to Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, who died Wednesday at his home in Henderson, Nev., at age 85.

Here are a few, including a statement from his famous daughter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and reactions from other celebrities both in the news and on Twitter.

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"All Tony ever wanted to be was a movie star. He didn't want to be the most dramatic actor. He wanted to be a movie star, ever since he was a little kid." - Jill Curtis, wife

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages. He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world." - Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter

"He's one of those actors who in the '50s was a beautiful, charismatic leading man, who became sort of iconic as a sex symbol. Not somebody who you originally thought had a lot of depth. He was just charming and funny and yet he revealed himself to be quite complex and gave some great performances." - Tony Goldwyn, actor, director, son of film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

"The guy was such a sweetheart. Beautifully neurotic, in a very endearing kind of Woody Allen way." - Sam Rockwell, actor with Curtis in the 1998 movie "Louis and Frank"

"Tony Curtis and Eddie Fisher in the same week. It's very sad. He was funny, so very funny, very talented and a great spirit." - Marlo Thomas

"One thing Tony always said: 'God is great, God won't hurt us, 'cause he looks like Tony Curtis.' I guess now he knows how he looks." - Jill Curtis

"highest complement when jamie lee thought i should play her dad in tv movie- he was one of my heroes- RIP tony curtis" - actor John Stamos, via Twitter

"RIP Tony Curtis - 1st actor we spotted when we moved to LA. He was rockin' a bolero jacket at Spago. Ah, perfect." - actress Nia Vardalos, via Twitter

"im so saddened by the news of Tony Curtis passing. RIP" - actress and singer Kelly Osbourne, via Twitter

"R.I.P. Tony Curtis - Had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago..." - singer Julian Lennon, via Twitter

"RIP Tony Curtis xxx Legend!" - singer Kylie Minogue, via Twitter