Tony Curtis Remembered with a Touch of Humor at Memorial

Sharing laughter and tears, fans and family members gathered Monday in Las Vegas to pay tribute to Tony Curtis, who died last Wednesday at age 85.

The legendary actor’s flag-draped casket sat at the center of a stage at Palm Mortuary next to two of his paintings as guests heard stories of his life and watched clips of some of his best-known movie scenes.

Befitting a movie star with a comic touch, humor was sprinkled throughout the service. His daughter Jamie Lee Curtis even did an impression of her father.

Tony Curtis Memorial Service Set for Monday

He may have been a Hollywood fixture for more than half a century, but the memorial service for Tony Curtis will be held in Las Vegas, on Monday. The matinee idol, 85, died at his home in Henderson, Nevada, Wednesday, after suffering cardiac arrest.

The service will take place at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET), at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley in Las Vegas, CNN was told by Cecelia Jackson, from the funeral home.

Jamie Lee Curtis Adores All Tony Curtis Stood For

Two days after Tony Curtis’ death, daughter Jamie Lee Curtis is remembering her movie star father as the eager young man before he struck Hollywood gold in the 1950s – back when he was known as Bernard Schwartz, born in the Bronx.

Jamie Lee Curtis: My Dad Leaves Behind Devoted Family and Fans

Jamie Lee Curtis says her late father, Tony Curtis, who died Wednesday in Las Vegas from cardiac arrest, will be remembered as both a screen legend and family man.

“My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages,” the actress, 51, said in a statement Thursday.

“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,” added Curtis.

Tony Curtis Dead at 85

Tony Curtis, one of the beefcake screen stars of the 1950s who went on working for the next four decades, has died.

His daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, first confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight.

The cause of death was cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas home early Wednesday, the Clark County coroner told the Associated Press. The star was 85 and had been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital for tests in mid-July after he had trouble breathing.

Actor Tony Curtis Still Likes It Hot

Four decades after he surprised his fans by wearing a dress in the film “Some Like It Hot,” Tony Curtis, 76, appeared at the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday to promote his role in the national tour of the musical comedy, reports PEOPLE. In the 1959 original film, which also starred Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, Curtis played a musician on the lam from the mob who disguises himself as a woman. However, he won’t need to don a dress this time when he plays the role of eccentric millionaire Osgood Fielding III.