Tony Curtis might be the patron saint of us late bloomers. After his career as a heart throb ran out of steam, he stopped off at the bar. When he was finished with drugs and alcohol he decided he could and would become a serious actor. That he did, including performing in classics like "Sweet Smell of Success.' There's more. He took up painting, reports Ken Ritter in HUFFINGTON POST. Those canvasses sold for up to $20,000 each.
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