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Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Her Deceased Father Tony Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about her legendary father Tony Curtis, who passed away last month - and she doesn't seem to have the nicest things to say about him.

In a recent interview, Curtis was frank about her father's role in her life, saying, "he was not a father."

She added:

"The invention of Tony Curtis was his life. He was in the navy, he was present for the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay - then he became this whole other thing, he changed his name and he changed his life.

Children, as we all know, are complicated and messy. He was not a father and he was not interested in being a father. It's not a slant against him, he was very clear. He did what he was supposed to do from a financial standpoint, which was honorable of him but he was not an involved father."

Jamie Lee says that she and her father were not close however, she did say that, "we are the evidence of him. We walk the walk led by him. All of us got something from him. I, of course, got his desperate need for attention."

It's sad when children don't have close relationships with their parents, especially when one of their parents is one of the most well-known actors in our time.

Here's hoping she finds some closure.

[Images via AP Images / WENN.]

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