Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Growing Up With Famous Parents: "I Have No Recollections Of Childhood"

Date May 14, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis is a famous American actress and writer. If you’re a fan of horror movies, you’ve probably seen her in a bunch of them, like Terror Train, The Fog, and Halloween. But 59-year-old is also well-known for being the daughter of two screen legends – Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.


The couple fell in love at first sight and tied the knot in 1951. They welcomed their two daughters – Kelly and Jamie Lee – in 1956 and 1958 .

But the Hollywood’s Golden Couple didn’t last long. Both Tony and Janet were working hard and starring a lot.

Besides, Curtis often felt inferior to his wife, as she was better educated and came from a more stable background. The two eventually divorced in 1962.

How has all of this affected their daughter Jamie Lee?


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As the actress says:

I have no recollections of my childhood.

Tony Curtis wasn’t around at all. Instead, she was raised by her stepdad, Bob Brandt. Like many children of divorce, the actress was also very close to her mother.

As Jamie Lee opened up on The Talk 8 years ago, Tony was many things but a father. As we all know, having children can be messy and complicated. And despite having 6 kids, the actor was not interested in parenthood.


For much of her life, Jamie Lee was estranged from her dad. But she was not upset by it:

He did what he was supposed to do from a financial standpoint, which was honorable of him, but he was not an involved father.


Besides, Curtis hasn’t left any of his six children a cent of his fortune after his death. Instead, he left all of it to his sixth wife, Jill.


As for his ex-wife, Leigh remained classy about their rocky relationship and never badmouthed Tony.

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