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October 3rd, 2010 12:29pm EDT

Tony CurtisTony Curtis once required emergency treatment from a doctor after one of his love interests ripped off a wig which the star had glued to his head.
 
The "Some Like It Hot" legend passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and his London-based hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, admits he'll always remember the veteran actor fondly.
 
And one visit from Curtis was particularly memorable for Lewis.
 
He recalls, "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the truth.
 
"He must have been performing particularly effectively that night because she had pulled so hard on his hair that she had taken the skin off his scalp and all the natural hair underneath.
 
"There was nothing I could do. I had to take Tony to a doctor before his whole head went horribly septic."

Tony Curtis

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