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    Tim Curry suffers stroke

    Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:06am (PDT)

    Actor Tim Curry has suffered a stroke. The 67-year-old British actor is recovering after collapsing at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday.

    His longtime agent Marcia Hurwitz has refuted speculation Curry is struggling to speak after falling ill, telling Britain's Daily Mail, "Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor."

    Curry, who played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the farcical horror musical, has since appeared in numerous television shows.

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    By Nardine Saad - May 24, 2013, 1:51 p.m.

    "Rocky Horror Picture Show" actor Tim Curry suffered from a "major stroke" at his home in Los Angeles and is said to be recovering, according to reports.

    The British actor, 67, collapsed during the episode but is now said to be "doing great," his Los Angeles agent Marcia Hurwitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

    Initial reports said that the famed character actor was rendered speechless after the stroke, but Hurwitz refuted those claims. "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor," she said.

    Curry is said to live alone in an estate in the Hollywood Hills. In 2011, the actor was supposed to appear in Tom Stoppard's U.K. production of "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead" but pulled out because of poor health, citing asthma attacks and a chest infection, Playbill reported.

    In 2012, he appeared as a preacher in Eric Idle's play "What About Dick?" at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles with Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard and Tracey Ullman.

    Curry is an acclaimed stage actor in Britain and made his mark globally when he portrayed the transvestite mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

    In recent years, Curry lent his baritone voice to many voice-acting roles in children's TV series, including "The Wild Thornberrys," "Voltron: The Third Dimension," "Mighty Ducks" and "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters."

    He first appeared on Broadway in 1975 with his Dr. Frank-N-Furter role in the stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" after debuting the play in London. He continued his career on Broadway later playing Mozart in "Amadaeus" in the 1980s, Alan Swann in "My Favorite Year" in the 1990s and most recently King Arthur in the 2005 production of "Spamalot." The roles garnered him a handful of Tony Award acting nominations.

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    August 14th 1975

    On this day in horror history The Rocky Horror Picture Show had it's worldwide premiere in London, England, and hasn't stopped since.

    Rocky Horror began it's remarkable life not as a film, but rather a small production in London that author Richard O'Brien wrote to keep himself busy on winter nights when he was an out-of-work actor. It was originally called "They Came from Denton High," after that, "The Rock Hor-Roar Show," then finally The Rocky Horror Show.

    The play opened at the Royal Court's experimental Theater Upstairs as a six-week workshop project in June of 1973 to fantastic reviews, and packed houses of 60 or so people a night. A good omen for Rocky Horror was that Vincent Price was amongest the opening night attendees.

    It was filmed in the UK, in an old building next to the Hammer House of Horror studios. It wasn't an actual set: it was an old Victorian gothic revival house a paddock away from the studios that had been for other films. Listed, gloomy and semi-derelict, with its owner living abroad, it was perfect.

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show was shot in only 6 weeks with many of the persons in the film being first time actors. Tim Curry for example made his screen debut in the London, Los Angeles, and Broadway versions of the show as Dr. Frank N Furter transvestite scientist from outer space. For Dr Frank-N-Furter’s accent, Tim Curry used a combination of a highly exaggerated High-English accent combined with elements of his mother’s “telephone voice.”

    In the scene where Eddie's corpse was revealed under the dining table, came as a "real" shock. None of the actors had been aware that it was there apart from Tim Curry – playing Dr Frank N Furter – because he was the one who had to whip the tablecloth off. The director wanted a natural reaction.

    This wonderful cult classic has been playing theaters nonstop since it opened so long ago. It has since developed one of the largest cult followings of any film, with people still lining up for midnight showings and interacting with the film in an incredibly complex scripted way that only the most seasoned and hard-core fans can perform without notes.
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show was produced by Michael White, and directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Jim Sharman, and Richard O'Brien. The film is a screen version of the award winning hit stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Richard O'Brien.

    "When you do something like Rocky, which is undefinable somehow, it always becomes difficult to lose that. Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon. And I have no problems with that at all. If it overshadows anything else, I can understand completely why and again it doesn't worry me." - Richard O'Brien
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    Tim Curry Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Two Years After Stroke,
    Says Sense of Humor Has Been 'Absolutely Vital' to Recovery

    By Lindsay Kimble 06/08/2015 AT 01:20 PM EDT


    Actor Tim Curry made a rare public appearance on the red carpet Sunday at the 19th annual Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles to receive the organization's lifetime achievement award.

    Two years after suffering a stroke that left him using a wheelchair, Curry, 69, was honored for his storied Broadway career by the Actors Fund, a human-services group that supports professionals in the performing arts and entertainment.

    "I'm doing well and I'm looking forward to it," the actor told Los Angeles Magazine before the party. "I've done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it's a marvelous organization. I hope not to have to use it."

    Curry, who originated roles in Broadway musicals like Spamalot and My Favorite Year, is best known for his iconic turn on both stage and screen as Frank 'n' Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    The star looks back on the role "with a sort of bemused tolerance."

    "It's neither a blessing nor a curse. I was lucky to get it," he told the magazine.

    Curry called maintaining his sense of humor through rehabilitation "absolutely vital" but "not tough."

    "It is just part of my DNA," he said.

    The Brit also said the award "solidifies" his work in the American acting community and expressed his gratitude for the honor. "It's very gracious of them, I think. I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now," he said.

    The other recipients of the Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Tony Awards Viewing Party were Theodore Bikel, Alfred Molina and Scandal's Joe Morton.


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    Mini Bio : Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors. His first professional success was in the London production of "Hair", followed by more work in the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Glasgow Civic Repertory Company, and the Royal Court Theatre where he created the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in "The Rocky Horror Show". He recreated the role in the Los Angeles and Broadway productions and starred in the screen version entitled The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Curry continued his career on the New York and London stages with starring roles in "Travesties", "Amadeus", "The Pirates of Penzance", "The Rivals", "Love for Love", "Dalliance", "The Threepenny Opera", "The Art of Success" and "My Favorite Year". He also starred in the United States tour of "Me and My Girl". He has received two Tony Award nominations for best actor and won the Royal Variety Club Award as "Stage Actor of the Year".

    A composer and a singer, Tim Curry toured the United States and Europe with his own band and released four albums on A&M Records. In addition to an active movie and television career, he is a sought-after actor for CD-ROM productions. His distinctive voice can be heard on more than a dozen audio books, and in countless animated television series and videos. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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    Has earned three Tony Award nominations: the first in 1981 as Best Actor (Play) for portraying the title character Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in "Amadeus"; the second in 1993 as Best Actor (Musical) for "My Favorite Year"; and the third in 2005 for Best Actor (Musical) for his role of King Arthur in "Spamalot".

    As "Rooster" in Annie

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    I absolutely love Tim Curry and his birthday was April 19... but I love this montage. Can you name each film or character
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    "Hunt for Red October" - "Legend" ??
    "Wild Thornberry's" "It"
    "Spamalot" "Muppet Treasure Island" "Clue"
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