Jamie Lee Curtis posts tribute to movie star’s father, Tony Curtis, on what would have been his 97th birthday

Jamie Lee Curtis, 63, pays tribute to actor Tony Curtis’ father, who worked with Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood, on what would have been his 97th birthday

Jamie Lee Curtis shared a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram account in honor of his late father, Tony Curtis, earlier today.

The post was meant to celebrate what would have been her father’s 97th birthday. Tony Curtis, one of the greatest Hollywood actors of all time, was born on June 3, 1925.

He had a legacy in Hollywood working with massive stars like Marilyn Monroe (on Some Like It Hot) and Natalie Wood (on The Big Race) and his career in the industry spanned decades.

Birthday wishes: Jamie Lee Curtis, 63, posted a birthday tribute to his famous father, Tony Curtis, on what would have been his 97th birthday

His daughter, Jamie Lee, followed in his footsteps and starred in many hit movies.

The photo uploaded to the star’s Instagram showed Tony, his wife Janet Leigh (who was also a big movie star thanks to Psycho) and their two daughters, Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis.

The actress typed in a caption that showed her love for her dad in remembrance of her birthday.

‘Born on this day…Tony Curtis who later married Janet Leigh who later bore my sister and me. The circle of life. And now I’m a mom with two married daughters. As James Taylor said, “The secret of life is to enjoy the passage of time.”‘

A real star: Curtis married the famous actress Janet, who starred in the Hitchcock film, Psycho (1960).  Together they had two daughters together, Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis

A real star: Curtis married the famous actress Janet, who starred in the Hitchcock film, Psycho (1960). Together they had two daughters together, Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis

Tony had a successful career in Hollywood, playing alongside a number of leading actors of his time.

One of his most famous and iconic films was Some Like It Hot (1959) starring Marilyn Monroe and John Lemmon.

The comedy film follows Curtis and Lemmon who dress up as women after witnessing a murder to escape the city. The two join an all-female jazz band, where Curtis’ character falls in love with Sugar, played by Monroe.

Curtis has been in the limelight for years, working alongside other famous actors like Natalie Wood, Laurence Olivier and Cary Grant.

Power duo: Curtis and <a class=Marilyn Monroe in one of the iconic scenes from Some Like It Hot (1959)” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Power duo: Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in one of the iconic scenes from Some Like It Hot (1959)

Old Hollywood: Tony and Marilyn photographed together in 1959

Old Hollywood: Tony and Marilyn photographed together in 1959

Although Tony and Janet Leigh separated when Jamie Lee was just three years old, the love for his father and mother has always been strong.

In an Instagram post earlier this year, the Knives Out actress opened up about the struggles of living through numerous parental separations and divorces.

“There are just a few reminders to me that I was born out of love and not the resentment, competition, jealousy and rancor that are the cornerstones of any nasty divorce.”

Father daughter: Tony holds his daughter, Jamie Lee in an adorable father daughter photo

Father daughter: Tony holds his daughter, Jamie Lee in an adorable father daughter photo

Family: Jamie Lee is pictured in 1991 with her mother, Janet, and father, Tony

Family: Jamie Lee is pictured in 1991 with her mother, Janet, and father, Tony

Jamie Lee has had his string of Hollywood hits, starring in such true classics as the Halloween franchise and True Lies.

The love and respect she has for her parents lives on and she sets positive examples for her own daughters and family.

Tony died 12 years ago on September 29, 2010 in Nevada. He was 85 years old.

Although he is no longer on this Earth, his legacy still lives on and Jamie Lee is just one of many who still look up to him.

Happy times: Tony and Janet smile and pose with their two daughters for a family photo in 1961

Happy times: Tony and Janet smile and pose with their two daughters for a family photo in 1961

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