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Memorial service for actor Curtis set for Monday

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  • Family asks donations be made to a horse rescue organization
  • Curtis died Wednesday at age 85
  • He starred in more than 150 movies
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(CNN) -- The memorial service for screen legend Tony Curtis will be held Monday at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada, his manager said.

The service will take place at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET), said Cecelia Jackson with the funeral home.

The Curtis family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shiloh Horse Rescue, which rescues "abused, unwanted, neglected, and slaughter bound horses of all types," the actor's manager Mike Einfeld said.

Curtis died Wednesday. He was 85.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a statement Thursday. "He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed."

Curtis starred in more than 150 movies and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1958's "The Defiant Ones" with Sidney Poitier. He once said his biggest regret was not winning an Academy Award.

Curtis also is known for his roles in the 1959 movie "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon and "Spartacus" in 1960 with Kirk Douglas. He also played the lead role in "The Boston Strangler," released in 1968.

 
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