A memorial service for film great Tony Curtis, who died on Wednesday, will be held on Monday in Las Vegas.

Curtis, who featured in more than 140 films and was a renowned ladies man, died of a heart attack at the age of 85 in Las Vegas, where he lived.

The six times-married star is remembered for a string of comic roles, including for his turn with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1958’s The Defiant Ones with Sidney Poitier.

Curtis’ family have 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 told CNN.

The Hollywood legend’s daughter, the actress Jamie Lee Curtis, paid tribute to her father’s “legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages”.
“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,” she said.