Tim Curry starred as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and forever after secured his fame as the “sweet transvestite from transssssssexual Transylvaniaaaaaaaaah.”
He went on to play many other roles onstage and in the movies – including Mozart in Amadeus and King Arthur in Spamalot on Broadway, and the butler Wadsworth onscreen in Clue. He also had a brief career in pop music, recording such hits as I Do the Rock and Paradise Garage in the early 1980s, both of which were in high rotation at my house.
But to me Tim will always be first and foremost the lascivious, lip-licking, eyebrow-cocking, corset-wearing, high heel-strutting s/hero of Rocky Horror. Please join me in celebrating today’s birthday boy – 70 years old on April 19 – with a video clip of the iconic song “Don’t Dream It, Be It.” Words to live by, Tim – and Happy Birthday to you!