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created by Patty, with help from FRIENDS who - like shimmering stars -
brighten up my little corner of the universe!THANK YOU, MY FRIENDS
John Donne wrote:
"No man is an island entire unto
And putting this website together is a group effort!
(Kudos and credits)
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SOLID GOLD FANS have visited our web site since March 11, 2004
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1958 - 1995
TONY AS "AL" IN
"A CHORUS LINE"
TONY starred in the movie version of A CHORUS LINE and can be seen as SAMMI CURR in "TRICK OR TREAT".
He also appeared on THE COMMISH and MURDER SHE WROTE, and
often danced in MUSIC VIDEOS choreographed by MICHAEL
TONY died from an AIDS-related illness in 1995. On July 27, 2000, we were informed by one of Tony's sisters that his cause of death was lung cancer, and that the specific type of cancer was AIDS-related.
"I considered Tony a friend. He
worked for/with me as a dancer for many years and he could
be incredibly frustrating and a major challenge but he was
very talented and creative and at his core a good person
with great heart and enthusiasm. My work was better for
his contribution to it. I miss him and all my friends who
left too soon!"
SOLID GOLD'S ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHER
February 4, 1999
"For me, Tony always had a warm,
heart-filled smile and a deep soul-stirring laugh. What
greater gifts can we give as we pass through this lifetime?
SOLID GOLD'S MUSICAL DIRECTOR
February 6, 1999
"I knew Tony very well. Although I had not seen him for about ten years when he passed away, I always thought of him. I miss him terribly. He was a wonderful person and a very talented man. I can still see him sitting on my couch while I listened to a tape that he had made.
How many precious people are going to die from this horrible disease before something is done to eradicate it.
I love and miss you, Tony."
CAROL ROBERTSON (formerly of Oxnard, CA)
July 22, 2000
"There was never a dull moment when Tony was around.....how he loved to have a good time....and I'm glad he spent some of those good times with me....he is missed. Thanks for the memories Tony...Love,Blev."
Appeared with TONY in "A CHORUS LINE"
October 10, 2000
Please don't cry
for this was not goodbye.
And do not think that this
was an ending,
but a journey
Look at the stars at night,
and you will see me
dancing in their light.
Listen to the wind,
and you will hear
the sound of my laughter
So please don't cry,
for this was not goodbye.
You will see me once more
when we are both walking
along this golden shore.
(Written by Patty Smith ©1999)
TONY AS "SAMMI" IN
"TRICK OR TREAT"
BECKIE'S TRIBUTE TO
"I NEVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO MEET TONY THOUGH I WISH I
COULD HAVE. HE SEEMED TO BE A WONDERFUL PERSON. I REMEMBER
WATCHING CHORUS LINE AND THINKING HOW TALENTED AND OF
COURSE HOW GREAT LOOKING HE WAS."
VIDEO MONTAGE TRIBUTE TO TONY ON YOU TUBE
SOLID GOLD DANCER SPOTLIGHT - TONY VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
If you would like to add your thoughts/memories of TONY, please email us!