May 25, 2013 02:09:23 GMT
Curry's longtime agent gives update on his condition, assuring that 'he has been going to physical therapy doing very well.'
It's just revealed that "Rocky Horror Show" star Tim Curry, 67, suffered a major stroke at his home in Los Angeles last July. His longtime Los Angeles agent Marcia Hurwitz assured fans that he was recovering well after the collapse and the stroke didn't affect his ability to talk.
"Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor," Hurwitz told the Daily Mail, adding a similar statement to USA Today, "He has been going to physical therapy doing very well." The agent said, "He thanks everyone for sending him good wishes."
Curry is one of British acclaimed stage actors. He landed his first professional stage role in 1968's "Hair", but it wasn't until 1973 that he got his big break by starring in the original London production of "The Rocky Horror Show". He played the mad scientist Dr Frank-N-Furter, which he reprised in the 1975 film.
He scored a Tony award nomination in 1981 for his lead role in the play "Amadeus". Most recently, he shared stage with Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard and Tracey Ullman as he starred in Eric Idle's play "What About Dick?" at the Orpheum in Los Angeles last April.
Besides playing in various stage plays, Curry has an extensive filmography for his acting gigs on the big screen. His movies include "Annie", "Legend", "The Three Muskeeters", "Home Alone 2" and "Charlie's Angels".
Curry is unmarried and it is not known if he has a partner. He currently lives alone in his Hollywood Hills house. His father died when he was only 12, and his mother passed away from cancer in 1999. His older sister, Judy, died in 2011 after losing battle against a brain tumor.