Curtis "Big Daddy" Hollingsworth, was the father of Blanche Elizabeth Marie Devereaux, Virginia Lena Warren, Charmaine Gertrude Hollingsworth, Theodore "Tad" Hunter Hollingsworth, Clayton "Clay" Louis Hollingsworth.
Curtis Hollingsworth was born sometime in the early 1900s in Atlanta, Georgia. He said that as a boy, he was never satisfied with easy things and liked challenges and new things to try. Before he had the chance to go out into the world on his own, he met Elizabeth Ann Bennett, whom he married soon.
He was first seen in the episode Big Daddy in 1986, where he visits the girls, and announces that he sold his home in Atlanta to pursue a career as a country musician. Blanche is initially upset over this, but accepts her father's choice. He appears again later in 1986, in the episode Big Daddy's Little Lady, where he marries a widow named Margaret Spencer, who is a much younger woman. Blanche again, was initially upset over this decision, but came to support her father when she realized they loved each other. In 1989, in the episode Ebb Tide, Big Daddy realized his end was fast approaching, and he called Blanche requesting that she come home to see him. Seemingly oblivious to his poor health, she refused, having a pageant to take part in, and Big Daddy passed away shortly after the phone call. Blanche and Dorothy go to Atlanta for his funeral. Blanche visits his grave and apologizes for not being there to say goodbye. In the episode Wham Bam, Thank You, Mammy, it is revealed that Big Daddy had an affair with Blanche's childhood nanny, causing her to be fired and Blanche unable to see her again for nearly 50 years. Blanche also revealed that Big Daddy had once had an affair with one of her classmates.
Big Daddy was portrayed as a gentleman of the Old South; As such, he was portrayed as very polite and charming; He was also known to have a love for cigars and fine alcohol. It is implied that Blanche inherited her promiscuity from him.
"Big Daddy," a reference to the Tennessee Williams' character Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.