Jack Lemmon photographed at home by Dennis Stock, 1960.
Jack [Lemmon] challenged Tony [Curtis] to test their new [drag] disguises in public. So with the knowledge of Billy Wilder, when they arrived at the public ladies’ toilet, Jack and Tony started to pretend to fix their make-up in the mirror. Tony said: “I remember I was only doing just a little bit of mascara here and there on my eyes. Ladies were coming and going every two minutes, nobody batting an eye. I then looked at Jack through my mirror onto him and he was loving it! He was laughing and putting lipstick on and then I started laughing.” [x]
Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, 1959
“There’s been a lot of criticism over the years over this award, and some of that criticism has been warranted. But whether it’s warranted or not, I think it’s one hell of an honor, and I thank you.”
Jack Lemmon with his Academy Award for Save The Tiger, 1974. He had previously won for Mister Roberts in 1956.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK LEMMON | February 8, 1925 - June 27, 2001
“I think whatever you do, if you are going to do well or even if you don’t do it well, you have to have a passion for it, and I am passionate about it. I love it. I respect it and it gets me. I get off on acting.”
“Jack Lemmon is my best friend and he’s a very wonderful actor. A very talented, very funny man. A lovely man. We’re like brothers! We are gifts to each other. He’s such a fun personality. There will only ever be one Jack Lemmon.”
→ Happy Birthday Jack Lemmon (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)