Lemmon taken at the 40th Emmy Awards, August 1988
|Born||John Uhler Lemmon III
February 8, 1925
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||June 27, 2001
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Bladder cancer|
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Stone (1950â€“56)
Felicia Farr (1962â€“2001) (his death)
Denise “Farr/Lemmon” Gordon (stepdaughter)
I have lost someone I loved as a brother, as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being. We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
When I'm reading material, if I'm a little bit afraid of a part and I'm willing to admit that to myself, then I'll do it, definitely. If I'm worried about being able to do it, to get it – I absolutely just love it.
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.