Chris Lemmon, now starring in the play Jack Lemmon Returns, discusses A Twist of Lemmon, the touching memoir he wrote about his famous father, one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars. This popular book reveals the beloved family man behind Jack Lemmon’s star persona. But, happily for movie fans, Chris includes many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories relating to his father’s remarkable movie career.
Jack Lemmon was a convincing actor in so many wonderful films, including Days of Wine and Roses, Mr. Roberts, Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, The Apartment, Missing and The China Syndrome. He was skilled at doing both comedy and drama equally well – and moviegoers couldn’t seem to get enough of him.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Chris chose show biz as his career. Among the highlights of his impressive background are appearances in over 20 films – three with his dad (Airport ’77, That’s Life! and Dad). Chris, who is also a screenwriter and producer, is currently starring as his father in Jack Lemmon Returns, a new play with music premiering at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago.