20 Memorable Epitaphs


Jack Lemmon. "Jack Lemmon in..."

How fitting that the star of "Some Like It Hot," "The Odd Couple," and "Grumpy Old Men" would simultaneously make us laugh, and remind us of the film legacy he left behind with this memorable epitaph. Lemmon started life on his way down -- he was actually born in a descending elevator -- but he went straight up from there. He starred in dozens of movies during his 50-year career, receiving two Oscars and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work. Even after Lemmon died of bladder cancer in 2001 at age 76, he was surrounded by Hollywood's finest. Among his "neighbors" at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles are actress Natalie Wood, comedian Rodney Dangerfield, and "Some Like it Hot" writer Billy Wilder.