Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
The legendary actor entered this world in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 1925. "Naturally it was going down," he recalled his mother saying.
Lemmon's father was the president of the Doughnut Corporation, a precursor to Dunkin' Donuts, and wanted to make sure his son was passionate about acting before pursuing it. "And I said, 'I love it,' and he said, 'Great. Because the day I don't find romance in a loaf of bread, I'm going to quit.'"
At left, Edward Sullivan Boston's deputy mayor and Jack Lemmon in 1975.