More than 500 friends and family packed the Paramount Studios theatre in Los Angeles for a memorial to Jack Lemmon.
Among the many warm and amusing memories shared about the two-time Oscar winner was one by Kevin Spacey, who appeared on stage with Lemmon in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
He recalled the time his dog relieved itself on the actor's prized golf clubs.
Inadvertent comedian of the evening, however, was Tom Hanks, who kept mistaking Jack Nicholson for Jack Lemmon.
When Hanks finished his haphazard speech, the evening's MC, Charlie Rose, drew laughter when he said, "Thank you, Kevin."
Hank Azaria, who co-starred with Lemmon in Tuesdays With Morrie, said of the actor: "He was the patron saint of acting without limits; the only boundary is the one you impose on yourself."
Lemmon's son Chris told of his father's last moments: "At the end I held him in my arms and all he was able to do was mouth the words, 'I love you' to his family.
"He never complained about his illness; he tried to make it easy on his loved ones."
Lemmon was 76 when he died of cancer on June 27.