He taught us some valuable tricks. For instance you want to sound like a woman don’t go falsetto. Just raise your tone slightly and accentuate certain words, particularly adjectives. And when you sit down, don’t just plop into a chair, melt into it easily, slowly.
- Jack Lemmon on the advice an “expert on female impersonation” gave him for his role in Some Like it Hot
Source: Tony Curtis Jack Lemmon and The Makeup Man’s Nightmare, Reading Eagle, March 29 1959, Page 76