Posted ByMichael on January 08, 2003 at 20:07:36:
In Reply to: Jack And People posted byGerry O. on January 08, 2003 at 07:47:50:
: A common thought that keeps cropping up in every biography that I read about Jack is this....People liked Jack because Jack liked people.
: At various Hollywood parties, Jack didn't try to be "on" or "the life of the party"...He left that to buddies like George Burns, Danny Kaye, George Jessel and Groucho Marx. However, Jack was a favorite guest at parties because he was such a good audience. Those party cut-ups knew that if their one-liners were funny enough, they'd soon have Jack rolling on the floor with hysterical laughter....He was never jealous of another comedian's ability to get a laugh.
: Also, women loved Jack. It's often been said and written that it was very common to be at a party and find the men huddled in a corner talking about sports or similar subjects....except Jack, who often could be found having coffee with the ladies and having a grand old time. Jack wasn't hitting on these women, nor was he being feminine in chatting with them.....He truly enjoyed the company of these women and what they had to say.
: Jack had a sincere interest in people, and people were able to sense it, resulting in Jack having MANY long-lasting friendships which endured until the day he died.
A lesson we of this day and age would do well to learn.