Knowledge Identifier: +Kim_Novak
Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.
Columbia Pictures - Columbia maintained a long list of contractees well into the 1950s: Glenn Ford, Penny Singleton, William Holden, Judy Holliday, The Three Stooges, Ann Miller, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Doran, Jack Lemmon, Cleo Moore, Barbara Hale, Adele Jergens, Larry Parks, Arthur Lake, Lucille Ball, Kerwin Mathews, and Kim Novak
In 1955, Novak had a supporting role in the highly successful "The Man with the Golden Arm", with Frank Sinatra and Eleanor Parker
In 1956, she played opposite Tyrone Power in "The Eddy Duchin Story"
In 1957, she worked with Sinatra again in the box office hit "Pal Joey", which starred Rita Hayworth
Following the death of Harry Cohn in 1958, Novak remembered nobody was able to handle her a good script
In 1964, she played a vulgar waitress in a remake of W. Somerset Maugham's drama "Of Human Bondage"
After a decade in the entertainment industry, Novak withdrew from the public eye in 1965 and appeared in films only sporadically until 1991, when she retired from acting following a tempestuous experience with director Mike Figgis on the set of "Liebestraum", her last film to date
Richard Johnson (actor) - Johnson's most famous wife was American actress Kim Novak, with whom he appeared in the 1965 film "The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders"; they had no children
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders - This was Kim Novak's departure film for three years; she didn't return to the motion picture screen until 1968; when she played three different characters in "The Legend of Lylah Clare"
From 1972 to 1974, she dated actor Michael Brandon
In 1980, Novak played Lola Brewster in the British mystery-thriller "The Mirror Crack'd", based on the story by Agatha Christie
On July 24, 2000, her home in Eagle Point, Oregon, was partially damaged by fire
Novak appeared for a question-and-answer session about her career on July 30, 2010, at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, where the American Cinematheque hosted a tribute to her coinciding with the August 3 DVD release of "The Kim Novak Collection
In the 2012 British Film Institute's "Sight & Sound" critics' poll, "Vertigo" was voted as the best film of all time, displacing Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" from the position it had occupied since 1962
Vertigo (film) - "The Testament of Judith Barton", a 2012 novel by Wendy Powers and Robin McLeod, tells the back-story of Kim Novak's character
Also in 2016, Novak turned down a Lifetime Achievement award from the International Istanbul Film Festival, as she felt "the time does not seem right to venture so close to a land where genocide occurred, and which now exists in mass devastation
In 2018, Novak joined in conversation with Larry King for a Q&A session at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, in celebration of "Vertigo"'s 60th Anniversary