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Lemmon, Jack

Summary Article: Lemmon, Jack, (8 Feb 1925 – 27 Jun 2001) from The Crystal Reference Encyclopedia

Film and stage actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He studied at Harvard, served in the navy, and was a singing waiter, before appearing in numerous television plays. Following his film debut in It Should Happen to You (1954), he was established as a comedy performer. Some Like It Hot (1959) began a seven-film collaboration with director Billy Wilder. He received great acclaim for his performances, winning Oscars for Mister Roberts (1955) and Save the Tiger (1973). Later films include Tribute (1980), Missing (1981), Dad (1989), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Out to Sea (1997), and The Odd Couple II (1998). He received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1988 and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1990.

See also Matthau, Wilder, Billy.


Major works:


Films
 (1954) It Should Happen to You
 (1955) Mr Roberts
 (1957) Fire Down Below
 (1957) Operation Mad Ball
 (1959) Some Like It Hot
 (1960) The Apartment
 (1962) The Days of Wine and Roses
 (1966) The Fortune Cookie (UK Meet Whiplash Willie)
 (1967) The Odd Couple
 (1974) The Front Page
 (1975) The Prisoner of Second Avenue
 (1973) Save the Tiger
 (1976) Alex and the Gypsy
 (1977) Airport ’77
 (1979) The China Syndrome
 (1980) Tribute
 (1981) Missing
 (1989) Dad
 (1992) Glengarry Glen Ross
 (1997) Out to Sea
 (1998) The Odd Couple II


Theatre
 (1978) Tribute
 (1985) Long Day’s Journey Into Night
 (1993) Grumpy Old Men


Television
 (1956) The Day Lincoln Was Shot
 (1999) Tuesdays with Morrie (Emmy)


Director
 (1971) Kotch

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