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Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

  • Apartment, The (1960) September 27 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • My Sister Eileen (1955) October 08 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Days of Wine and Roses (1962) November 15 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Days of Wine and Roses (1962) December 19 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Mister Roberts (1955) December 19 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Great Race, The (1965) December 19 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • How To Murder Your Wife (1965) December 19 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: June 27, 2001
Born: February 8, 1925 Cause of Death: complications from cancer
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1929:
Made stage debut at age four with his father in an amateur production of "Gold in Them Thar Hills" (date approximate)
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A sickly child, he underwent three painful ear surgeries before age 10; took up cross-country running with such determination that he eventually broke the New England record for the two-mile
1945:
Served as communications officer (ensign) with the US Naval Reserve
1947:
Played piano at Old Nick Saloon in New York City
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Performed with New England stock company on radio and in Off-Broadway productions; produced and acted in three short-lived TV series with first wife Cynthia Stone ("That Wonderful Guy" ABC, 1950; "Ad Libbers" CBS, 1951; "Heaven for Betsy" CBS, 1952)
1952:
Founded Jalem Production Company
1953:
Broadway debut as Leo Davis in "Room Service"
1954:
Film acting debut in "It Should Happen to You", directed by George Cukor
1955:
First of six films with director Richard Quine, "My Sister Eileen" (screenplay by Quine and Blake Edwards); had actually done a film with Quine ("Extra Dollars") the year before for the United States Treasury Department
1955:
Won Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Ensign Pulver in his fourth movie, "Mister Roberts"
1957:
Acted in "Fire Down Below" and received credit as a song performer for the harmonica theme
1959:
First film with director Billy Wilder, "Some Like It Hot"; received first Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1960:
Attempted to climb corporate ladder by loaning his apartment key to various executives for their trysts in Wilder's "The Apartment"; earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination
1962:
Appeared as Lee Remick's husband who pulls her into alcoholism in Blake Edwards' "Days of Wine and Roses", his first major dramatic film role; garnered another Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1964:
Last film with Quine, "How to Murder Your Wife"
1965:
Reteamed with Edwards for "The Great Race"
1966:
First film opposite Walter Matthau, "The Fortune Cookie"
1967:
Executive produced "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman
1968:
Reteamed with Matthau for their definitive vehicle, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
1970:
Starred opposite Sandy Dennis in "The Out of Towners", scripted by Simon
1971:
Directed feature film "Kotch", starring Matthau and Lemmon's second wife Felicia Farr
1972:
Hosted the acclaimed NBC variety special "Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin"; received Emmy Award
1972:
Received a Golden Globe Award for his comic performance in Wilder's underrated "Avanti!"
1973:
Won second Oscar as Best Actor for his down and out salesman in "Save the Tiger"
1975:
Played Archie Rice in NBC TV version of John Osborne's "The Entertainer" at the urging of Laurence Olivier, who had created the role on stage and film; received Emmy nomination
1978:
Created the role of Scottie Templeton in Broadway production of Bernard Slade's "Tribute"; reprised part in 1980 film version for which he earned an Oscar nomination and also co-wrote the song "It's All for the Best" with Alan Jay Lerner; reteamed with Remick in film
1979:
Starred as dedicated plant executive in "The China Syndrome", a heartpounding drama about an attempted cover-up of an accident at California nuclear plant; nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award
1981:
Wrote screenplay for "Track Two", a documentary feature
1981:
Starred with Matthau in seventh and last film with Wilder, "Buddy Buddy"; also Wilder's last film
1982:
Portrayed stiff-backed Ed Horman searching for his missing son in Costa-Gavras' "Missing"; again garnered a Best Actor Oscar nomination
1986:
Returned to Broadway as James Tyrone in revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night"; reprised role for 1987 Showtime TV version; first association with actor Kevin Spacey and Peter Gallagher
1987:
Inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame
1988:
Reunited with Spacey and Gallagher in the NBC miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
1989:
Appeared in title role of "Dad", co-starring Spacey
1991:
Delivered a nice turn as private investigator Jack Martin in Oliver Stone's "JFK"
1992:
Offered totally credible turn as the loser in an office full of desperate real estate salesmen in "Glengarry Glen Ross"; Spacey also in cast
1993:
Scored huge commercial success with Matthau in "Grumpy Old Men"
1995:
Sequel "Grumpier Old Men" proved an even bigger hit than its precursor
1996:
Directed by Matthau's son Charles in "The Grass Harp", adapted from the Truman Capote book
1997:
Ninth feature with Matthau, "Out to Sea"
1997:
Played Juror 8 in TV remake of "12 Angry Men" (Showtime); ensemble cast included Goerge C Scott
1998:
Reteamed with Simon and Matthau for "The Odd Couple II"; tenth feature collaboration with Matthau
1999:
Portrayed Henry Drummond to Scott's Matthew Harrison Brady in the Showtime remake of "Inherit the Wind"; Scott a few years prior had played Drummond to Charles Durning's Brady on Broadway
1999:
Played Morrie Schwartz in "Tuesdays with Morrie", an ABC movie executive produced by Oprah Winfrey; garnered Emmy Award
2000:
Appeared in cameo and served as narrator of "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

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