Jack Lemmon Biography

Birthday: 1925-02-08
Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Jack Lemmon's father was the president of a doughnut company. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby Brookline. After RCDS, he went to high school at Phillips Andover Academy. Jack was a member of the Harvard class of 1947, where he was in Navy ROTC and the Dramatic Club. After service as a Navy ensign, he worked in a beer hall (playing piano), on radio, off Broadway, TV and Broadway. His movie debut was with Judy Holliday in It Should Happen to You (1954). He won Best Supporting Actor as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955). He received nominations in comedy (Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960)) and drama (Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The China Syndrome (1979), Tribute (1980) and Missing (1982)). He won the Best Actor Oscar for Save the Tiger (1973) and the Cannes Best Actor award for "Syndrome" and "Missing". He made his debut as a director with Kotch (1971) and in 1985 on Broadway in "Long Day's Journey into Night". In 1988 he received the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
That Wonderful Guy Harold 1949 Comedy
Ad Libbers 1951 Comedy
Mister Roberts Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver 1955 Comedy
Alcoa Theatre Edward King 1957 Drama
The Wackiest Ship in the Army Lt. Rip Crandall 1960 Comedy
The Odd Couple Felix Ungar 1968 Comedy
The Front Page Hildy Johnson 1974 Comedy
That's Life Harvey Fairchild 1986 Comedy
For Richer for Poorer Aram Katourian 1992 Comedy
Grumpy Old Men John Gustafson 2003 - Comedy
Missing Ed Horman 2004 - 2005 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
It Should Happen to You Pete Sheppard 1954 Comedy, Romance
Phffft! Robert Tracey 1954 Comedy, Romance
Mister Roberts Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver 1955 0, 0, 0
Three for the Show Martin 'Marty' Stewart 1955 Musical
You Can't Run Away from It Peter Warne 1956
Operation Mad Ball Pvt. Hogan 1957 Comedy
Cowboy Frank Harris 1958
Bell, Book and Candle Nicky Holroyd 1958 Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
It Happened to Jane George Denham 1959 0
The Wackiest Ship in the Army Lt. Rip Crandall 1960 0, Romance
The Notorious Landlady 1962
Days of Wine and Roses Joe Clay 1962 Romance, Drama
Irma la Douce Nestor Patou 1963 0
Under the Yum Yum Tree Hogan 1963 Comedy
Good Neighbor Sam 1964 Comedy
How to Murder Your Wife Stanley Ford 1965
The Great Race Professor Fate 1965 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Fortune Cookie Harry Hinkle 1966 Comedy, Romance
Luv Harry Berlin 1967
Odd Couple Felix Ungar 1968 Comedy, Romance
The Odd Couple Felix Ungar 1968 Comedy, Romance
Avanti! Wendell Armbruster, Jr. 1972 0, 0
The War Between Men and Women Peter Edward Wilson 1972 Comedy, Drama
Save the Tiger Harry Stoner 1973
The Front Page Hildy Johnson 1974 Biography, 0
The Prisoner of Second Avenue Mel Edison 1975 Comedy
Airport '77 Don Gallagher 1977
The China Syndrome Jack Godell 1979 Drama, Thriller
Tribute Scottie Templeton 1980 Comedy, Drama
Buddy Buddy Victor Clooney 1981 Comedy
Mass Appeal Father Tim Farley 1984 Drama
Maccheroni Robert Traven 1985 Comedy, Drama
That's Life! Harvey Fairchild 1986
The Murder of Mary Phagan Gov. John Slaton 1988 Crime, Drama, History
Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene 1992 Drama
Short Cuts Paul Finnigan 1993 Comedy, Drama
Grumpy Old Men John Gustafson 1993 Comedy, Drama
Grumpier Old Men John Gustafson 1995 Comedy, Romance
Getting Away with Murder Max Mueller 1996
The Grass Harp Dr. Morris Ritz 1996 Drama, Comedy
My Fellow Americans President Russell P. Kramer 1996 Adventure, Comedy
Out to Sea Herb Sullivan 1997 Biography
The Odd Couple II Felix Ungar 1998 Adventure, Comedy
The Out-of-Towners George Kellerman 1999
Tuesdays With Morrie Morrie Schwartz 1999 Drama
The Apartment C.C. Baxter 2004
Missing Ed Horman 2007 Game Show
Some Like It Hot Jerry 2016
Dad Jake Tremont 2018