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Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
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Birth Date

February 8, 1925

Died

June 27, 2001

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown

Height

5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

Weight

75 kg | 165 lbs

Shoe size

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, United States, on February 8, 1925, was an American actor.

Young Jack Lemmon first started performing in school theater productions.

He made big screen debut in comedy film The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) in uncredited role as Plasterer.

He got his television debut in CBS anthology drama series Studio One (1948) in episode "June Moon", in role as Fred Stevens.

Jack's breakthrough performance came as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver in comedy drama film Mister Roberts (1955).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Room Service" (1953) in role as Leo Davis.

Jack Lemmon Height and Weight

How tall was Jack Lemmon and what was his weight? Jack Lemmon's height was 5' 9" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 175 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 165 іn pоunds or 75 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver in comedy drama film Mister Roberts (1955).

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Harry Stoner in drama film Save the Tiger (1973).

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Some Like It Hot (1959) romantic comedy as Jerry (Gerald) / "Daphne"

The Apartment (1960) romantic comedy as Calvin Clifford (C.C.) "Bud" Baxter, also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) drama as Joe Clay, also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

The China Syndrome (1979) disaster thriller as Jack Godell, also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Tribute (1980) comedy drama as Scottie Templeton, also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Missing (1982) biographical drama as Edmund "Ed" Horman, also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his roles in movies:

12 Angry Men (1977) drama as Juror #8

Inherit the Wind (1999) drama as Henry Drummond

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Morrie Schwartz in drama film Tuesdays with Morrie (1999).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Archie Rice in drama movie The Entertainer (1976).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his roles in films:

Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) comedy as Hogan

Irma la Douce (1963) romantic comedy as Nestor Patou / Lord X

The Great Race (1965) slapstick comedy as Professor Fate and Prince Friedrich Hapnick

The Odd Couple (1968) comedy as Felix Ungar

The Out-of-Towners (1970) comedy as George Kellerman

The Front Page (1974) black comedy drama as Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Wendell Armbruster, Jr. in comedy film Avanti! (1972).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Robert in comedy drama movie A Life in the Theatre (1993).

He played John Gustafson Jr. in romantic comedy films:

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

He won the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role as Sheldon "Shelley" Levene in drama film Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

Best TV Shows

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Musical as a Host for TV special 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gers (1972).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Governor John Slaton in miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988).

He played Pete Bell in CBS sitcom Heaven for Betsy (1952).

Facts

Attended John Ward Elementary School in Newton and Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts and Rivers Country Day School.

Graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, MA in 1943.

Graduated from Harvard College (1947), with a degree in War Service Sciences.

Studied acting under coach Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City

Had Irish, English, French, Dutch and Welsh ancestry.

He was the only child.

He was also a member of the V-12 Navy College Training Program.

He was accomplished self-taught pianist.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Scottie Templeton in a play "Tribute" (1978), at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as James Tyrone in a play "Long Day's Journey into Night" (1986), at Broadhurst Theatre.

He was nominated for the Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for Harry S Truman: A Journey To Independence (1996).

He was awarded the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6357 Hollywood Boulevard, in 1960.

Was good friends with Walter Matthau and Biff Elliot.

Jack died on June 27, 2001, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

Spouse

He was married to:

Felicia Farr (1962-2001) they had a daughter, Courtney

Cynthia Stone (1950-1956) they had a son, Chris Lemmon

Relationships

He dated Mona Knox (1956-1957).

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