JACK LEMMON Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Jack Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 - June 27, 2001) was a consummate Hollywood actor.


Born in Boston, Lemmon’s father was a successful businessman in the Boston area. Lemmon attended Harvard.


Though divorced, he was a devoted father, and one of the best-liked actors in Hollywood.


Lemmon was a favorite of director Billy Wilder, and did a series of films with Wilder, including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and Irma La Douce.


In June 2001, he died from cancer at the age of 76, and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Walter Matthau - his costar from several films - had also been buried at the cemetery.


Jack Lemmon films:
Some Like It Hot, with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis
Glengarry Glen Ross, with Al Pacino, based on the play by David Mamet
The Apartment
The Odd Couple, with Walter Matthau
Days of Wine and Roses
The Fortune Cookie
Save the Tiger
The China Syndrome, with Jane Fonda
The Out-of-Towners
Dad , with Ted Danson
Grumpy Old Men (and the sequel Grumpier Old Men ), with Walter Matthau
Missing, with Sissy Spacek
My Fellow Americans, with James Garner