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Jack Lemmon

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Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Newton, NC
Death Date
Jun 27, 2001 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Newton, NC
Death Date
Jun 27, 2001 (76)

About

American actor and musician best known for starring opposite Walter Matthau in the 1968 comedy The Odd Couple. He earned Academy Awards for his roles in Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger. He also contributed music to the soundtracks of several of his films, notably Some Like It Hot, which also starred Marilyn Monroe.

Before Fame

He was the president of the Hasty Pudding Club, a drama club at Harvard University.

Trivia

His gravestone was designed to read like the title screen in a film: "Jack Lemmon Starring In:" followed by his birth and death dates. 

Family Life

He married Cynthia Stone, and the couple had a son in 1954 named Chris. He later married Felicia Farr and the couple had a daughter.

Associated With

Late in his career, he played Shelley Levene in the 1992 drama Glengarry Glen Ross alongside an all-star cast that included Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin.