Jack Lemmon Biography

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Born: February 08, 1925

JACK LEMMON

Date of Birth: February 8, 1925

John Uhler Lemmon III was born in Boston and educated in prep schools before attending Harvard University where he joined the Dramatic Club.

His uphill climb to stardom began after a stint in the Navy as an ensign -- which prepared him well for his first big screen hit as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

During his four decades on screen, Lemmon's career has reflected his extreme versatility as an actor.

He is equally comfortable and brilliant with the rip-roaring slapstick of Grumpy Old Men as he is with the serious drama of Glengarry Glen Ross. He made his directing debut with Kotch, a film starring his frequent on-screen roomie Walter Matthau. "The worst thing about being me," he says, "is when people want me to make them laugh."

Lemmon made two films with son Chris: Dad and That's Life!

Filmography:

The Legend of Bagger Vance(2000)
Forever Hollywood (1999)
The Odd Couple II(1998)
Out to Sea (1997)
Getting Away With Murder (1996)
Hamlet(1996)
My Fellow Americans (1996)
A Weekend in the Country (1996)
The Grass Harp (1995)
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
A Life in the Theater (1993)
Short Cuts(1993)
For Richer, For Poorer (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
JFK(1991)
Dad (1989)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1988)
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1987)
That's Life! (1986)
Macaroni (1985)
Mass Appeal (1984)
Missing(1982)
Buddy Buddy (1981)
Tribute (1980)
The China Syndrome (1979)
Airport '77(1977)
The Front Page (1974)
Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
Save The Tiger (1973)
Avanti (1972)
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
April Fools (1969)
The Odd Couple (1968)
Luv(1967)
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
The Great Race (1965)
Good Neighbour Sam (1964)
How to Murder Your Wife (1964)
Irma La Douce(1963)
Under the Yum-Yum Tree (1963)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Wackiest Ship in the Army (1961)
The Apartment(1960)
Some Like it Hot(1959)
Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Cowboy (1958)
Fire Down Below (1957)
Mister Roberts(1955)
My Sister Eileen(1955)
It Should Happen to You(1954)
Phffft! (1954)

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