Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: February 8, 1925

Death Date: June 27, 2001

Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts

Spouses: Felicia Farr

One of the most consistently acclaimed actors in motion picture and television history, Jack Lemmon became the first man to win Academy Awards as both Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Mister Roberts" (1955) and Best Actor for "Save the Tiger" (1973). In between and after, Lemmon amassed a résumé of credits that included a wide range of both comedic and dramatic roles. But most importantly, he enjoyed long-running collaborations with director Billy Wilder and actor Walter Matthau, both of whom helped Lemmon produce some of his finest work. Lemmon first worked with Wilder on the iconic comedy "Some Like it Hot" (1959) before again turning in a high-quality performance in "The Apartment" (1960. He went on to establish his dramatic bona fides with "Days of Wine and Rose" (1962) before starring opposite Matthau in their first partnership "The Fortune Cookie" (1966). But it was their iconic clashing of personalities in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" (1968) that cemented their place as comedy partners in the public's mind. Lemmon went on to a string of critical hits that garnered a number of awards and nominations, including "The China Syndrome" (1979), "Tribute" (1980) and "Missing" (1982). He delivered fine turns in "JFK" (1991) and "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992) before finding surprising commercial success alongside Matthau with "Grumpy Old Men" (1993) and "Grumpier Old Men" (1995). Though the pair faltered with "Out to Sea" (1997) and the ill-advised sequel "The Odd Couple II" (1998), Lemmon gave searing performances on the small screen in "12 Angry Men" (Showtime, 1997) and "Tuesdays with Morrie" (ABC, 1999), proving that his considerable gifts became more refined with age.

Credits

Días de cine clásico

Actor
Show
2018

Ridendo e Scherzando: Ritratto di un regista

Self
Movie
2015

Talking Pictures

Guest
Show
2013

Hollywood Invasion

Actor
Himself (archive footage)
Movie
2011

Ladies or Gentlemen

Actor
Show
2010

Studio Spotlight

Actor
Show
2008

The Legend of Bagger VanceStream

Actor
Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited)
Movie
2000
43%

Tuesdays with Morrie

Actor
Morrie Schwartz
Movie
1999

Inherit the Wind

Actor
Henry Drummond
Movie
1999

Forever Hollywood

Self
Movie
1999

The Long Way Home

Actor
Thomas Gerrin
Movie
1998

The Odd Couple IIStream

Actor
Felix Ungar
Movie
1998
27%

12 Angry MenStream

Actor
Juror 8
Movie
1997
93%

Out to Sea

Actor
Herb Sullivan
Movie
1997

Getting Away With Murder

Actor
Max Mueller/Karl Luger
Movie
1996

HamletStream

Actor
Marcellus
Movie
1996
95%

My Fellow Americans

Actor
President Russell O. Kramer
Movie
1996

Jane Goodall: My Life With the Chimpanzees

Narrator
Show
1995

The Grass Harp

Actor
Dr. Morris Ritz
Movie
1995

Grumpier Old MenStream

Actor
John Gustafson
Movie
1995
21%

A Weekend in the Country

Actor
Bud Bailey
Movie
1995

Inside the Actors Studio

Guest
Talk
1994

La Vida en el Teatro

Actor
Movie
1993

Short Cuts

Actor
Paul Finnigan
Movie
1993

Grumpy Old MenStream

Actor
John Gustafson
Movie
1993
64%

A Life in the Theatre

Actor
Robert
Movie
1993

Tel père quel fils

Actor
Movie
1992

For Richer, for Poorer

Actor
Aram Katourian
Movie
1992

Glengarry Glen RossStream

Actor
Shelley Levene
Movie
1992
95%

JFKStream

Actor
Jack Martin
Movie
1991
84%

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Frank Ormand
Series
1989
85%

DadStream

Actor
Jake Tremont
Movie
1989

The Murder of Mary Phagan

Actor
Show
1988

The Murder of Mary PhaganStream

Actor
Gov. John Slaton
Movie
1988

Long Day's Journey into Night

Actor
James Tyrone Sr.
Movie
1987

That's Life!

Actor
Harvey Fairchild
Movie
1986

Macaroni

Actor
Robert Traven
Movie
1985

Macaroni

Actor
Movie
1985

Mass Appeal

Actor
Father Tim Farley
Movie
1984

Missing

Actor
Ed Horman
Movie
1982
94%

Buddy Buddy

Actor
Victor Clooney
Movie
1981

Tribute

Actor
Scottie Templeton
Movie
1980

Un Fils pour l'été

Actor
Movie
1980

The China SyndromeStream

Actor
Jack Godell
Movie
1979
88%

Aerodrom 1977

Actor
Movie
1977

Airport '77Stream

Actor
Capt. Don Gallagher
Movie
1977
40%

Jack Lemmon - A Twist of Lemmon

Self
Movie
1976

Alex and the Gypsy

Actor
Alexander Main
Movie
1976

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Actor
Mel Edison
Movie
1975

The Entertainer

Actor
Archie Rice
Movie
1975

The Front Page

Actor
Hildy Johnson
Movie
1974

Get Happy

Host
Show
1973

Save the TigerStream

Actor
Harry Stoner
Movie
1973
86%

'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin

Host
Show
1972

Wojny damsko-męskie

Actor
Movie
1972

Wojny damsko-męskie

Executive Producer
Movie
1972

The War Between Men and Women

Actor
Peter Edward Wilson
Movie
1972

Avanti!Stream

Actor
Wendell Armbruster, Jr.
Movie
1972
79%

Avanti!Stream

Executive Producer
Movie
1972
79%

Kotch

Actor
Sleeping Bus Passenger
Movie
1971

Kotch

Director
Movie
1971

The Out-of-TownersStream

Actor
George Kellerman
Movie
1970
63%

The April Fools

Actor
Howard Brubaker
Movie
1969

The Dick Cavett ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1968

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-InStream

Guest
Variety Show
1968

The Odd CoupleStream

Actor
Felix Ungar
Movie
1968
98%

Luv

Actor
Harry Berlin
Movie
1967

The Fortune Cookie

Actor
Harry Hinkle
Movie
1966

How to Murder Your Wife

Actor
Stanley Ford
Movie
1965

The Great RaceStream

Actor
Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
Movie
1965
69%

Good Neighbor Sam

Actor
Sam Bissell
Movie
1964

Under the Yum Yum Tree

Actor
Hogan
Movie
1963

Irma La DouceStream

Actor
Nestor Patou/Lord X
Movie
1963
76%

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

Actor
Talk
1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

Guest
Talk
1962

The Notorious LandladyStream

Actor
William Gridley
Movie
1962

Days of Wine and RosesStream

Actor
Joe Clay
Movie
1962
100%

The Wackiest Ship in the ArmyStream

Actor
Lt. Rip Crandall
Movie
1961

The ApartmentStream

Actor
C.C. Baxter
Movie
1960
93%

It Happened to JaneStream

Actor
George Denham
Movie
1959

Some Like it HotStream

Actor
Jerry/Daphne
Movie
1959
94%

Bell, Book and CandleStream

Actor
Nicky Holroyd
Movie
1958
75%

Cowboy

Actor
Frank Harris
Movie
1958

Alcoa Theatre

Actor
Charles Dickens
Show
1957

Fire Down Below

Actor
Tony
Movie
1957

Operation Mad Ball

Actor
Pvt. Hogan
Movie
1957

Le Bal des cinglés

Actor
Movie
1957

Zane Grey TheaterStream

Actor
Series
1956

You Can't Run Away From It

Actor
Peter Warne
Movie
1956

Three for the Show

Actor
Martin "Marty" Stewart
Movie
1955

My Sister EileenStream

Actor
Robert "Bob" Baker
Movie
1955
83%

Mister RobertsStream

Actor
Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver
Movie
1955
93%

Une femme qui s'affiche

Actor
Movie
1954

It Should Happen to You

Actor
Pete Sheppard
Movie
1954

Phffft!

Actor
Robert Tracey
Movie
1954

Heaven for Betsy

Actor
Show
1952

I've Got a SecretStream

Guest
Game Show
1952

The Ad-Libbers

Actor
regular
Show
1951

Toni Twin Time

Host
Show
1950

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

That Wonderful Guy

Actor
Harold
Show
1950

SuspenseStream

Actor
Series
1949

Studio OneStream

Actor
Series
1948