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Jack Lemmon
Super Star & Best Actor Winner

Jack Lemmon is best remembered to his many fans as a brash, humorous, soulful young man trying to make his way through life and love in the big city.

Notable films include: MISTER ROBERTS, SOME LIKE IT HOT, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, THE APARTMENT, THE GREAT RACE, THE ODD COUPLE, APRIL FOOLS, SAVE THE TIGER, MISSING, and MY FELLOW AMERICANS.

Jack Lemmon's last film credits include:

THE ODD COUPLE 2, PUPPIES FOR SALE and OUT TO SEA.

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SAVE THE TIGER (Drama)

Jack Lemmon received his Best Actor Oscar for playing a disillusioned businessman whose American dream has gone sour.


















About Jack Lemmon (1925 - 2001)

American leading actor with Broadway experience, who frequently performed in comedies. Jack Lemmon's real name was John Uhler Lemmon III. Lemmon often played an Everyman type character with such penetrating insight into character that he won two Oscars and was nominated another 6 times.

In 1955 Jack Lemmon won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Ens. Pulver, a wheeler dealer in the military in MISTER ROBERTS.

He was nominated next for his gender bending role in Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy, SOME LIKE IT HOT, with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon played one of a pair of out-of-work musicians who pose as women in order to get jobs in an all-girl band. Lemmon begins to get comically carried away in the charade and comes to enjoy cross dressing and the attentions of a wealthy suitor.

In the 1960 drama, THE APARTMENT, he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a low level business man who lends the key to his apartment out to company execs, and then gets involved with a discarded lover played by Shirley MacLaine who was left in his flat.

THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, a 1962 drama, detailed the slide into alcoholism of a married couple and Lemmon was again nominated for an Oscar for his role as the husband.

In the 1973 movie SAVE THE TIGER, Jack Lemmon plays a businessman in the throes of the difficulties of mid-life as the film follows his misadventures over the course of 36 hours. Lemmon won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance.

In 1979, Jack Lemmon played with Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas in the nuclear reactor thriller, CHINA SYNDROME, as a shift supervisor at the plant. He was again nominated for his portrayal.

In 1981, Lemmon played a shallow Broadway press agent confronting his absent son and his own mortality in the movie, TRIBUTE. Jack Lemmon was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award.

Lemmon's final nomination was for his portrayal of the father of a journalist gone missing in Latin America, in the1982 mystery MISSING.

In 1971, Jack Lemmon directed the movie KOTCH, the story of the tribulations of a grandfather with his family.

Jack Lemmon earned other Best Actor nominations:

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
THE APARTMENT (1960)
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962)
THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)
TRIBUTE (1980)
MISSING (1982)

Jack Lemmon's film credits include:

1950Once Too Often
1953It Should Happen to You
1954Phffft
1955Three for the Show
1955Mister Roberts
1955My Sister Eileen
1955Hollywood Bronc Busters
1956You Can't Run Away from It
1957Fire Down Below
1957Operation Mad Ball
1958Cowboy
1958Bell, Book and Candle
1959Some Like It Hot
1959It Happened to Jane
1960The Apartment
1960Stowaway in the Sky
1960Pepe
1960The Wackiest Ship in the Army
1962The Notorious Landlady
1962Days of Wine and Roses
1963Irma la Douce
1963Under the Yum Yum Tree
1964Good Neighbor Sam
1965How to Murder Your Wife
1965The Great Race
1966The Fortune Cookie
1967Luv
1968There Comes a Day
1968The Odd Couple
1969The April Fools
1970The Out-of-Towners
1971Kotch
1972The War Between Men and Women
1972Avanti!
1973Save the Tiger
1974La polizia ha le mani legate
1974The Front Page
1975Wednesday
1975The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1975The Gentleman Tramp
1976Alex & the Gypsy
1977Airport '77
1979The China Syndrome
1980Tribute
1981Buddy Buddy
1982Missing
1984Mass Appeal
1985Macaroni
1986That's Life!
1989Dad
1991JFK
1992Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy
1992The Player
1992Glengarry Glen Ross
1993Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman In Carver County
1993Short Cuts
1993Grumpy Old Men
1995The Grass Harp
1995Grumpier Old Men
1996Getting Away with Murder
1996My Fellow Americans
1996Hamlet
1997Out to Sea
1997Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
1998Puppies for Sale
1998The Odd Couple II
2000The Legend of Bagger Vance

Jack Lemmon's television credits include:

1948Studio One in Hollywood
1949–1950That Wonderful Guy
1950Toni Twin Time
1951The Ad-Libbers
1951–1952The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show
1952Heaven for Betsy
1954The Road of Life
1956The Day Lincoln Was Shot
1957What's My Line?
1957–1958Alcoa Theatre
1972'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin
1976The Entertainer
1987Long Day's Journey into Night
1988The Murder of Mary Phagan
1990The Earth Day Special
1992For Richer, for Poorer
1993A Life in the Theater
1994Wild West
1996A Weekend in the Country
199712 Angry Men
1998The Long Way Home
1999Inherit the Wind
1999Tuesdays with Morrie
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