Jack Lemmon

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Jack was born under the official name III, John Uhler Lemmon on February 8th, 1925. He died on June 27th, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA (bladder cancer). He has been a credited actor since the 1959 film Some Like It Hot.

Jack Lemmon was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in twelve films including the 1996 adventure film My Fellow Americans as the character President Russell P. Kramer, the 1989 comedy movie Dad playing Jake Tremont and the 1981 comedy release Buddy Buddy cast as Victor Clooney.

Jack was a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in four films including: the 1995 comedy film Grumpier Old Men as the character John Gustafson, the 1995 comedy movie The Grass Harp playing Dr. Morris Ritz and the 1992 drama release Glengarry Glen Ross cast as Shelley Levene.

Jack Lemmon has earned salaries up to $1,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1995 comedy film Grumpier Old Men, which brought in $70,000,000 at the box office.

In 1972 Jack Lemmon produced his first movie, the comedy film Avanti!.

Jack is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least six magazines, captured in more than two pictorials, interviewed in over five publications and featured in twenty-four magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least four books.

As an actor Jack Lemmon has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on six occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Harry Stoner in the 1973 film Save the Tiger. Jack Lemmon was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as C.C. 'Bud' Baxter in the 1960 movie The Apartment , Best Actor for his role as Joe Clay in the 1962 movie Days of Wine and Roses , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Jack Godell in the 1979 movie The China Syndrome , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Scottie Templeton in the 1980 movie Tribute and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Edmund Horman in the 1982 movie Missing .

Quotes

" The worst part about being me is when people want me to make them laugh.

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Trivia

His son, Chris Lemmon , appeared with him in _Airport 77 (1977)_ .
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