Jack Lemmon

Born Feb 8, 1925

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician.

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1925 Birth Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. … Read More


1947 22 Years Old After graduation in 1947, Lemmon took up acting professionally, working on radio, television and Broadway. … Read More
1949 24 Years Old Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor, but he went unnoticed until his debut, opposite Judy Holliday, in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. … Read More


1955 30 Years Old Lemmon's singing voice was first heard on two film soundtracks in 1955, Three for the Show with Betty Grable and My Sister Eileen.
1956 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He also performed songs in the 1956 film You Can't Run Away from It with Stubby Kaye and June Allyson.
1958 33 Years Old His first solo album A Twist of Lemmon was released in 1958 on Epic Records.
1959 34 Years Old While filming Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe in 1959, Lemmon released a second album, Some Like It Hot. … Read More
1960 35 Years Old …  Epic released a third single in 1960, Lemmon's piano solo of the theme to the film The Apartment.
1963 38 Years Old In 1963, Lemmon released a third album, this time on Capitol Records, entitled Jack Lemmon Plays Piano Selections from Irma La Douce.


1967 42 Years Old Lemmon's production company JML produced Cool Hand Luke in 1967. … Read More
1968 43 Years Old Lemmon appeared in many films partnered with actor Walter Matthau. Among their pairings was 1968's The Odd Couple, as Felix Ungar (Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Matthau). … Read More
1971 46 Years Old In 1971, Lemmon directed Matthau in the comedy Kotch. … Read More


1982 57 Years Old He was also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the controversial film Missing in 1982, and for his roles in Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The China Syndrome (1979), and Tribute (1980). … Read More


1991 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 72 Years Old In 1997, Lemmon was a guest voice on The Simpsons episode "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson," playing the character Frank Ormand, owner of the pretzel business that Marge Simpson franchised. … Read More
1998 73 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 1998 Golden Globe Awards, he was nominated for "Best Actor in a Made for TV Movie" for his role in Twelve Angry Men losing to Ving Rhames. … Read More
2001 76 Years Old 1 More Event
The two Epic albums were later released as A Twist of Lemmon/Some Like It Hot, a single cd on Collector's Choice Music, in 2001.
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