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


1956 31 Years Old Lemmon was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1956 for Mister Roberts (1955) and the Best Actor Oscar for Save the Tiger (1973), becoming the first actor to achieve this rare double (the only other actors to achieve this are: Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey, and Denzel Washington).
1958 33 Years Old Lemmon recorded an album in 1958 while filming Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe. … Read More
1959 34 Years Old Lemmon played the piano and recorded his own renditions of Monroe's trademark songs, I Wanna Be Loved By You and I'm Through With Love, for the album which was released in 1959 as A Twist of Lemmon/Some Like It Hot.


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 66 Years Old Additionally, Lemmon and Matthau had small parts in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, JFK (the only film in which both appeared without sharing screen time). … Read More
1996 71 Years Old In 1996, Lemmon was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear award at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.
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 Lemmon died of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder on June 27, 2001. … Read More
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