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Jack Lemmon (1925–2001)


Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Apartment
The Apartment C.C. Baxter
(1960)
Some Like It Hot
(1959)
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene
(1992)
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men John Gustafson
(1993)

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 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited)
 1996 Hamlet
Marcellus
 1992 The Player
Jack Lemmon
 1991 JFK
Jack Martin
 1989 Dad
Jake Tremont
 1975 La polizia ha le mani legate
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 1971 Kotch
Sleeping Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1967 Luv
Harry Berlin
 1965 The Great Race
Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Sam Bissell
 1963 Irma la Douce
Nestor Patou / Lord X
 1960 Pepe
Jack Lemmon
 1960 Stowaway in the Sky
Narrator (english version) (voice)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Pvt. Hogan
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Long Day's Jurney Into Night" on Broadway. Nomianted for Tony Award. See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Marilyn Monroe] Difficult? Yes. But she was a wonderful comedienne and she had a charisma like no one before or since. See more »

Trivia:

His performance as Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot (1959) is ranked #29 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. See more »

Trademark:

Often played average working class men trying to get ahead in life See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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