The Odd Couple. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon
. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 1 Aug 1966- close): 10 Mar 1965- 2 Jul 1967 (964 performances + 2 previews that began on 8 Mar 1965). Cast: Art Carney
(as "Felix Ungar"), Walter Matthau
(as "Oscar Madison"), Paul Dooley (as "Speed"), John Fiedler
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
11 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
Mr. Walter Matthau | Walter Matuschanskayasky
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Did You Know?
[1984 remark on Barbra Streisand
] The most extraordinary ... er ... uninteresting person I have ever met. I just found her to be a terrible bore ... She was doing something and asked the director if I wouldn't mind saying my lines in a certain way. I think I said something to her like, "I was acting before you were born, so please don't tell me how to act." And she said, in her own inimitable way...
When he accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Fortune Cookie
(1966), he showed up on stage with a cast in one of his arms, to which presenter Shelley Winters
said: "You had a tough time getting in here". During his speech, Matthau mentioned that he fell from his bicycle a few days earlier.