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John Uhler Lemmon, III

Also Known As: "Jack"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 27, 2001 (76)
USC Norris Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (complications of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder)
Place of Burial: 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Uhler Lemmon, Jr. and Mildred Burgess LaRue Noel
Husband of Felicia Lemmon
Ex-husband of Cynthia Stone

Occupation: Actor; U.S. Navy veteran
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About Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon was an American actor. Equally proficient in both dramatic and comic roles, Lemmon was known for his anxious, middle-class everyman screen persona in dramedy pictures, leading The Guardian to coin him "the most successful tragi-comedian of his age."

He starred in over sixty films and was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice, and among many other accolades, including six Golden Globe Awards (counting the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award), three BAFTA Awards, and two Emmy Awards. In 1988, he was awarded the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the American cinema.

His best known films include Mister Roberts (1955, for which he won the year's Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Irma la Douce (1963), The Great Race (1965), Save the Tiger (1973, for which he won Best Actor), The China Syndrome (1979), Missing (1982), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also acted in several Broadway plays, earning Tony Award nominations for Tribute and the 1986 revival of Long Day's Journey into Night.

Lemmon had a fruitful collaboration with actor and real-life friend Walter Matthau, which The New York Times called "one of Hollywood's most successful pairings," that spanned ten films between 1966 and 1998; The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Odd Couple (1968) and its sequel The Odd Couple II (1998), The Front Page (1974), Buddy Buddy (1981), JFK (1991), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel Grumpier Old Men (1995), The Grass Harp (1995), and Out to Sea (1997). (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)

Sources

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  • "Lemmon III, John Uhler 'Jack'." World War Two Graves. < link > Accessed 20 March 2016.
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Jack Lemmon's Timeline

1925
February 8, 1925
in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
2001
June 27, 2001
Age 76
USC Norris Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Westwood Memorial Park, Chapel Garden Estate, Plot B6, 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States