Jack Lemmon Biography (1925-2001)



Real name, John Uhler Lemmon III; born February 8, 1925, in Boston, MA; son of John Uhler, Jr. (president of a doughnut company) and Mildred LaRue (maidenname, Noel) Lemmon; married Cynthia Boyd Stone (an actress), May 7, 1950 (divorced, 1956); married Felicia Farr (an actress), August 17, 1962; children:(first marriage) Christopher; (second marriage) Courtney. Avocational Interests: Golf. Career: Actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.Old Nick Saloon, New York City, piano player, 1947; actor in radio soap operas, 1948; Jalem Productions, Beverly Hills, CA, founder and president, 1952--.Appeared in summer stock productions, 1940-48, and on radio, 1948-52. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty as a communications officer, 1945-46. Member: Screen Actors Guild (member of board of directors;third national vice-president, 1961-64), Players Club, Hasty Pudding Club (president, 1945-46). Awards, Honors: Academy Award, best supporting actor, 1955, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, bestforeign actor, 1956, both for Mister Roberts; British Academy of Filmand Television Arts Award, 1956, Academy Award nomination, best actor, 1962,both for Days of Wine and Roses; Academy Award nomination, best actor,British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best foreign actor, both1959, and Golden Globe Award, best actor in a musical or comedy film, 1960, all for Some Like It Hot; Golden Apple Award, Hollywood Women's Press Club, star of the year, 1960; Academy Award nomination, best actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best foreign actor, both 1960, and Golden Globe Award, best actor in a musical or comedy film, 1961, all for The Apartment; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor ina musical/comedy, 1966, for The Great Race; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nominations, best foreign actor, 1966, for Good Neighbor Sam and How to Murder Your Wife; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a musical/comedy, 1969, for The Odd Couple; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a musical/comedy, 1971, The Out-of-Towners; Emmy Award, outstanding single variety or popular music program, 1972, for Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin; Academy Award, best actor, 1973, and Golden GlobeAward nomination, best motion picture actor--drama, 1974, both for Save the Tiger; Golden Globe Award, best actor in a musical or comedy film, 1973, for Avanti!; Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, 1973; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a musical/comedy, 1975, for The Front Page; Emmy Award nomination, best actorin a drama or comedy special, 1975, for The Entertainer; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best dramatic actor, and Drama Guild Award, both 1979,for Tribute; Academy Award nomination, best actor, British Academy ofFilm and Television Arts Award, best foreign actor, Cannes International FilmFestival Award, all 1979, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor--drama, 1980, all for The China Syndrome; Academy Award nomination, best actor, 1980, Berlin Film Festival Award, best actor, Genie Award, best performance by a foreign actor, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor--drama, and Silver Berlin Award, Berlin International Film Festival, 1981, all for Tribute; Academy Award nomination, best actor, Cannes International Film Festival Award, best actor, both 1982, British Academy of Film and Television ArtsAward nomination, best actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actorin a motion picture--drama, both 1983, all for Missing; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best dramatic actor, 1986, for Long Day's Journey into Night; Career Achievement Award, National Board of Review, 1986; inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame, 1987; D. W. Griffith Award, 1987; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picturein a comedy/musical, 1987, for That's Life!; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1988, for Long Day's Journey into Night; Lifetime Achievement Award, American Film Institute, 1988; Emmy Award nomination, best actorin a miniseries or special, 1988, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television,1989, both for The Murder of Mary Phagan; Annual Achievement Award, Screen Actors Guild, 1989; Academy Award nomination, best actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture--drama,1990, both for Dad; Lifetime Achievement Award, American Comedy Awards, George Schlatter Productions, 1991; Cecil B. De Mille Award, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1991; National Board of Review Award, and Volpi Cup Award, Venice Film Festival, best actor, both 1992, for Glengarry Glen Ross; Lincoln Center Tribute, 1993; Volpi Cup Award, Venice Film Festival, best ensemble cast (shared with others), 1993, for Short Cuts; LifetimeAchievement Award, ShoWest Convention, 1993; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1994, for A Life in the Theater; Golden Berlin Bear Award, Berlin International Film Festival, 1996; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding leadactor in a miniseries or movie, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, ScreenActors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries, all 1998, for 12 Angry Men. Addresses: Agent: Fred Spector, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, screenwriter
Birth Details
February 8, 1925
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death Details
June 27, 2001
Los Angeles, California

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