Jack Lemmon was a famous actor who was noted for his screen image in dramedy films, earning him the title of the most successful tragi-comedian of his generation. Jack appeared in a number of films, including Mister Roberts in 1955, for which he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor that year.
|Full Name||John Uhler Lemmon III|
|Birth Date||8 February 1925|
|Birth Place||Massachusetts, United States|
|Profession||Actor / Musician / Producer|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Died||27 June 2001|
|Life & Career|
On 8 February 1925, Lemmon was born in Boston, Massachusetts, as John Uhler Lemmon. He went to Phillips Academy, where he graduated in year 1943 and went on to Harvard University, where he was president of the Hasty Pudding Club, which is known for its yearly satiric revues.
He joined the navy following graduating, in 1947 and then relocated to New York City. He worked as a pianist & an actor, making his Broadway debut in the comedy Room Service in a revival. The production, however, was a flop, and his performance earned him a deal with Columbia Pictures the next year.
Lemmon made his cinematic debut in the 1949 picture titling The Lady Takes a Sailor, in which he played a minor role. During the 1950s, Lemmon built a substantial resume working in radio plays, Broadway productions, and television programming, which led to a deal with Columbia.
In year 1954, he had his first important role in the film, It Should Happen To You, in which he starred with Judy Holliday. His fame skyrocketed as a result of this picture. Soon after, a slew of films, including Mr Roberts and Some Like It Hot, followed, establishing him as a bankable Hollywood star.
The following decade began with the box office smash The Apartment, a parody show film directed and produced by Billy Wilder and released in year 1960. Then in year 1962, he starred as Joe, a recovering alcoholic, in one of his most well-received films, Long Days of Wine and Roses.
He began marking a few activities and gave one success after another while directing incredible hilarious & sentimental presentations, like The Odd Couple, which was released in year 1968. Then in year 1969, the film The April Fools, starring Jack and Catherine Deneuve, was released, and it went on to become a huge commercial success.
Long Day Journey Into Night and The Murder of Mary, are two of his most remembered TV performances from the 1980s. In the latter 10 years of his playing career, he had standout performances in cult films such as Short Cuts and Grumpy Old Men, both released in year 1993.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Despite a highly successful career and an incomparable acting legacy, this committed on-screen figure remained a practical kind man who was adored both on and off-screen.
In his life, Lemmon was married twice. His first wife, Cynthia Stone, was an on-screen figure with whom he had a kid named Chris Lemmon who was born in year 1954. However, due to their incompatibility and some issues, the couple eventually split up.
On 17 August 1962, while filming a movie in Paris, Jack married his second wife, actress named Felicia Farr. They had a beautiful daughter called Courtney before they married, and she was born in year 1966.
Some of the hit movies of Lemmon are as below:
- Out To Sea
- 12 Angry Men
- The Grass Harp
- Grumpier Old Men
- Grumpy Old Men
- Short Cuts
- Glengarry Glen Ross
- The Player
On 27th of June 2001, Lemmon died of medical issues. Before his death, he had been suffering from the condition in secret for 2 years. His corpse was put to rest in Westwood Memorial Cemetery in Westwood, beside the grave of his close friend, Walter Matthau.
He is remembered by moviegoers all over the world as an entertainer who can make them laugh till they weep or as an acting master who can move them to tears.
At the time of his death in 2001, Jack had a net worth of $25 million, which he had amassed from his successful acting career. Jack’s annual pay is reported to be $1,000,000, which he has accumulated over the course of his successful acting career.