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Jack Lemmon (1925–2001)


Jack Lemmon's father was the president of a doughnut company. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby Brookline. After RCDS, he went to high school at Phillips Andover Academy. Jack was a member of the Harvard class of 1947, where he was in Navy ROTC and the ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

(1970s) Stage: Appeared in "Tribute", Los Angeles, CA. Huntington Hartford Theatre. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 21 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on Billy Wilder] I've had directors who were marvelous at breaking scenes down and handling people. But when you would string all the pearls together, they wouldn't make a beautiful necklace. But Billy is the kind of picture-maker who can make a beautiful string of pearls. He makes the kind of movies that are classics and last forever. See more »

Trivia:

Openly admitted on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) that he was an alcoholic. See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing likeable but down on their luck characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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