Thursday, June 27, 2013

Remembering Jack Lemmon - February 8th, 1925 - June 27th 2001


Jack Lemmon was an American actor and musician who starred in more than 60 films. Among his successful films were "Some Like It Hot" along with Marilyn Monroe, "The Apartment" "Mister Roberts" "Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Great Race.

Lemmon won Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in "Save The Tiger."

Jack Lemmon was a favorite actor of the legendary director Billy Wilder who, incidentally, was laid to rest in the cemetery lot next to Lemmon.

Jack Lemmon often appeared in films with his actor friend, Walter Matthau including "The Odd Couple" as Felix Ungar, "The Fortune Cookie" "The Front Page" and "Buddy Buddy". Lemmon and Matthau also appeared together in "Grumpy Old Men"   "Out To Sea" and "Grumpier Old Men."

Jack Lemmon's autobiography is titled "My Life"

Jack Lemmon died of colon cancer and cancer of the bladder on June 27, 2001 at the age of 76.

He rests in Westwood Village Memorial Park and Lemmon's monument is engraved Lemmon "in".  I had mentioned that Wilder rests on one side of Lemmon and on the other side, his friend, Walter Matthau.

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