Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

actor, producer, director

Jack Lemmon was born on Feb 08, 1925 in USA. Jack Lemmon's big-screen debut came with Cowboy directed by Delmer Daves in 1958, strarring Frank Harris. Jack Lemmon is known for Glengarry Glen Ross directed by James Foley, Al Pacino stars as Ricky Roma and Jack Lemmon as Shelley Levene. Jack Lemmon has got 53 awards and 55 nominations so far. The most recent award Jack Lemmon achieved is 20/20 Awards. The upcoming new movie Jack Lemmon plays is The Legend of Bagger Vance which will be released on Nov 03, 2000.

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. 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 Dramatic Club. After service as a Navy ensign, he worked in a beer hall (playing piano), on radio, off Broadway, TV and Broadway. His movie debut was with Judy Holliday in Une femme qui s'affiche (1954). He won Best Supporting Actor as Ensign Pulver in Permission jusqu'à l'aube (1955). He received nominations in comedy (Certains l'aiment chaud (1959), La garçonnière (1960)) and drama (Le jour du vin et des roses (1962), Le syndrome chinois (1979), Un fils pour l'été (1980) and Missing - Porté disparu (1982)). He won the Best Actor Oscar for Sauvez le tigre (1973) and the Cannes Best Actor award for "Syndrome" and "Missing". He made his debut as a director with Kotch (1971) and in 1985 on Broadway in "Long Day's Journey into Night". In 1988 he received the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute.

  • Birthday

    Feb 08, 1925
  • Place of Birth

    Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Known For


53 wins & 55 nominations

20/20 Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Felix
Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)
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Movies & TV Shows