76 (passed away Jun. 27th, 2001)
Feb. 8th, 1925
Jack Lemmon's Main TV Roles
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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. He was best known for Mister Roberts, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Days of Wine and Roses, The China Syndrome, Tribute, Missing, Save the Tiger, Syndrome, Missing and American Masters.
- The only actor to be offered the role of George in _Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)_ (qv) before 'Richard Burton (I)' (qv) was cast. He accepted the role but quickly changed his mind the next day without offering any explanation.
- An accomplished, self-taught pianist, he wrote the theme for the movie _Tribute (1980)_ (qv) and played jazz in a 'Bobby Short' (qv) TV special.
- 'Billy Wilder' (qv) directed him in 7 movies: _The Apartment (1960)_ (qv), _Avanti! (1972)_ (qv), _Buddy Buddy (1981)_ (qv), _The Fortune Cookie (1966)_ (qv), _The Front Page (1974)_ (qv), _Irma la Douce (1963)_ (qv) and _Some Like It Hot (1959)_ (qv).
- A passionate but unskilled golfer who tried for 33 years to make the cut at Pebble Beach but didn't.
- 'Kevin Spacey' (qv) dedicated his Oscar for _American Beauty (1999)_ (qv) to Lemmon.
- Graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, in 1943.
- His father, 'John Uhler Lemmon II' (qv) has an uncredited role in _The Notorious Landlady (1962)_ (qv).
- Daughter, 'Courtney Lemmon' (qv) (b. 1966), with 'Felicia Farr' (qv).