|Jack Lemmon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1925|
|Date of Death||June 27, 2001|
Jack Lemmon was an American actor and director who established himself as one of the greatest tragi-comedians of his generation with his performance in such films as Mister Roberts (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Irma la Douce (1963), The Great Race (1965), Save the Tiger (1973), The China Syndrome (1979), Missing (1982), JFK (1991), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), etc.
John Uhler Lemmon III
Jack, Timothy Orange
He was born on February 8, 1925.
On June 27, 2001, he died from bladder cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 76 years.
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
- Father – John Uhler Lemmon II (President of the Doughnut Corporation of America)
- Mother – Mildred Burgess
At the time of his death, Jack Lemmon’s net worth was $25 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jack Lemmon had dated –
- Estelle Parsons (1940)
- Betty Kelly
- Cynthia Stone (1950-1956) – The versatile actor was married to actress Cynthia Stone from May 7, 1950, until their divorce in 1956. During this time, they welcomed a son named Chris Lemmon (b. June 22, 1954), who grew up to become an actor and author.
- Mona Knox (1956-1957)
- Felicia Farr (1962-2001) – The It Happened to Jane (1959) star wed Felicia Farr, an actress and model, on August 17, 1962. The couple became parents with the arrival of their daughter Courtney Lemmon in 1966. Furthermore, Lemmon also adopted Felicia’s daughter Denise Farr from her previous marriage to Lee Farr. The two stayed together until his death in 2001.
Race / Ethnicity
He had English, German, Scottish, French, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh ancestry.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.
- Elongated chin
- Warm and friendly personality
Jack Lemmon Favorite Things
- Movie – The Magic Box (1951)
Source – IMDb
Jack Lemmon Facts
- In 2004, his tantalizing performance as Jerry/Daphne in the Marilyn Monroe-starrer Some Like It Hot (1959) was included in the list of ‘100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time’ by Premiere Magazine at #29.
- Before giving any take, Jack would exclaim, “It’s magic time.”
- He was considered for the role of George opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) before Richard Burton stepped into the role.
- Jack was the first ever male actor to earn an Academy Award in the leading role (for 1973’s Save the Tiger) as well as a supporting actor role (for 1955’s Mister Roberts) in the award show’s history. Some of the other actors to hold the same distinction are Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, and Denzel Washington.
- His role as Shelley Levine from Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) became the inspiration for the character of Gil Gunderson on the popular animated series, The Simpsons.
- Actor Kevin Spacey considered Lemmon his idol and dedicated his Oscar win for American Beauty (1999) to the veteran actor.
- From his filmography of over 60 films, Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), and Days of Wine and Roses (1962) were selected to be included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as they were deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
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He was more like 70 kg which is 154 pounds