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Jack Lemmon Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Jack Lemmon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth February 8, 1925
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
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.

Born Name

John Uhler Lemmon III

Nick Name

Jack, Timothy Orange

Jack Lemmon as seen in 1968
Jack Lemmon as seen in 1968 (Wire Photo / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


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.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Newton, Massachusetts, United States





Actor, Director


  • Father – John Uhler Lemmon II (President of the Doughnut Corporation of America)
  • Mother – Mildred Burgess

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Jack Lemmon’s net worth was $25 million according to




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jack Lemmon had dated –

  1. Estelle Parsons (1940)
  2. Betty Kelly
  3. 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.
  4. Mona Knox (1956-1957)
  5. 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.
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon (right) as seen in the 1959 film Some Like it Hot
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon (right) as seen in the 1959 film Some Like it Hot (Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had English, German, Scottish, French, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Elongated chin
  • Warm and friendly personality

Jack Lemmon Favorite Things

  • MovieThe Magic Box (1951)


Jack Lemmon (left) as seen awarding the Honorary Academy Award to Charlie Chaplin in 1972
Jack Lemmon (left) as seen awarding the Honorary Academy Award to Charlie Chaplin in 1972 (Associated Press Photographer / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Jack Lemmon Facts

  1. 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.
  2. Before giving any take, Jack would exclaim, “It’s magic time.”
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Actor Kevin Spacey considered Lemmon his idol and dedicated his Oscar win for American Beauty (1999) to the veteran actor.
  7. 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.

Featured Image by Wire Photo / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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