Jack Lemmon (born John Uhler Lemmon III) was an American actor born on February 8, 1925, in Newton, Massachusetts. He passed away on June 27, 2001, in Los Angeles. Lemmon was a versatile actor whose occupations included comedian, character actor, television presenter, film director, and officer in the armed forces.
Lemmon received his education from various institutions such as Phillips Academy, Rivers School, and Eliot House at Harvard College. He also attended HB Studio to hone his acting skills.
Some of Lemmon's notable works include films like Save the Tiger, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Days of Wine and Roses, The China Syndrome, and Missing. He was also the director of the film Kotch.
Throughout his career, Jack Lemmon received numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, The Kennedy Center Honors, Walk of Fame, and Online Film & Television Association awards.
Jack Lemmon was the father of actor Chris Lemmon.