lemmon Jack LEMMON | John Uhler Lemmon III

* 08.02.1925, Newton, Massachusetts, USA † 27.06.2001, Los Angeles, USA

Studium an Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (BA & BSc, 1947) * ab 1948 Radiosprecher in Hörspielen und Schauspieler im live-Fernsehen * 1953 Broadway-Debüt in Room Service * Vertrag bei Columbia & erster Film * 1958 Anfang langjähriger Zusammenarbeit mit Billy Wilder (sieben Filme) * 1965/66 erster gemeinsamer Film (The Fortune Cookie) mit Walter Matthau * 1971 einzige Regiearbeit (Kotch) * ab 1987 auch in einigen TV-Filmen (Emmy für Tuesdays with Morrie, 2000) * (neben Filmarbeit) immer wieder Abstecher zum Theater (Long Day's Journey into Night, 1985) * Gründung (mit Gordon Carroll) der Produktionsfirma Jalem Productions (The Out of Towners, 1969; Avanti!, 1972) * (mehrmals) Zeremonienmeister der Oscar-Verleihung * verheiratet mit Felicia Farr (2. Ehefrau, 1962-2001) * Genres: Komödie / Drama

FILMS

It Should Happen to You (Die unglaubliche Geschichte der Gladys Glover, 1953-USA * George Cukor / Pete)
Phffft ! (Eine glückliche Scheidung, 1954-USA * Mark Robson / Robert Tracy)
Three for the Show (Liebe im Quartett, 1954-USA * H.C. Potter / Marty Stewart)
Mister Roberts (Keine Zeit für Heldentum, 1955-USA * John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy / Frank Thurlowe Pulver)
My Sister Eileen (Meine Schwester Ellen, 1955-USA * Richard Quine / Bob Baker)
You Can't Run Away from It (Ohne Liebe geht es nicht, 1956-USA * Dick Powell / Peter Warne)
Fire Down Below (Das Spiel mit dem Feuer, 1957-GB * Robert Parrish / Tony)
Operation Mad Ball (Selten so gelacht, 1957-USA * Richard Quine / Al Hogan)
# Cowboy (Cowboy, 1957-USA * Delmer Daves ... Frank Harris) (Roman von Frank Harris) (06-07; 5802)
# Bell Book and Candle (Meine Braut ist übersinnlich, 1958-USA * Richard Quine ... Nicky Holroyd)
Some Like It Hot (Manche mögen's heiß, 1958-USA * Billy Wilder / Jerry/Daphne)
It Happened to Jane (Mit mir nicht, meine Herren !, 1959-USA * Richard Quine / George Denham)
The Apartment (Das Appartement, 1959/60-USA * Billy Wilder / C.C. Baxter)
Pepe (Pepe - Was kann die Welt schon kosten, 1960-USA * George Sidney / cameo)
The Wackiest Ship in the Army (Auf schrägem Kurs, 1960-USA * Richard Murphy / Rip Crandall)
The Notorious Landlady (Noch Zimmer frei, 1961-USA * Richard Quine / William Gridley)
Days of Wine and Roses (Die Tage des Weines und der Rosen, 1962-USA * Blake Edwards / Joe Clay)
Irma la Douce (Das Mädchen Irma la Douce, 1962/63-USA * Billy Wilder / Nestor Patou)
Under the Yum Yum Tree (Ein Ehebett zur Probe, 1963-USA * David Swift / Mr. Hogan)
Good Neighbor Sam (Leih mir deinen Mann, 1963/64-USA * David Swift / Sam Bissel)
How to Murder Your Wife (Wie bringt man seine Frau um ?, 1964-USA * Richard Quine / Stanley Ford)
The Great Race (Das große Rennen rund um die Welt, 1964-USA * R: Blake Edwards, B: Arthur Ross, K: Russell Harlan, M: Henry Mancini, D: JL-Professor Fate, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood) 150/60m-Abenteuerkomödie
The Fortune Cookie (Der Glückspilz, 1965/66-USA * Billy Wilder / Harry Hinkle)
Luv (Versuch's doch mal mit meiner Frau, 1967-USA * Clive Donner / Harry Berlin)
The Odd Couple (Ein seltsames Paar, 1967-USA * Gene Saks / Felix Unger)
The April Fools (Ein Frosch in Manhattan, 1968-USA * Stuart Rosenberg / Howard Brubaker)
# The Out of Towners (Nie wieder New York, 1969-USA * Arthur Hiller ... George Kellerman) (7005)
The War between Men and Women (Krieg zwischen Männern und Frauen, 1972-USA * Melville Shavelson / Peter)
# Avanti! (Avanti, avanti!, 1972-USA * Billy Wilder ... Wendell Armbruster, Jr) (04-07 ? 06-08>IMDB; 7212)
Save the Tiger (Save the Tiger, 1972/73-USA * John G. Avildsen / Harry Stoner)
The Front Page (Extrablatt, 1974-USA * Billy Wilder / Hildy Johnson)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Das Nervenbündel, 1974-USA * Melvin Frank / Mel Edison)
Alex and the Gypsy (Liebe und andere Verbrechen, 1976-USA * John Korty / Alexander Main)
Airport '77 (Verschollen im Bermuda-Dreieck, 1976-USA * Jerry Jameson / Don Gallagher)
The China Syndrome (Das China-Syndrom, 1978-USA * James Bridges / Jack Godell)
Tribute (Ein Sommer in Manhattan, 1980-CDN * Bob Clark / Scottie Templeton)
Buddy Buddy (Buddy Buddy, 1981-USA * Billy Wilder / Victor Clooney)
» Missing (Vermißt, 1981-USA * Costa-Gavras ... Ed Horman) (Buch The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice von Thomas Hauser, 1978) (?-06; 8202)
Mass Appeal (Die Auseinandersetzung, 1983/84-USA * Glenn Jordan / Tim Farley)
Maccheroni (Macaroni, 1985-I * Ettore Scola / Robert Traven)
That's Life ! (That's Life - So ist das Leben, 1985/86-USA * Blake Edwards / Harvey Fairchild)
Dad (Dad, 1989-USA * Gary David Goldberg / Jake Tremont)
# JFK (John F. Kennedy - Tatort Dallas, 1991-USA * Oliver Stone ... cameo als Jack Martin) (04-07; 9112)
The Player (The Player, 1991-USA * Robert Altman / er selbst)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Glengarry Glen Ross, 1991-USA * James Foley / Shelley Levine)
Short Cuts (Short Cuts, 1993-USA * Robert Altman / Paul Finnigan)
Grumpy Old Men (Ein verrücktes Paar - Alt verkracht und frisch verliebt, 1993-USA * Donald Petrie / John)
Getting Away with Murder (Schwer verdächtig, 1994/95-USA * Harvey Miller / Max Müller/Luger)
Grumpier Old Men (Der dritte Frühling - Freunde, Feinde, Fisch & Frauen, 1995-USA * Howard Deutch / John)
The Grass Harp (Die Grasharfe, 1995-USA * Charles Matthau / Morris Ritz)
My Fellow Americans (Ein Präsident für alle Fälle, 1996-USA * Peter Segal / Russell P. Kramer)
Hamlet (Hamlet, 1996-GB/USA * Kenneth Branagh / Marcellus)
Out to Sea (Tango gefällig ?, 1997-USA * Martha Coolidge / Herb Sullivan)
The Odd Couple II (Immer noch ein seltsames Paar, 1997-USA * Howard Deutch / Felix Unger)

AWARDS

Academy Award (Oscar) für Mister Roberts (bester Nebendarsteller, 1956)
Golden Globe für Some Like It Hot (bester Darsteller – Kategorie Musical/Komödie, 1960)
British Academy (BAFTA) Award für Some Like It Hot (bester ausländischer Darsteller, 1960)
Golden Globe für The Apartment (bester Darsteller – Kategorie Musical/Komödie, 1961)
British Academy (BAFTA) Award für The Apartment (bester ausländischer Darsteller, 1961)
Darstellerpreis für Days of Wine and Roses [Filmfestival San Sebastián 1963]
Golden Globe für Avanti ! (bester Darsteller – Kategorie Musical/Komödie, 1973)
Academy Award (Oscar) für Save the Tiger (bester Hauptdarsteller, 1974)
Darstellerpreis für The China Syndrome [Filmfestspiele Cannes 1979]
British Academy (BAFTA) Award für The China Syndrome (bester Darsteller, 1980)
David /di Donatello/ für The China Syndrome (bester ausländischer Darsteller, 1980)
Silberner Bär für Tribute (bester Darsteller) [Berlinale 1981]
Genie für Tribute (bester ausländischer Darsteller, 1981)
Darstellerpreis für Missing [Filmfestspiele Cannes 1982]
Career Achievement Award [National Board of Review 1986]
Life Achievement Award [American Film Institute 1988]
Life Achievement Award [Screen Actors Guild 1990]
Cecil B. DeMille Award [Golden Globes 1991]
National Board of Review Award für Glengarry Glen Ross (bester Darsteller, 1992)
Coppa Volpi für Glengarry Glen Ross [Filmfestspiele Venedig 1992]
Goldener Ehrenbär [Berlinale 1996]

BOOKS

Michael Freedland: Jack Lemmon. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985
+ Jack Lemmon: seine Filme, sein Leben. München: Heyne, 1986
Joe Baltake: Jack Lemmon: His Films and Career. London: Columbus Books, 1987
Rolf Aurich [Red.]: Jack Lemmon: Hommage. Berlin: Henschel, 1996


Michael Freedland: Some Like It Cool: The Charmed Life of Jack Lemmon. London: Robson Books, 2003

Jack Lemmon was perhaps one of the best-loved stars in Hollywood's history. This first biography since his death in 2001 includes the story of his relationship with his mother, a broken first marriage, his drinking, his 'terrible' facelift, and his fight with cancer. Much of the book is devoted to his relationship with Walter Matthau. This is no rags-to-riches tale. His wealthy businessman father sent him to Harvard, where a Columbia Pictures talent scout invited him to Hollywood, where his rise to stardom was astonishing. This is a frank and honest account - as well as a celebration - of one of Hollywood's greats. > 230 Seiten

Nick Fuller: Call Me Bud: Jack Lemmon on Film. Sandy: Authors OnLine Ltd, 2006

Jack Lemmon is known to audiences the world over for his roles in classic comedies of the 50s and 60s such as 'Some Like It Hot', 'Mr Roberts', 'The Apartment' and 'The Odd Couple'. But, in a film career that spanned over 45 years, he also excelled in ground breaking dramatic roles that sometimes riled Governments and raised social issues in every decade through to the 90s. For the first time, Call Me Bud examines this amazing career in film from his arrival in Hollywood fresh from the pioneering days of TV right through to his last appearances as the 21st century dawned. Along the way, the story takes in legendary Directors from George Cukor and Billy Wilder to Robert Altman, and writers from Garson Kanin through Neil Simon to David Mamet. Amidst all the Oscars and Emmy's too, there's time to look at the man's crucial ethos on acting, his unselfish support of those starting out in the business and the impact he had on so many other fine actors from Walter Matthau to Kevin Spacey. Often known as 'America's Everyman' for his approachability, the truth is that Jack Lemmon was an extraordinary man and actor. Over the course of almost 70 films, Call Me Bud shows just why. > 228 Seiten

Chris Lemmon: A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father. New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2008

Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) was one of our most beloved movie stars, a two-time Academy Award winner for Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger. In A Twist of Lemmon, Chris Lemmon shares family tales, intimate father-son conversations, and anecdotes from and about his dad. Joining Chris are first-person tributes from Blake Edwards, Andy Garcia, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Neil Simon, Shirley MacLaine, and Cliff Robertson, among others.

michael freedlandnick fullerchris lemmon (2008)
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