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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2006 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2006 with 326 to follow.
By United Press International

'Grumpy Old Men' may head to Broadway

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- New York stage actor Jeff Gardner has acquired the stage musical rights for "Grumpy Old Men" for a possible Broadway opening in 2008.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2005 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2005 with 326 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Psycho' actress Janet Leigh dies at 77

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Janet Leigh, who gained her greatest fame as the victim of the shocking shower murder scene at the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller "Psycho," has
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Honors for comic Red Buttons

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Comic-actor Red Buttons will receive the 2004 Mr. Wonderful award from the Hollywood charitable organization The Thalians, organizers said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 27, the 179th day of 2004 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star line-up turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2004 with 327 to follow.
By United Press International

Meryl Streep to receive AFI lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute will honor actress Meryl Streep with its 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, Sir Howard Stringer, xhair of the AFI Board of Trustees, a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

New film shows Ridley Scott's softer side

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- After making a string of big-budget blockbusters that included "Gladiator," "Hannibal" and "Black Hawk Down," Hollywood titan Ridley Scott is scaling back a bit
KAREN BUTLER

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 27, the 178th day of 2003 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International
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Jack Lemmon
WAX2001062803 - 28 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Veteran actor Jack Lemmon, shown here in this 1997 file photo, died last night last night due to complications of cancer at the age of 76. Lemmon, a two time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and avid golfer passed away at the University of Southern California's Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. cc/file photo UPI . .
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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

Lemmon was born in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He was the only child of Mildred Burgess LaRue (née Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., who was the president of a doughnut company. Lemmon attended John Ward Elementary School in Newton and The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. He later revealed that he knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of eight. Lemmon attended Phillips Academy (Class of 1943) and Harvard University (Class of 1947) where he lived in Adams House and was an active member of several Drama Clubs - becoming president of the Hasty Pudding Club - as well as a member of the Delphic Club for Gentleman, a final club at Harvard. After Harvard, Lemmon joined the Navy, receiving V-12 training and serving as an ensign. On being discharged, he took up acting professionally, working on radio, television and Broadway. He studied acting under Uta Hagen. He also became enamored of the piano and learned to play it on his own. He could also play the harmonica, organ, and the double bass.

Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann Margret, Sophia Loren and many more. He was also close friends with Tony Curtis, Ernie Kovacs, Walter Matthau and Kevin Spacey. He made two films with Curtis, three films with Kovacs (Operation Mad Ball, Bell, Book, and Candle, and It Happened to Jane), and eleven with Matthau.

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