Jack Lemmon

<B> Funny resume </B>: His “Odd Couple” pairing with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003148" title="Walter Matthau" href="/topic/entertainment/walter-matthau-PECLB003148.topic">Walter Matthau</a>, leading ladies like <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003245" title="Marilyn Monroe" href="/topic/entertainment/marilyn-monroe-PECLB003245.topic">Marilyn Monroe</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003081" title="Shirley MacLaine" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/shirley-maclaine-PECLB003081.topic">Shirley MacLaine</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001324" title="Doris Day" href="/topic/entertainment/doris-day-PECLB001324.topic">Doris Day</a> and his legendary body of work.<br>
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<B>Serious turn</B>: He got his first real taste for drama as alcoholic Joe Clay in “Days of Wine and Roses” in 1962. Years later, he took on the notable role of Harry Stoner, a man on the edge of ruin and desperate for the ideals of his youth, in “Save the Tiger.”<br>
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<B>Did it work?</B>: Yes, Lemmon won best actor at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">the Oscars</a> for “Save the Tiger.”

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Funny resume : His “Odd Couple” pairing with Walter Matthau, leading ladies like Marilyn Monroe, Shirley MacLaine and Doris Day and his legendary body of work.

Serious turn: He got his first real taste for drama as alcoholic Joe Clay in “Days of Wine and Roses” in 1962. Years later, he took on the notable role of Harry Stoner, a man on the edge of ruin and desperate for the ideals of his youth, in “Save the Tiger.”

Did it work?: Yes, Lemmon won best actor at the Oscars for “Save the Tiger.”

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