Jack Lemmon

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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