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Jack Lemmon

1925 - 2001

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John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor. Considered equally proficient in both dramatic and comic roles, Lemmon was known for his anxious, middle-class everyman screen persona in dramedy pictures, leading The Guardian to coin him "the most successful tragi-comedian of his age."He starred in over sixty films and was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice, and received many other accolades, including six Golden Globe Awards (counting the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award), two Cannes Film Festival Awards, two Volpi Cups, one Silver Bear, three BAFTA Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Lemmon has received more than 7,652,189 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 67 in 2019). Jack Lemmon is the 194th most popular actor (up from 224th in 2019), the 357th most popular biography from United States (up from 429th in 2019) and the 94th most popular American Actor.

Jack Lemmon is most famous for his comedic roles in films such as Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple, and The China Syndrome.

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Among actors, Jack Lemmon ranks 194 out of 9,996Before him are Daniel Craig, Philippe Noiret, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simone Signoret, Robert Forster, and Vanessa Redgrave. After him are Gary Oldman, Peter Sellers, Mickey Rourke, Russell Crowe, Dolph Lundgren, and Paulette Goddard.

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Among people born in 1925, Jack Lemmon ranks 21Before him are Tony Curtis, Lee Van Cleef, B.B. King, Jorge Rafael Videla, Carlos Castaneda, and Audie Murphy. After him are Peter Sellers, Rock Hudson, Giorgio Napolitano, Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, and Michel Piccoli. Among people deceased in 2001, Jack Lemmon ranks 9Before him are George Harrison, Josef Bican, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Claude Shannon, Jorge Amado, and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary. After him are Herbert A. Simon, Didi, Christiaan Barnard, Sabiha Gökçen, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Iannis Xenakis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Lemmon ranks 357 out of 18,182Before him are Tim Burton (1958), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Forster (1941), James A. Garfield (1831), 50 Cent (1975), and Arthur Compton (1892). After him are Henry James (1843), Robert Johnson (1911), Jefferson Davis (1808), Hugh Hefner (1926), Zodiac Killer (1940), and Herbert A. Simon (1916).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jack Lemmon ranks 94Before him are Sandra Bullock (1964), Bill Murray (1950), Jared Leto (1971), Harvey Keitel (1939), Christopher Walken (1943), and Robert Forster (1941). After him are Mickey Rourke (1952), Paulette Goddard (1910), Faye Dunaway (1941), Rock Hudson (1925), David Carradine (1936), and Kathy Bates (1948).

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