Jack Lemmon

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February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001

Confession time: I cried the day that Jack Lemmon died.

For someone who was just barely a quarter of a century old, it was like losing a celluloid grandfather. Jack was so likable on screen that I felt like I knew him.  And there were plenty of opportunities to get to know him on screen.  He starred in more than 60 films including the classics Some Like It Hot (with Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe, directed by eternal neighbor, Billy Wilder,) The Apartment (also directed by Wilder) and The Odd Couple (with perennial friend and co-star, Walter Matthau.)

Lemmon made many successful movies later in life as well such as David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and the Grumpy Old Men movies with Matthau and Ann-Margaret.  Over his career, Jack was nominated for multiple Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA awards, winning each at least once.

Alas, cancer sucks and it claimed Jack on June 27, 2001 almost a year to the day after pal Walter Matthau passed away.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

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Specific Location

Chapel Garden Estate, B-6; Directly to the East of the Chapel, there is a small garden with 6 family plots (3 on the North side, 3 on the South), Jack is buried in the first plot on the South side.

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