American Actor Jack Lemmon Dies
American Oscar-winning actor Jack Lemmon, 76, died on Wednesday night at USC/Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles.
Spokesman Warren Cowan said Lemmon, 76, died at 9:11 p.m. (12:11 a.m. Thursday EDT) with his wife, Felicia Farr, his son Chris, his daughter, Courtney, and a step-daughter at his bedside, according to CNN.
"He was an absolutely beautiful person," Cowan said, "but everybody who knew him said that." Lemmon's acting career spanned more than 50 years, including "The Odd Couple," "Some Like It Hot" and "Grumpy Old Men."
Lemmon won Oscars for best actor in the 1973 film "Save the Tiger" and best supporting actor in 1955's "Mister Roberts."
He won the Cannes Film Festival's best actor award for "The China Syndrome" in 1979 and "Missing" in 1982. In 1988, he received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
Lemmon was nominated three straight years for Emmy awards as outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie. He took home an Emmy in 2000 for his performance in the TV movie "Tuesdays With Morrie." He was also nominated in 1999 for "Inherit The Wind" and in 1998 for "12 Angry Men."
Jack Lemmon was born John Uhler Lemmon III on February 8, 1925 in Boston – Albawaba.com
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