Lemmon's father was a successful businessman in the Boston area. Lemmon attended Harvard.
Though divorced, he was a devoted father, and one of the best-liked actors in Hollywood.
Jack Lemmon films:
- Some Like It Hot, with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis
- Glengarry Glen Ross, with Al Pacino, based on the play by David Mamet
- The Apartment
- The Odd Couple, with Walter Matthau
- Days of Wine and Roses
- The Fortune Cookie
- Save the Tiger
- The China Syndrome, with Jane Fonda
- The Out-of-Towners
- Dad, with Ted Danson
- Grumpy Old Men (and the sequel Grumpier Old Men), with Walter Matthau
- Missing, with Sissy Spacek
- My Fellow Americans, with James Garner