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Jack Lemmon's Acting Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Storied Career

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 05:03 PM

Jack Lemmon’s acting career that began in the 1950s and continued until 2000 brought him multiple awards, including two Oscars.

His final role was the narrator for the film “The Legend of Bagger Vance” before his death in 2001 at the age of 76 — a fitting bow that spoke to his love of golf.

Here are awards and honors Lemmon received during his stories acting career:

1. Walk of Fame

For many actors, earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is a bucket-list accolade, and Jack Lemmon was able to check this milestone off his list in February 1960. This quick rise to stardom was in part for his tenacious work ethic, churning out several comedy hits like “The Apartment” and “Some Like It Hot.”

His star is located at 6357 Hollywood Blvd
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2. The Academy Awards

Winning one Oscar in a lifetime is a dream for actors, and Lemmon had to pinch himself twice after his 1956 win for Best Actor in Supporting Role for “Mister Roberts” and again nearly 20 years later in 1974 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Save the Tiger.”

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In his 1974 acceptance speech, Lemmon said, “I’ve never in my life been connected with anything that meant more to me and worked with so many wonderful professional people that cared and loved something so much. And they made it one of the great, great moments of my life.”

This win also made him the first actor to win an Academy Award as both a leading and supporting actor.

3. Golden Globes

Lemmon won six Golden Globes, starting in 1960 for the musical comedy “Some Like It Hot” alongside Marilyn Monroe and the last in 2000 right before his death for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for “Inherit the Wind.”

That year, he received two nominations, the second for “Tuesdays with Morrie,” and, in his acceptance speech, he joked that he wasn’t clear which role earned him the statue.

4. Lifetime Achievement

Lemmon won not one, not two, but seven lifetime achievement awards during his 50-plus years of acting. The first of these honors was given in 1988 by the American Film Institute, and the final was bestowed by Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards in 2000.

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