Famed Actor Jack Lemmon Passes Away


Long-time friend of the golfing world, actor Jack Lemmon died Wednesday night at the age of 76.
Lemmon, a two-time Oscar winner, passed at the University of Southern Californias Norris Cancer Center from complications associated with the disease. He was in the presence of his wife, former actress Felicia Farr, and his son and daughter.
Lemmons career in Hollywood started in the early 1950s and blossomed shortly thereafter, winning an Oscar in 55 for best supporting actor in Mister Roberts.
Not long after, he became associated with director Billy Wilder and the late actor Walter Matthau, with whom he accomplished some of his best work, including the film version of The Odd Couple and the Grumpy Old Men series of movies.
In the golf world, Lemmon was a long-time fixture at the AT&T Pro-Am.
One of his last appearances on-screen came in Robert Redfords The Legend of Bagger Vance. In the movie, Lemmon portrayed the protagonist Rannulph Junuh as an aging golfing great.
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