Birth Name: Jack Lemmon
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born on Feb. 8, 1925 in Boston, MA, Lemmon was raised by his father, John, the president of Doughnut Corporation of America, and his mother, Mildred, a homemaker. At four years old, he had his first stage experience in an amateur production of "Gold in Them Thar Hills." A sickly child - he had three major ear surgeries by the time he was 10 - Lemmon took up cross-country running to alleviate his frail health and went on to eventually break the New England record for the two-mile. Meanwhile, he attended the prestigious Phillips Academy where he dove head-long into drama, which carried over throughout his tenure at Harvard University. Though a relatively poor student at Harvard, Lemmon noneth...
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