Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

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Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau (born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his film roles, in particular as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, based on the play of the same title by playwright Neil Simon, in which he also appeared on broadway theatre. He also appeared in the less successful film sequel some 30 years later, The Odd Couple II. Matthau was also known for his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Jack Lemmon, particularly in the 1990s with Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards.

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Full name at birth
Walter John Matthow
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Claim to fame
The Odd Couple
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Date of birth
1 October 1920
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Place of birth
Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA
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Date of death
1 July 2000
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Place of death
Santa Monica, CA, USA
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Cause of death
Heart Attack
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Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
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Occupation
Actor, Director
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6' 3" (190 cm)
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Large nose
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
Seward Park High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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