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Encyclopedia > Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau

Walter in the film Charade (1963)
Birth name Walter John Matthau
Born October 1, 1920(1920-10-01)
Flag of the United States New York City, New York
Died July 1, 2000 (aged 79)
Santa Monica, California

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Biography

Matthau was born in New York City, in the Lower East Side, Manhattan, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, and attended Seward Park High School. His original surname is often shown as Matuschansky, but this is not true (see Original Name Rumour below for a detailed discussion). His real name, as records from his youth prove, was Walter John Matthow. However, he was also called "Jake", so he occasionally signed his name as "Walter Jake Matthow". When, as a young man, he began acting in the Yiddish theatre in New York, he decided to change the spelling of his name. He believed that "Matthow" looked too brash and crude and opted for the "more-elegant" spelling of "Matthau", and kept it for the rest of his life. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco L.E.S. redirects here. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Yiddish theatre consists of plays written and performed primarily by Jews in Yiddish, the language of the Eastern European Ashkenazaic Jewish community. ... “NY” redirects here. ...


During World War II Matthau served in the U.S. Army Air Forces with the Eighth Air Force in England as a B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner, in the same bomb group as Jimmy Stewart. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant and became interested in acting. He often joked that his best early review came in a play where he posed as a derelict. One reviewer said, "The others just looked like actors in make-up, Walter Matthau really looks like a skid row bum!" Matthau was a respected stage actor for years in such fare as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and A Shot in the Dark. He won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play. In 1952 Matthau appeared in the pilot of Mr. Peepers with Wally Cox. For reasons unknown he used the name Leonard Elliot. His role was of the gym teacher Mr. Wall. In 1955 he made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian opposite Burt Lancaster. 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In addition to his busy movie and stage schedule, Matthau made many television appearances in live TV plays. Although he was constantly working, it seemed that the fact that he was not handsome in the traditional sense would keep him from being a top star.

Matthau with Jack Lemmon in a publicity photo for The Fortune Cookie

Success came late for Matthau. In 1965, aged 44, Neil Simon cast him in the hit play The Odd Couple opposite Art Carney. In 1966, he again achieved success as a shady lawyer opposite future friend and frequent co-star, actor Jack Lemmon, in The Fortune Cookie. During filming, the film had to be placed on a five month hiatus after he suffered a heart attack. Image File history File links Lemmon&matthau. ... Image File history File links Lemmon&matthau. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Arthur William Matthew Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American actor in film, stage, television, and radio. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... The Fortune Cookie is a 1967 film with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...


He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for that movie, and also made a memorable acceptance speech. He was visibly banged up, having been involved in a bicycle accident shortly before the awards show. He scolded nominated actors who were perfectly healthy and had not bothered to come to the ceremony, especially three of the other four major award winners: Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis and Paul Scofield. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... Sandy Dennis Sandy Dennis (April 27, 1937 – March 2, 1992) was an Academy Award and Tony-winning American theater and film actress. ... David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (born 21 January 1922) is a British actor who was born in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. ...


Matthau and Lemmon became lifelong friends after making The Fortune Cookie and made a total of ten movies together, including the movie version of The Odd Couple (with Lemmon playing the Art Carney role) and the popular 1993 hit Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men with Sophia Loren. The Odd Couple is a 1968 film written by Neil Simon, based on his play of the same name, and directed by Gene Saks. ... Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 Warner Bros. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ...



Matthau was married twice, to Grace Geraldine Johnson (1948-1958), and Carol Marcus (August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000). He had two children, Jenny Matthau and David Matthau, with his first wife, and a son, Charlie Matthau, with his second. His grandchildren include William Matthau and Emily Roman. His son, Charlie, directed Matthau in the movie The Grass Harp (1995). Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carol Grace (September 11, 1924 - July 20, 2003), was an American actress and author; she is usually referred to as either Carol Marcus Saroyan or Carol Matthau. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Grass Harp is a 1951 novella by Truman Capote. ...


Walter Matthau died of full cardiac arrest on July 1, 2000, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 79. After heart surgery, doctors discovered that he had colon cancer, which had spread to his liver, lungs and brain. However, on his death certificate the causes of death are listed as cardiac arrest and atherosclerotic heart disease, with ESRD and atrial fibrillation added as "other significant conditions contributing to death but not related to [primary] cause..." (see [1]) with no mention of the cancer. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Diagram of the stomach, colon, and rectum Colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. ... The liver is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... For other uses, see Brain (disambiguation). ... Atherosclerosis is a disease of arterial blood vessels. ... Chronic renal failure (CRF, or chronic kidney failure, CKF) is a slowly progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years and defined as an abnormally low glomerular filtration rate, which is usually determined indirectly by the creatinine level in blood serum. ... Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is a cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. ...


He is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, next to fellow actor George C. Scott. Cemetery view looking South-East. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. ... George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ...


Almost exactly one year later, Jack Lemmon was also buried at the cemetery, after dying from cancer. After Matthau's death, Lemmon as well as other friends and relatives appeared on Larry King Live in an hour of tribute and remembrance; poignantly, many of those same people appeared on the show one year later, reminiscing about Lemmon. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ...


His widow, Carol, died of a brain aneurysm in 2003. A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. ...


Original name rumour

There is a persistent rumor that his birth name was Matuschanskayasky, which is false, as are the rumors that his name was Matashansky or Matansky, or any of the other reported names. In truth - as reported by the authors of Matthau: A Life by Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg (along with Walter's son, Charlie Matthau), Walter was a teller of tall tales. In his youth, he found that the joy of embellishment lifted a story (and the listener) to such enjoyable heights that he could not resist trying to pass off the most bogus of information, just to see who was gullible enough to believe it. Matthau told many stories to many reputable people – including the Social Security Administration. A maiden name is the family name carried by a woman before any of her marriages. ... The United States Social Security Administration (or SSA[1]) is an independent agency of the United States government established by a law currently codified at 42 U.S.C. Â§ 901. ...


When he registered for a number, he was amazed that they only wanted him to write his name, and offer no proof of his identity. So, as another of his traditional goofs, he wrote that his true name was "Walter Foghorn Matthau".


The "Matuschanskayasky" name rumor culminated with the release of 1974's Earthquake. The executive producer, Jennings Lang, had worked with Matthau the previous year on the film Charley Varrick, and convinced him to take a small cameo role in the film - the small part scripted only as a "drunk at the end of the bar." On a whim, Matthau agreed to take the part, without compensation, on the condition that he not be credited under his real name. After Matthau agreed, the part of the "drunk" was expanded to provide comic relief for the film, the character offering toasts to various people (Spiro Agnew, Bobby Riggs, and Peter Fonda), as well as delivering the punchline "Hey, who do you have to know to get a drink around here?" in the midst of a bar devastated by a major earthquake. See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Earthquake is the title of a blockbuster 1974 film that was among several successful so-called disaster movies of the 1970s that places an all-star cast in life and death situations. ... Movie poster for Charlie Varrick Charley Varrick is a 1973 crime film directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson and Joe Don Baker. ... Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States serving under President Richard M. Nixon, and the fifty-fifth Governor of Maryland. ... Bobby Riggs on the cover of Sports Illustrated just before his match with Billie Jean King in 1973 Riggs at Wimbledon in 1939 Robert Larimore (Bobby) Riggs (February 25, 1918 – October 25, 1995) was a 1930s–40s tennis player who was the World No. ... Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


As requested, when it came time to insert the credits for Earthquake, the long name "Matuschanskayasky" was used, as agreed, by Jennings Lang and Matthau. Earthquake is the title of a blockbuster 1974 film that was among several successful so-called disaster movies of the 1970s that places an all-star cast in life and death situations. ...


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
Martin Balsam
for A Thousand Clowns
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1966
for The Fortune Cookie
Succeeded by
George Kennedy
for Cool Hand Luke
Preceded by
Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra
47th Academy Awards
Oscars host
48th Academy Awards (with Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, George Segal, and Robert Shaw)
Succeeded by
Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, and Richard Pryor
49th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Johnny Carson
54th Academy Awards
Oscars host
55th Academy Awards (with Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and Richard Pryor)
Succeeded by
Johnny Carson
56th Academy Awards

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TV work

  • Dry Run, episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents series (1959)
  • Juno and the Paycock (1960)
  • Tallahassee 7000 (cast member in 1961)
  • Awake and Sing! (1972)
  • Actor (1978)
  • The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) (voice)
  • The Incident (1990)
  • Mr. Lambert Remembers Love (1991)
  • Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992)
  • Incident in a Small Town (1994)
  • The Marriage Fool (1998)

Screenshot of opening sequence of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock Presents was a half-hour anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Juno and the Paycock is a play by Sean OCasey, the second of his well-known Dublin Trilogy. It was first staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1924. ... Awake and Sing! is a 1935 play by Clifford Odets. ... The Incident is an American film released in 1967, directed by Larry Peerce and starring Beau Bridges, Tony Musante, Brock Peters and Martin Sheen in his first film role. ...

Stage appearances

Anne of the Thousand Days is an Academy Award-winning 1969 costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... The Liar (1992) was the first novel by Stephen Fry, recording the life of Adrian Healey, a student at Cambridge University. ... Contrary to the apparent track listing from the CD label, liner notes or how it may pop up in your particular music library, the actual track listing is as follows: Black My Story (Not History) One Bright Day Who Will Be There When the Lights Gone Out All Love Look... Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter is an original comedy play that opened on Broadway October 13, 1955 starring Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield and Walter Matthau. ... Once More, with Feeling! is a 1960 comedy film made by Columbia Pictures. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ...

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NAME Matthau, Walter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Matthow, Walter John
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor
DATE OF BIRTH October 1, 1920
PLACE OF BIRTH New York City, New York
DATE OF DEATH July 1, 2000
PLACE OF DEATH Santa Monica, California

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Walter Matthau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1202 words)
Matthau was married twice, to Grace Geraldine Johnson (1948-1958), and Carol Marcus (August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000).
Walter Matthau died of full cardiac arrest on July 1, 2000, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 79.
Carol Matthau died of a brain aneurysm in 2003.
Walter Matthau - definition of Walter Matthau in Encyclopedia (470 words)
Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 - July 1, 2000) was an American comedy actor possibly best known for his role as the gruff and less tidy member of The Odd Couple.
Matthau was born in New York City and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Matthau died of a massive heart attack in Santa Monica, California at the age of 79, and is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
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