Walter Matthau

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: perpetually rumpled veteran actor who first appeared on Broadway in 1948 and made his film debut in The Kentuckian (1958), whose Broadway performance in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (1965) launched his career, making him one of Hollywood's most sought-after comic actors, who teamed up with Jack Lemmon in several films, including The Odd Couple (1968), The Fortune Cookie, for which he won a 1966 Supporting Actor Oscar, and Grumpy Old Men (1993), who was best known for his comedies and starred in several dramas, playing roles as rogues, lawyers, and philanderers.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: October 1, 1920

 

Died: July 1, 2000

 

Location: Santa Monica, California