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Walter Matthau

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Walter Matthau

American actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (6%), California (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jack Lemmon, Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower (film)

Linked to: Seward Park High School, The New School, Jews, American Broadcasting Company

 

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Walter Matthau was born in 1920 add something


1940

Harry Belafonte - At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator alongside Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Bea Arthur and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre


1948

Matthau was married twice; first to Grace Geraldine Johnson from 1948 to 1958, and from 1959 until his death in 2000 to Carol Marcus. add something


1950

Wilbur Mack - He would continue to appear in both films and television throughout the 1950s and into 1962, with his last appearance being an uncredited role in the 1962 movie "Who's Got the Action-", starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert and Walter Matthau

 

Arnold Laven - In the late 1950s, Laven directed "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue", a crime drama set on the docks starring Richard Egan and Walter Matthau, and "Anna Lucasta", a feature starring an all-African American cast that included Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis, Jr.


1952

In 1952, Matthau appeared in the pilot of Mr. Peepers with Wally Cox. For reasons unknown he used the name Leonard Elliot. add something


1954

Maria Riva - Riva appeared at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway in the 1954 production "The Burning Glass", opposite Cedric Hardwicke and Walter Matthau


1955

In 1955, he made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian opposite Burt Lancaster. add something

 

Jayne Mansfield - In 1955, she went to New York and appeared in the Broadway production of George Axelrod's comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-", featuring Orson Bean and Walter Matthau


1959

Carol Grace - She was married to actor Walter Matthau, from August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000; they had one son, Charles Matthau


1960

Matthau directed a low-budget 1960 movie called The Gangster Story. add something

 

Kim Novak - In 1960, she co-starred with Kirk Douglas in "Strangers When We Meet", featuring Walter Matthau and Ernie Kovacs


1962

In 1962, he was a sympathetic sheriff in Lonely are the Brave, which starred Kirk Douglas. add something


1963

Stanley Donen - In 1963 Donen made one of his most praised films: "Charade", starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James_Coburn, George Kennedy and Ned Glass


1965

Also in 1965, he played detective Ted Casselle in the Hitchcockian thriller Mirage, with Gregory Peck and Diane Baker, a film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on a novel by Howard Fast. add something

 

In 1965, however, a plum comedy role came Matthau's way when Neil Simon cast him in the hit play The Odd Couple playing the slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison opposite Art Carney as Felix Unger. add something


1967

Robert Morse - In 1967, he co-starred in "A Guide for the Married Man," opposite Walter Matthau


1968

Goldie Hawn - Hawn had made her feature film debut in a bit role as a giggling dancer in the 1968 film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, in which she was billed as "Goldie Jeanne", but in her first major film role, in Cactus Flower, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancee.


1969

Ingrid Bergman - After a long hiatus, Bergman did the movie "Cactus Flower" in 1969, with Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn

 

Cactus Flower (film) - "'Cactus Flower"' is a 1969 comedy film directed by Gene Saks and starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid_Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, who won an Oscar for her performance


1971

He played three different roles in the 1971 film version of Simon's Plaza Suite and was in the cast of its followup California Suite in 1978. add something

 

John Paxton - He won a Golden Globe and an *award from the Writers Guild of America in 1971 for his screenplay to the Walter Matthau film "Kotch"

 

Jack Lemmon - In 1971, Lemmon directed Matthau in the comedy Kotch.


1973

Morton Freedgood - "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", his novel about the hijacking of a New York City subway train, was a best seller in 1973 and was made into the 1974 movie starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, a 1998 TV-movie remake of the same title, and a 2009 theatrical-feature remake, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"


1974

The rumor that his birth name was "Matuschanskayasky" was given additional credence by the release of the 1974 film Earthquake in which Matthau had agreed to provide a cameo performance without compensation on the condition that he not be credited under his real name. add something

 

The Front Page (1974 film) - "'The Front Page"' is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau


1978

Robert Trujillo - He had a non-speaking role in the 1978 Walter Matthau film "House Calls", and had a minor role in the 1980 Gary Coleman made-for-TV film "Scout's Honor"


1982

In 1982, Matthau portrayed Herbert Tucker in I Ought to Be in Pictures. add something

 

Ann-Margret - In 1982, Ann-Margret co-starred with Walter Matthau and Dinah Manoff in the film version of Neil Simon's play "I Ought to Be in Pictures"

 

Dinah Manoff - She reprised that role for the film version in 1982, with Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, one of the rare projects in her career in which she had a starring role


1991

Jack Lemmon - Additionally, Lemmon and Matthau had small parts in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, JFK.


1993

Arnold Stang - He played the photographer in the 1993 film "Dennis the Menace" with Walter Matthau


1995

Truman Capote - Also, in 1995, Capote's 1951 Novella "The Grass Harp" which he later turned into a 1954 play was made into a film version with a screen play by Stirling Silliphant and directed by Charles Matthau, Walter Matthau's son


1997

Gloria DeHaven - After a long absence from the screen, DeHaven appeared as the love interest of Jack Lemmon in the 1997 comedy "Out to Sea", starring Walter Matthau


2000

Matthau died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California on July 1, 2000. add something

 

Matthau died of a heart attack in Santa Monica on July 1, 2000 add something


2002

Roman Polanski - Nearly seven years passed before Polanski's next film, Pirates, a lavish period piece starring Walter Matthau, which the director intended as an homage to the beloved Errol Flynn swashbucklers of his childhood.


2003

Carol Marcus, a native of New York, died of a brain aneurysm in 2003 add something


2009

As recently as 2009, this erroneous information appeared in the "World Almanac and Book of Facts" section on "Original Names of Selected Entertainers" on Page 278 add something