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Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
Name
Walter John Matthow
Birthplace
New York City, New York, U.S.
Birth date
(1920-10-01)October 1, 1920
Death place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died date
July 1, 2000(2000-07-01) (aged 79)
Occupation
Actor
Active Years
1944–2000


Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with co-star Jack Lemmon. He won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Tony award.


Early lifeEdit

Matthau was born Walter John Matthow on October 1, 1920, in New York City's Lower East Side. His mother, Rose (née Berolsky), was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant and his father, Milton Matthow. He attended Surprise Lake Camp. He went to high school at Seward Park High School.


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FilmographyEdit

  • Charade (1963) - as Hamilton Bartholomew


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