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

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 life[edit | edit source]

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.

Career[edit | edit source]

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Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Charade (1963) - as Hamilton Bartholomew

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